In this age of open relationships, rimming, 90-day rules and celibacy till the wedding night, dating and relationships have become quite tricky.
In fact, there are thousands of unnecessary relations that prevail only because the parties omitted to do a little due diligence.
By so doing, you will avoid the near-heart attack of finding a dildo boiling in a pot in your girlfriend's kitchen when you did not know she has three drawers of sex toys and disinfects some every Thursday.
And if that conversation at lunch had factored in that she thinks Pornhub is a sinful place, you would not be asking her who her daddy is.
But we will still go on and discuss current affairs and the price of petrol and pretend as if dates are spaces for IQ tests and beauty contests.
Then we will end up like my friend, who discovered a smaller-nyana but important detail on the day of his wedding.
At the alter, that is, just after the vows and that defining moment when the priest pronounced them husband and wife.
His new wife shook her head and said "hhaaaa, not ubabami an'ibhekile, shem. (not while my father watches)", in objection to that romantic first kiss as newlyweds.
And with that, their wedding album has a photo of them shaking hands!