Nigerians of both sexes are generally quite free to date each other without worrying about parental disapproval, although the extended family is still quite strong and if you want to take your relationship further, your families will expect to be introduced.Also in Nigeria, online dating has become more prevalent than anywhere else in Africa, as there is now more internet access in urban areas.The Ghana dating scene is not too different from that in Nigeria.
Accra like Lagos has singles clubs and dating agencies where it is easy to meet people.
Kenyan women have also become more liberated in recent decades and Kenyan young women have a reputation for being social and enjoying a party.
In Nairobi as well as meeting through clubs, it is easy to place a personal ad in a local paper for less than a dollar.
African dating opportunities have increased greatly in recent years, as more and more women have moved to the cities in many African countries.
In more rural areas, traditional marriage customs are still followed to a certain extent.
However, these traditions are not as strong as they used to be and as African women become aware of how women in other parts of the world live, they have begun to expect more from thier relationships.
For instance, in Nigeria, women, especially educated women, are increasingly rebelling against the system of village elders demanding a bride-price, as they consider that this makes women into a commodity.
The growth of African dating opportunities is thus the result of an increasing sense of equality between men and women in Africa.
In Ivory Coast, for example, the status of women has been gradually improving since the middle of the twentieth century, with various pieces of legislation being passed allowing women to divorce their husbands, enabling couples to marry without parental consent, and in 1983 allowing women to control more of their property after marriage.
Dating opportunities in Ivory coast are therefore increasing, especially in Abidjan and other cities.
In Nigeria there has been dating freedom in the cities for some decades now, especially as the club scene has been very vibrant in large cities such as Lagos and Ibadan.