Plotting your exit from the streets is not an easy move to make. By “the streets” we mean the world of casual encounters and short-lived flings. This week, we met Mbali from Johannesburg, a 25-year-old club DJ who believed that now was the time to leave the streets and look for something more serious. So she came to Date My Family, where she met Khaya, Thelo and Mluleki’s family and friends.
There are times when you can predict that an exciting episode of #DMF is on the way and this was one such occasion. When Mbali said up front that she was looking for a big-budget spender who could provide all of life’s most materialistic things, we were eager to see how the nation would react.
Now I ain’t sayin she’s a gold digger, but…
One thing about Mbali? She did not appear to be shy or withdrawn! So when the question of what she was looking for came up, she was blunt about some of her, um, financial expectations. And let’s just say, some of the friends and families of the three bachelors didn’t agree.
In fact, Thelo’s cousin went all the way and described her as a “gold digger”! It looked like Black Twitter saw it the same way.
“I twerk for the world!”
Mbali was obviously looking for a man who had a thick skin, because someone who gets easily upset might not handle her lifestyle. Many of our bachelors were surprised to learn that she was a DJ and some worried that she might spend a bit too much time out in the clubs. With that, certain things come with the territory – like twerking!
Mbali admitted that she would twerk whenever she felt like it, and if there were admirers around, then so be it. Utloba, strong boy!
A difficult choice for Mbali
In all her encounters, it looked as if Mbali would have a difficult choice to make and so it proved to be.
Not only did it seem that there was going to have to be work done to have her standards met, but she also feared that she would end up with the wrong person if they had been misrepresented.
In the end, she chose Khaya, who was pleased to see her return.
The friendzone lurks
Have you ever been on a first date and realised “We’d be better off as friends”? That’s basically where Mbali ended up during her and Khaya’s sit-down dinner.
She admitted many times that she saw more of a buddy than a lover in her choice, but this didn’t take away from what was a good day out.
Overall, she still gave him enough of a chance when she opened herself up to a second date.