Nigeria is famed for its romantic men, they go out of their way to give women what they want. Usually what the women want is money and there is little more romantic than N100k in cash, but I digress.
Receiving gifts should not be the exclusive preserve of women even though culture demands that men provide nearly everything a woman wants.
If you are in the mood to do something spectacular this Christmas and give your romance a boost, how about trying something new with your bae for a change? Jovago.com, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal, suggest 5 things women can do to make their men swoon this Christmas:
1. Tasty and delicious food
You can’t please everybody, you are not jollof rice. But for your personal boo, food is definitely one ingenious way to steal man’s heart. Make an attempt to cook something new or add something different to give the meal a more delicious taste and it will go a long way. It doesn’t matter if he himself is a great cook, he will appreciate the taste and the effort gone into making a special dish just for him.
BONUS TIP: Plix, ees not by force. If you know that your jollof or efo riro sends people to the loo, get it catered and pour it into a pot, warm it and then serve. There is nothing romantic about Imodium abeg.
2. Boo him up finally – Marry Him!
A man will not readily admit that he needs wife. But the desire for companionship and the thirst for love goes beyond the façade – it runs deep. So, women…get your game on as there are men out there searching for their other half this Christmas. It is probably too late for #SeizeTheBae2015 but you’re just in time for #CommitOrCommot2016. Go on, make his dreams come true!
CAUTION: Proceed with caution and be sure that you’re the bae he saw in his dream fetching water at his well o, otherwise…
3. A trip to the Calabar Carnival
The Calabar Carnival is Africa’s largest street party and one of the biggest events happening in December. It will be a good idea for both of you to take a trip to Nigeria’s hospitality hub for the time of your lives. If you can set this up, he’ll never forget you.
MAKE SURE: you have secured Gift #2 before embarking on this trip. As an extra super-sweet surprise for him, do NOT let him out of your sight for a second while there. You’re welcome.
4. A break from demands
While the working year is rounding off, the season of spending is at full hilt at Christmas time. Do him a favour and either place your requests a couple of months ahead or use your discretion to have been squirrelling away money for the unavoidable gifts. If you have to give mama in the village a sack of rice at Christmas, don’t start shouting at him about it on the 23rd December. He is aware of his responsibilities, so if he is quiet or sulky, it may well be that he doesn’t have it.
BONUS TIP: Let him know that it is Christmas you’re doing for him by being quiet and smiling o! So he doesn’t fall into the false security that nagging has gone away for good. No be everyday be Christmas abeg. By January, you can remind him about that broken water tank and the new fan belt your car needs. It is well.
5. A bottle of his favourite tipple
If your man doesn’t mind a sip of liquor, this is a good time to buy him one. He will actually be surprised that you thought of buying something precious because men have entirely embraced the idea that women don’t really care to see them drinking. Actually buying the liquor says “Thank you for working so hard honey. Lean back and enjoy yourself!
BONUS TIP: You may choose to buy one so expensive that he will actually not drink it; merely keep it on a shelf and look at it with pride and joy. Shhhhhh….
Inspired by the awesome team at Jovago.com, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal.
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