What is it about a side chick that appeals man who already has a girlfriend, fiancée, or worse, a wife and kids of his own?
In today’s relationships, as well as in previous times, the side chick is a normal phenomenon. She is the mistress, the other woman, the one who never returns home, the one who is kept hidden from view, the power behind the scenes who the man cannot resist. The side chick is the babe for whom the guy is willing to put his whole life on the line.
Women of all ages are familiar with her, from university students to grandmothers traveling abroad to care for their grandchildren. Just a few people have had the good fortune [or is it unfortunate?] of seeing her face or coming into touch with her, but her legend cannot be ignored, and her looming shadow over a relationship or marriage cannot be denied.
The question that most women ask after this great experience or discovery, either rhetorically in the darkness and still silence of their empty beds or to the man’s face when he softly tiptoes through the front door late at night, is: ‘what is unique about her?’
‘What does she have that I don’t?’ some people wonder. ‘What does she owe you that I don’t?’ and ‘What does she give you that I don’t?’ However, the core of those questions remains constant. Women want to know what makes the side chick a better woman than they are.
And young Nigerian men in their twenties and thirties are dishing out excuses why they should be paying attention to that other woman instead of the woman they should be paying attention to.
All this now brings us to the question: What does side chick have that wives don’t have?