Lagos - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?

Good for singles and young couples. - Mar 2024

Good for all really. - Aug 2020

It's a great city for all. Singles can have a lot of fun as Lagos is renowned for its nightlife. Families do well here as well as a lot of activities are based on relationships made at school. It may be a little harder for couples, but there are enough childless couples here that they can find plenty to do with other couples. - Jul 2020

I don't think it's inherently good or bad for any of those groups. I do think being single and someone who didn't enjoy going to bars/clubs would be very difficult, as would any financial situation that made it difficult to leave the country and travel when possible. - Jun 2019

Young singles have a lot of opportunities to head out to clubs, the city is decent for couples and families as well, although there are few options on the local economy to entertain young children. - Aug 2018

Single people - eh. Not really. It can be hard to meet people here when the focus seems to be so singularly on getting visas. Others say that the cultural differences can be difficult to overcome when dating outside the expat scene. Couples and families seem to do better here. - Mar 2018

Lagos gets a terrible reputation, some of it deserved. But it's not a bad city for families and couples. Singles might have a tough time with the dating scene. Females will have no problem getting attention and in fact will probably want to stay home most of the time to avoid it. Men with blue passports will have no problem finding women but caution would be advised. - May 2016

It's not a good city for anyone really. There's not much to do, so it's mainly BBQs, game nights, hosting each other on the weekends. There's a reason why there are no tourist books about Nigeria. - Nov 2015

Families and couples seemed to do pretty well and kept themselves busy. Singles seemed to have a hard time dating locals. We attended concerts, drove to nearby countries (Ghana, Togo, Benin), went to game parks and beaches, and spent many good times in the local bars, clubs, and filthy drinking stands at Bar Beach, Tarkwa Bay, and Eleko beach. I think it is a great post for couples and singles, with lots of parties, beach trips, book clubs, and tennis lessons. It's all about what you make it. - Dec 2011

OK for singles and couples with a good sense of humour, an appetite for adventure and a good ability to adapt and be flexible. Not good for school-aged kids, although those with healthy toddlers (who didn't go out much) had an OK time. - Sep 2008

I think it is a great post for couples and singles, lots of parties, beach trips, book clubs, tennis lessons. It's all about what you make it. - May 2008

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