Online dating websites are becoming quite popular in Nigeria. For those of us who are familiar with dating sites, we must have heard of the likes of Match.com, Zoosks, OkCupid, eHarmony, Speed Date, chemistry.com, mingle2.com, badoo, (which was really popular a few years ago) as well as a host of other foreign dating sites.
What most Nigerians looking to find love online don’t know is that there are quite a number of “made in Nigeria” online dating websites. Naija folks who are big on hooking up online now have a variety of home based options to select from when it comes to finding their choice partner via the internet.
We have compiled a list of the top ten dating sites which are currently making waves in Nigeria.
Sexy Naija is one of the top dating websites in Nigeria which has become popular over the years. Established as far back as 2005, sexynaiaja has made its impact in the Nigerian dating scene. Asides from being user-friendly, the site is free, unlike other websites that may require an upgrade in membership.
Sign up requirements include information about your body type, occupation, religion, and other basic personal information. Members can follow other members, send friend requests and messages to other members. There is also the cool option of purchasing a gift for a member who you admire. According to Sexynaija, the dating site has over 30,000 registered members and receives an average of 550 visitors daily.
Friendite is another trending online dating website in Nigeria. Friendite.com is loved by many because of its attractive design and layout. Another great appeal of this site is the inclusion of some fancy features such as sending a “kiss” to your potential date. Members can even write on each other’s walls and make video calls.
Friendite also has a huge presence on Twitter (@FrienDite) with over 4000 followers. According to the founders of this online dating site, it has over 75,000 users who visit the site about 9,000 times daily. Friendite.com was created in 2012 making it the most recent dating site on this list. Asides from hooking up, registered member can also share photos, videos, create events and groups as well as play games among each other.
Another Online Dating Website for Nigerian looking for love is nigeriandateline.com. The site caters to the needs of Nigerians based at home as well as in the UK, the US and Canada. This site gives users the option of choosing the particular state they want a potential date from. Apart from pictures, the site provides an option for users to upload videos of themselves.
We also love the fact that Nigerian dateline feature users’ profile on their birthday. However, all the services on this site are not completely free, as there is the option for members to make an upgrade to “gold membership” which gives access to certain restricted features such as sending SMS via the site. Gold membership can be purchased for one month, three months, six months or a year, depending on the plan you are convenient with. Subscription fees range from 1,800 Naira to 8,000 Naira depending on the length of the membership purchased.
Nigerian Christian Singles
For the more conservative who seek partners that share the same faith and beliefs, Nigerian Christian Singles will be the dating website of choice. This community also serves as an avenue to share motivational and inspirational views and thoughts and also foster decent personal relationships between Christians.
The site has a section for online fellowships, chat forums and discussion boards. Nigerianchristiansingles.com also makes it a point of duty to guide its users in the right direction when it comes to dating, as there is a column where members can read online dating tips and other members’ success stories. Like other websites, Nigerian Christian Singles is free and allows members to share picture galleries, and private messages.
Naijaplanet.com is another online dating site in Nigeria that is 100% free. This site is also absolutely user-friendly as members can easily search for and communicate with people in their community. The site also has a beautiful, simple and easy to navigate layout. Naijaplanet.com was founded in 2008 and till date, has over 44,000 registered members and an average of 3000 visits daily.
Naijaconnexion.com is a full Nigerian online dating site. Registration is free and only requires members to sign up and complete their profile. Once this is done, members can begin a multi-criteria search and also exchange messages and roses between each other. A great feature of Naija Connexion is that it is women oriented. As a women registered on the site, you get to choose who can contact you, unlike other online dating sites that allow members to send messages to each other without restriction. The site also boasts of keeping users information confidential.
Nigerian Dating Agency
Nigerian Dating Agency is another Nigerian based online dating website. This site was developed for those interested in meeting Nigerians who are located in Nigeria and other parts of the world. The website has tools and features for narrowing searches by every possible criterion including location, ethnicity, age, gender and so on. Nigeriandaingagency.com also has features that enable members to post blogs, photos and comments. You can also save your matches and set-up notification alerts to know when someone that matches your ‘spec’ has joined.
Nigerian Christian Singles Network (NCSN) is a member only online dating site aimed at fostering relationships between single Nigerian Christians with the goal of yielding God fearing marriages. NCSN was built for God fearing career men and ladies who are too busy with work and do not have the time to socialize.
The site advises users to firstly start with friendship, and then let the friendship develop into a relationship which should culminate into the long term goal which is marriage. Unlike other websites which require members to be 18 and above, Nigerian Christian Singles Network requires members to be at least 21 years. To further emphasize the seriousness of this group, registration requires a sign-up fee of $19.99/N2,700 per year.
Lifecomrade.com is a subsidiary of Nigerian Best Forum (NBF). The dating platform was created in 2010 and started off as free, but after a while, it upgraded some of its services which require a fee. Lifecomrade.com offers standard and premium membership. The standard membership is free while the premium membership cost N3,000 per month. According to research, the site has 84,000 members who are all standard members. The site records an average of 2800 visits per day.
Datememe.com is an online dating site that was designed with women in mind. The site has the caption “Hookup With Mature Guys from Nigeria.”
Datememe.com is entirely free and has unique search tools where users can narrow down their specifications. Apart from this, date meme also helps users by ensuring that their profile is thorough enough so that they can be matched on time.
So there you have it! These are the top 10 trending Nigerian dating websites at the moment. As is expected, caution should be applied when ‘hooking up’ with someone you met online, so when exploring, ensure you take your time and be certain your partner has the same intentions as you do. Rule of thumb is your first meeting should be in an open place and definitely at daytime. Good luck finding love online.