Charles Mpala, pictured with fiancee Chloe Haigh-Eite, says a real relationship takes a lot of work.
Charles Mpala, pictured with fiancee Chloe Haigh-Eite, says a real relationship takes a lot of work. Supplied

Love guru to teach wooing

AS if God himself had answered Rose City singles’ cry for help to find their soul mate, love guru Charles Mpala is coming to town this weekend to offer assistance.

Hot on the heels of the Daily News’ recent coverage of the tribulations of small-town singles, the newly-engaged 26-year-old wants to help people reinvigorate the old-fashioned art of wooing.

“I want to speak with people about dating. Real dating is all about connecting with someone,” Mr Mpala told the Daily News, which reported last week a whopping 1135 local singles were active on dating website RSVP.

“A real relationship is something which takes a lot of work and you have to set the foundations for it to last,” he said.

Mr Mpala said some young people often formed relationships without fully appreciating the gravity of “Christian dating”, letting prejudice cloud their minds.

“I had girlfriends before I met (22-year-old fiancee Chloe Haigh-Eite) but no one impacted me like she has,” he said.

“She definitely had something different about her even before I found out she was a pastor’s daughter and our love goes beyond the African and Australian (backgrounds).”

The young couple met at university on the Gold Coast and have been together for almost three years.

Mr Mpala has been invited to Warwick’s Seventh-Day Adventist Church to talk about courtship and the complex relationship of boyfriends and girlfriends.

Seventh-Day Adventist Church member Sharon Going said Mr Mpala’s hypnotic and powerful voice spoke of truth and the hardships and reality of finding love in contemporary society.

“I think a lot of people get together in the body before their minds have it together,” Mrs Going said.

“Before they know it they’re chucked into something quite emotionally deep without fully appreciating the relationship.”

Mrs Going said the church had a practical view of relationships and hoped the seminar and information session would connect and give people direction.

“We, as a church, are quite real and face real issues openly and honestly,” she said.

“Everyone is welcome and invited to this session.”

Mr Mpala’s two-hour information session is on from 2pm Saturday at the Fitzroy Street church.



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