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Romantic Gestures & The Nigerian Man

March 29, 2018

Romantic Gestures & The Nigerian Man

What is the standard for “romance” or what do we consider as “romantic”? I believe romantic gestures should represent different things to different people and there’s no definite or universal standard measure for it. Therefore, things we see on TV like rose petals round the house & scented candles should not be the only things perceived as romantic gestures.
Are Nigerian men romantic? A group of ladies gave various answers.To a few, it was a big NO while others opine that some men are

Romantic gestures they have experienced?

1. Singing: I consider this very romantic, I remember experiencing this and I had a big smile on my face the whole month lol. Now not all men can sing, but in place of that what if we play or send the songs to our partners to put a smile on their faces?

2. Gifts: I read somewhere that you can’t love without giving. It doesn’t always have to be expensive it’s the thought that counts

3. Nice words: Yes guys, spoken words, text messages and thank God for SM – its been made simple. Just to put a smile on her face.

4. Breakfast-in-bed: To me, this is really romantic but let’s also bear in mind that not all men can cook.

5. Opening of the car door: Not all men can do this, one of my male friends once told me that if I wait for him to do this I would grow long beards like Santa. Ladies I don’t think we should hold it against them.
6. Requesting for permission to take ‘Her’ out: I consider this as not only romantic but being courteous & respectful especially if the Lady still lives with her parents.

Other responses:

1. Surprise room makeover
2. Surprise visits & Birthday parties
3. Public Display of Affection
4. Remembering things to details
5. Praying together

Dear men, it doesn’t have to be expensive and over the top. Sometimes it’s the little things that makes us fall in love with you all over again.

P.S: It goes both ways

Ladies! Please let’s know the things you consider romantic and men you are not left out.



I am Aderinwale Oluwayomi, a Freelance and creative writer, an Economist, a talkative and a playful bunny. I’ve been writing as far back as 2004 (back then all I wanted to be was a poet), I started writing professionally 2017. Writing for me is more than an outlet; I see and I hear the words. Writing has become the second part of me and I’m only glad words and I found one another


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