How many people are you entertaining at the moment? LOL!
Having being thrust back into the large pool of Nairobi singles.The fact that the dating scene has completely changed is quite evident. The hook-up culture has deeply infiltrated our society.Especially with the rise of dating apps like Tinder, OK cupid, Badoo just to mention a few. It’s safe to say, finding and cultivating an authentic long-lasting relationship is harder now, than ever before.
I’ll be completely honest though, I have tried OK cupid (okc). I found the swiping pretty cool & rather bold. Depending on what your end goal is. Your dating app experience can go in one of two ways. You’ll end up feeling on top of the world or completely drained. I experienced the latter.
- Do you go ahead and respond to every message?
- Do you feel as though you’re putting too much of yourself out there?
- Can you truly find a real connection on these dating apps?
I felt exhausted just from looking at the messages and ended up deleting the app. As much as this is the new way of finding love. It completely takes away from the traditional, sweet and innocent way of being pursued.
That’s not say there’s anything wrong with using these dating apps.
Presently, sex has become so easily available, leading to zero effort being put towards getting to know someone. Hence, Nairobi guys craftily narrowing down first date options to either.One, a night out in the city where you’re plied with alcohol or you receive that infamous
“hey, si you come to my place we chill” text… in Kama kwetu, hakuna viti na masufuria!!! (as if we have no seats or utensils at our homes)
Maybe i’m naive. But! I still believe that there are people out there who aren’t afraid of commitment. Patient enough to court and can write letters! Ah! I love letters… you literally fall in love with the words and the person.
Well,during my time in high school i only got two letters. One 4-page essay from my cousin complaining about her school life and a heartfelt love letter that I still have 8 years later. Love letters are orgasmic!
Now to the point!!…finally
If dating apps have worked for you and you’ve found someone you’d like to spend time with. Here are five awesome date ideas:
Try your luck at a Casino
There are so many casinos in Nairobi and it’s a fun way to start off a date especially if you win. I once won 8000ksh from 500bob. Cool right?
Quad Biking At Achis Ranch
its located in Karen off forest edge past Bomas of Kenya (mukindiri road) This is by far the coolest thing although it lasts only 30 mins at 2000ksh. Alternatively you can go to Galleria mall for the quad bikes, and then right after have a meal at the nearby restaurants.
Watch a local play or an Imax movie
Kenyans are super creative and hilarious and produce relevant and current content.
Disconnect the movie will be showing at the Anga cinema, diamond plaza on 21st & 22 April. Why not make this a plan ?
Supa Modo, will be for 100 bob!! 100 bob on Sunday at the Prestige Cinema at 10AM
You can also check out
Back to basics Kenya page for their upcoming play Mutual Misery showing at Alliance Francaise from 27th-29th April. They usually range between Ksh500- Ksh1200
Ice skating at Panari
The only skating rink in East Africa, located at the Panari hotel along Mombasa road. Charges are Ksh 800 per person for an hour,
Paint balling at Rolf’s place
It can constitute as a road trip. It’s located in Ongata Rongai, Masai lodge road, a very unique place owing to the bridge leading up to the establishment and you can make it a group affair. Eight people to be exact
Nature trail at paradise lost
It’s a beautiful retreat located close to Kiambu town. It has a maze of caves and features a stunning water fall and offers other activities such as horse riding, boating and camping.
There you have it.
leave me a comment guys! I’d love to hear your take on dating apps…do you think you can find true love on them?