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When Should The Genotype Question Be Asked?

I was inspired to ask this question when I saw the issues raised on the last Talk To Steph post about Tayo’s Genotype Dilemma. She had been in a relationship with someone she loved dearly and fond out in the 10th month of their relationship that they both had the AS Genotype.

You see, there is no specific length of time a couple must date before getting married. Some people have a two-month courtship, some have two years, while some date for even as long as twelve years.

My question however is this: At what point in the relationship should couples begin to ask each other serious questions such as their Genotype? Also, apart from the Genotype question, what other important questions should couples ask each other as their relationship gets serious?

Let’s discuss.


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    Mojisola Obazuaye
    March 20, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Well, this is a tricky one. A good time may be the early stages of the relationship.
    Cheers, MJ

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    March 20, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    In my opinion I think the question should be asked when there is some level of seriousness and comittment in the relationship. You can’t just poise such question to any guy because you both got into bed.

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    March 21, 2015 at 6:08 am

    I will ask him the very first day he declares his intension but I will ask d question along side with other question. for instance, “tell me more about urself, or age, family background blood group and genotype, wot u do for a living, where u worship?” in that case he will not know my major reason for asking those questions.

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    March 21, 2015 at 7:12 am

    This topic is not an easy topic for most people more especially with our young people who are not exposed to the proper biological and science learning in school or at home by talking about this issues. For me, I like asking any lady friend I have or I may want to get involve with about their BLOOD TYPE. My blood type is not that cammon in the world. And if any relationship would turn into marriage, it’s very vital to get a blood compatability check to be on the safe side of nature just in case there may be child or children involved in the future. I realized that this will be an hard task for the underpreviledge that wount be able to afford this tests. This is where the government and hospital comes in. Meaning, funds MUST BE GIVING TO EITHER CLINICS OR HOSPITALS SO THEY CAN FIGHT any mishaps when or before a child is born. WHAT WILL COME NEXT.

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    Schollzy Pauls
    March 21, 2015 at 7:29 am

    they should ask d question at d early stage of d relationship cos they can’t predict if they will end up making a home.. u might think its a fling n b4 u could say jack, u could see other qualities that will make u love him/her more n wanna walk down d aisle.. other things u get to know is her family background, d kind of home she comes from, if he/she is betrothed to someone, etc

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    Bridget divine
    March 21, 2015 at 9:59 am

    As soon as u notice that d relationship is getting serious, may be introduction to family members is involved, then u can ask any type if question u know will be of help to u in the future.

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    March 21, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Well, I think one need to ask that question and other important questions when both party feels the relationship is getting serious.
    Most important, you should define what kind of relationship you want to have with someone from the onset, even though you are not saying it out but let it be defined from within you what kind of relationship is it.

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    jennifer philips
    March 21, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    The early stage of the relationship is best.

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    stella Amaechi
    March 21, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    I believe at the early stage of every relationship, you should find out what your blood groups are to be on a safe side

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    stella Amaechi
    March 21, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    It’s important to find out at the beginning of every relationship

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    Racheal Laye Edward
    March 22, 2015 at 11:01 am

    As soon as u are comfortable with d other person in ur relationship or as soon as u start thinking of settling down with them

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    Adeshina oluwafunmilayo
    March 23, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Early stage of the relationship, i think it wise.

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    Aruoshla Lord
    April 5, 2015 at 7:45 am

    You can ask this Geno type question anywhere and at any given stage of the relationship, if you love the person. But you must know your Geno Type first to ask the question anywhere and at any stage of the relationship. Its simple ” Am AA what about you?” ” Hi love Am As what about you”. Knowing your Geno Type first is important. 18157

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    lovelyn kwofie
    April 9, 2015 at 9:57 am

    well dear i had a de same issue here.i knew since childhood am a sickle cell carrier.what is normally called as genotype.i told my ex guy we starting courting barely three weeks.then i told him dear am sickle cell aneamic carrier.i didnt ask him to go check his he did himself nd de results proved he was a carrier too.sooo we broke up even when as till today we love each other.he got married four weeks ago.soo its better u let each know ur status from de begining when u start to know each other better nd more. de best way to put de question is dear do u have any health challenge like asthma diabeties sickle cell anaemia nd etc.

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    ibrahim blessing
    April 16, 2015 at 11:58 am

    I think this question should be asked at the early stage in order to be on a saver side, because i was also a victim to this but we later let go.

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