Love is one of the most beautiful feelings an average human will experience in their lifetime.


Unfortunately, the process of finding love can be tricky especially for individuals with busy lifestyles or struggling with social anxiety.

With the help of technology dating as far back as the late ’90s, the dating game has changed for good.

Individuals only have to sign up on a site, create a profile, potentially find a perfect match and go on a first date to see if they’re compatible.


The biggest pro of dating apps and sites is that they create a platform where individuals can assess others based on their profile in their comfort zones. Contrarily, the biggest con of dating sites and apps might be con men and women who catfish innocent users.

Some of the top five online dating platforms include:



Launched in 2006, Badoo is still an existing dating app functional in Nigeria. By signing up a profile and indicating bio details like gender, location, date of birth and phone number, the app’s algorithm picks up details to display for people around your location.

The good thing about Badoo is that it isn’t strictly a dating site, options to meet new friends or online pals are also available on the app.

Dating Game Nigeria

Produced by EbonyLife, Dating Game Nigeria is a recently-launched dating game show which brings single men and women together to see if they are compatible.


Participants have to fill out an application form on the platform’s website to indicate interest in participating in the show.


Although Instagram is primarily a social app for individuals to share a curated version of their lives, the online community has advanced to be more than a social app.

With features like direct messaging, Instagram has connected individuals who eventually go out on dates and go on to build healthy and lasting relationships.



Just like Badoo, Naijaplanet requires an interested individual to sign up.

This is because an individual’s data is essential in linking them with potential matches and creating a face interested matches can see.

The selling point for Naijaplanet is that it is free.



Launched in 2002, Afrointroductions boasts of catering for up to 2.5 million singles globally: from South Africa, Nigeria, U.S, Côte d’Ivoire etc.

Signing up to the site is divided into three basic steps: the first is creating a profile, the second is browsing through profiles to find a perfect match and the third step is messaging a match.

Signing up on the site is also free. Testaments of people who have found love through the site flood the bottom section of the website.

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