According to James Onen aka Fatboy, women reject verbal apologies because they prefer materialistic ones.
Fatboy gave his opinion during a discussion on whether it is necessary to apologize in a relationship even when the person is not sorry.
A caller on the show affirmed that sometimes a person apologizes to move on from the disagreement or argument, adding that most times, women will not accept a simple apology.
“Half the time, I do not understand how women want us to apologize. If I've messed up, I believe that saying; ‘I am sorry, and I won’t do it again is enough,’ because I have accepted that I’m in wrong,” he said.
Fatboy, in response, asked, “do you why women don’t accept apologies? It's because they don’t like apologies in words, they want tangible ones like cash.”
But Olive Najjuma, the show co-host said sometimes men will apologize and even cry only to repeat the same mistake. According to her, apologies should invoke a positive change of action.
However, Fatboy and the caller said apologizing may not guarantee that the person won’t commit similar mistakes because sometimes are made unintentionally.
For instance, they argued that cheating may happen unintentionally. “You can be talking to someone, thinking you’re discussing serious things and the next thing they are jumping on you,” Fatboy said.
Additionally, he emphasized that women will not take a plain sorry but will accept one that comes with material gifts such as phones, and money among other things.
The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy, Olive, and Sarah every weekday from 6 am to 10 am on RX Radio.