12 Of The Most Unlikely Places To Find Love In Nigeria

February 6, 2020

“We found love in a hopeless place” – Rihanna.

No matter how old you are, we all agree that only love can make us whole again. It doesn’t even have to be romantic, even familial love counts. So, where are some of the most absurd yet hilarious places to find love in this country?

1) Linkedln:

Adding someone to your network has a different meaning depending on how you look at it. Think about it. The best part is that you people are doing professional love.

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2) Market:

It’s a hot sunny day in the market, flies are buzzing, you both reach for meat on the tray. Your hands touch and you feel a connection, the meat seller fades into the background, the market noise dims out. Your reverie is interrupted by the meat seller saying “N3,500 jale jale.” Love at first touch.

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3) Anatomy lab:

You are dicing up cadavers, you both reach out to cut the same part of the body. Everything slows down, you perceive the smell of formalin mixed with her fragrance. Her hair sways in the heat of the darkroom, you have never seen anyone look more glorious. Love at first anatomy session.

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4) ATM queue:

It’s funny how a simple “I am behind you” can lead to a lifetime of being behind her. She smiles and says sure. Your heart skips a beat and you mutter under your breath “mafo.” Unbeknownst, you have fallen in love. You really found love in a hopeless place.

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5) Deliverance session:

“I am looking for heaven for the devil in me” – Florence Welch.

You are her heaven and she’s your reformed devil. The Ying to your Yang, the Lagos state to your stress levels.

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6) Trekking:

Apart from listening to music, other fun things Lagosians can do while walking includes asking for genotype, blood group, family’s history. If all checks, you can get married by the end of the week.

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7) Nairaland:

Freak on the Nairaland streets, sweetheart in the Whatsapp sheets. Just open a “looking for love” forum on the website and you never know where it may end.

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8) At your own wedding:

Don’t let your partner stop you from finding the love of your life.

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9) IELTS center:

A couple that studies together, jaapa together. More points for you. If you know, you know.

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10) Witch meeting:

After plotting on who to destroy and whose soul to steal, you catch up with your fellow coven member for drinks. Drinks here means blood just so we are clear. It’s funny what people are outside of “work.” People really are multi-faceted, you are intrigued so you find yourself continuously thinking of them. No binding and casting fashioned against your romance can prosper.

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11) Instablog Naija comments section:

The enthusiasm with which they support Tacha is what catches your eye. Passionate is how you’d describe them to your friends. Their vulgar nature and boldness makes you hot in certain previously cold parts of your body. Love really has made you whole again.

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