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Nigeria’s hottest dating apps

Thanks to the advancement of the digital age, online dating has totally revamped the dating game in Nigeria. Singles as well as swingers all around the country having trouble with either finding the right person or simply exploring relationship options the old fashioned way, have resorted to the use of popular dating sites and apps.
While the popularity of dating apps is outstanding, the options can be overwhelming as there is no dearth of services for tech-savvy daters. Popular choices may seem like a the best bet considering their huge user base, however new smaller sites that offer options with more common ground are best to start with.

If you are in Nigeria and wondering where all the eligible bachelors and bachelorettes are looking for romance are, Jovago.com, Africa’s No.1 online Hotel booking portal has picked out 5 of the hottest dating apps with better options for Nigerians.

BeNaughty (BN)

Although not as popular as Badoo or Tagged, BeNaughty (BN) is used by a lot of Nigerians who are looking to flirt and hook up. Established in 2005, the site is purely for fun seeking adults.

As the name suggests, the concept is to provide a ground for free-minded people to express themselves fully and not be judged or condemned for it. Users are allowed to upload naughty photos and videos as well and are given the option of revealing only as much as they would want to. There is a very useful feature on this app that allows you to flip ‘the switch’ and let everyone know you are up for some naughty fun.

While it is a legitimate site, fake profiles sometimes fall through the cracks. The regulators however do a good job of deleting them and the BN app is available on Android and IOS.

Singles Around Me (SAM)

SAM is like a GPS for dating app allowing users meet, flirt and date other people.
With over 20,000 singles downloading the app each week worldwide and over 1million users, it is expanding.

The app tracks your location using a Google map and lets you see available singles in your vicinity – within a radius of from 100 feet to 100 miles, and with a simple click you can view the desired profile and send “winks” and messages to others, see their GPS location, add them to a ‘hot list’,or even block them, as well as control your privacy settings.


The patent pending SAM app is the new cool way to find singles in Nigeria and the globe. Their Position-Shift technology allows users to shift their displayed location by a few miles to guarantee their mobile privacy or location is secure. Users have three privacy options to choose from: Hide, Show and Shift. SAM app is available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry.

Mingle 2

Developed by Mingle Limited, Mingle 2 is an app that has played a vital role in connecting millions of Nigerian singles together no matter where they are located.

With over 11 million members, it provides a top quality online dating experience. Unlike other dating sites, Mingle 2 never limit your dates, meetings and flirtations. You are allowed to send and receive unlimited messages and even nudges online for free and even find yourself a mutual match with multiple users.


Whether you are looking for a hookup, relationship, friendship, or even marriage, Mingle2 has someone for you. This app is available for Android and IOS, and works faster in 2g network.


If you are having difficulties with the apps above, you should definitely try Zoosk. Designed to learn and predict the types of people you like as you use it, it sets a user up with their “perfect match”.

It even features a photo verification tool that let’s you verify that your photos look like you by submitting video for the site to check, that way, more of your matches will be likely to trust you.

With over 25 million users around the globe, this dating app is a perfect platform for Nigerians to meet a variety of interesting people, and despite its seemingly silly name, the dating app is great for people who are serious about their dating life.


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