They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and one man has discovered this the hard way with an Instagram post he recently shared about his fiancée.
Solomon Buchi, a Nigerian speaker and life coach, shared the post about his fiancée Adeola Arike on Instagram and Facebook.
He intended to express his love for her, but many of his followers have taken issue with his choice of words.
The photo Buchi chose for the post is beautiful. It shows him crying as he embraces Arike in a recent meeting.
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“You’re not the most beautiful woman; neither are you the most intelligent woman, but I’ve chosen to never find perfection in anyone else,” he wrote.
“I put my gaze on you, and with that commitment, we would mold ourselves for ourselves. Our perfection is in our commitment.
“Stating that you’re not the most beautiful/intelligent might sound like it’s not a compliment, yeah? But it’s a realistic base for real love. Acknowledging that my woman isn’t the best, but I’m not looking for the best I was looking for you and I found you.”
“There’s no best, there is just someone you choose and see the best in them,” he continued.
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“This to me is the real love. Not the one that consoles itself in the faux reality that their partner is the most good looking, most intelligent, most successful person in the world. That’s disingenuous and doesn’t give room for love to thrive.” .
“My love for you isn’t about you being the best, it’s about you being you. There’s just no other you.”
Buchi ended the post by saying: “I love you, ayanfe. I’m committed to you. I miss you so much!!! But my love for you is stronger than distance. @arikeadeola.o.”
Sweet, right? Except for the line “Stating that you’re not the most beautiful / intelligent might sound like it’s not a compliment, yeah?”, According to many of his social media followers of him.
In fact, the negative feedback became so much he muted comments on Instagram and limited them on Facebook.
“This is so cringe worthy and you just succeeded in humiliating her. Meanwhile she’s a 10,” said one.
“Your woman should be the most beautiful person in your eyes despite her flaws and imperfections. Your write-up shows you’re just managing or settling for her until you find your ‘most beautiful, most intelligent, most endowed woman.'”
Another commented: “Why would you post this? Making someone you love feel like they aren’t the most beautiful or the most intelligent is insulting even if you didn’t mean it to be that way. I know what you are trying to say but you should’ve worded it differently.”
“This is rude, humiliating and completely unnecessary to publicly state,” another post read. “You don’t sound deep or intellectual. You sound like a man who should be alone. This woman is gorgeous and I hope she finds somebody who will tell her so.”
Another person said: “You posted a full portrait of that woman’s face & opened up this post with ‘you’re not the most beautiful woman in the world’. Audacity must be FREE on EVERY corner!!! Absolutely tf not.”
Some didn’t take any issue with his post.
“I love how you express your love for Arike. It’s so beautiful” said one.
“Absolutely beautiful and heartfelt.. When love is right.. Its beautiful,” added another.
9Honey has contacted Buchi for comment.
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