How can I tell teaboy who paid for my tuition that he’s not my type without hurting his feelings?


Hie Aunty Lisa

I am a 22 year old girl. My parents died when I was 10 years old and so I dropped out of school because I had no-one to pay my fees.

I then met this guy when I was 15 and he struggled to send me back to school. He was a vendor selling fruits in Harare CBD just to pay my fees. He then got a job as a tea boy at one of the biggest haulage companies in Zimbabwe and continued to send me to school even to the university, of which I am eternally grateful to him for… surely, there are angels made by God to help the needy in times of trouble.

My problem is that I feel I can’t continue with this relationship because he is not my type, I am not the girl that I used to be when he first saw me, don’t get it wrong, I am honestly appreciative of what God has used him to do in my life but I just cant get totally committed to him based on pity or how he helped me.

So I’m thinking how best can I tell him that he is not my type without hurting his feelings? I am grateful that he sent me to school but I can’t be in a relationship with him anymore. I want somebody of my own class who drives a top of the range car not a tea boy.

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