Four Shades of Love At Valentine – Funke Treasure Durodola


Funke Treasure Durodola

GM, FRCN Radio 1

What does love mean to you and how would you describe it?            

Love can be overwhelming; it is something you can’t fight. You fall in love when you least expect it and it may take the wind out of your sails. You might get that knight in shining armour. I believe in love, I’m a terrible romantic. Everyone must experience love at least once in their lifetime.

When you first met your husband, what trait did you see in him, the most exciting aspect of him personality, that made you want him in your life?

He was patient. I thought I might be in love with someone else but he was patient. As they say, love is patient.

How did you know that he was The One?

He didn’t let me be and he took everything I threw at him. I didn’t think that love was going to find me at that time. And, of course, he’s a tall, dark and handsome man!

What does Valentine’s Day mean to you?

Personally, I believe it’s over-hyped. All those things should be done regularly anyway. Valentine’s Day can be a day to affirm one’s love for their partner. Even married couples can show other married couples love by exchanging gifts. It doesn’t have to be a day that there’s sex o! If there’s no sex, it’s OK. Being in love is like a good high.

If your husband doesn’t give you a gift on Valentine’s Day, what would you do?
Does it matter? He gives me gifts anyway. Knowing the person I know, he will probably get me flowers, or a cake, or something. I’d rather do mine before or after the hype. He does his on that day and will always surprise me with a gift. It’s good to have someone romantic around you.

Who do you believe is the dominant one in your relationship and why?
I think it’s my husband. He also shows more affection; I am less showy.

What is the one thing that your husband does that drives you crazy?
Hmm, what would that be? He’s refused to go on vacation at the same time as me. It doesn’t drive me crazy but I just wonder: wouldn’t it be nice for us to go on vacation together?

What is the one thing that would be a relationship breaker for you?
Most times it’s not the big things and it’s not always about infidelity. Most times, it’s the small things that add up. For example, not having children after a long time can test endurance and love.

Which love song would you pick to serenade your husband?
‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran. I love that song.

Which movie title best describes your relationship?
Hubby is the movie person. I can’t even remember the titles of the movies that I do watch. Well, this does not describe us per se but I like movies with Jennifer Lopez in it – The Wedding Planner. I like feel-good movies; any J-Lo movie works for me.

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