12 Food Questions To Ask Your Prospective Partner

January 28, 2020
Prospective partner

What are the important questions to ask your prospective partner about their food choices, tastes and habits before the relationship begins?

1. Ask your prospective partner what kind of swallow do they love: Amala vs Pounded yam and other sorry tales.

Prospective partner

While I personally do not have anything against both swallow meals (in fact I wouldn’t choose one over the other) people are constantly fighting over which is better, even going ahead to make crazy statements like: “amala must be banned”.

Prospective partner

You wouldn’t want to get stuck with a partner who doesn’t rate your favorite swallow meal. I mean you could decide to do it, but do you really want to?

2. Ask what goes in their cereal bowl first: The cereal or the milk?

There are two types of people on this earth, those that pour the cereal before the milk and those that pour the milk before the cereal; both never see eye to eye. Imagine waking up one day and discovering that your partner is the former? You don’t need that kind of energy. You had better ask your prospective partner this before popping the question.

Prospective partner

3. Ask your prospective partner if they eat semo:

If your prospective partner eats semo, just throw them away because I don’t see why any human being should be eating food that was not meant to be eaten.

4. Ask if they prefer green apples to red apples:

There are some people that eat all kinds of apples and aren’t picky. It’s fine if you end up with them, but there are the ones that are super picky and eat only green apples. And I’m just like, WHAT? I mean, can’t you have some taste and like red apples? Sorry for you if your prospective partner is a green apple stan.

5. Ask about their weird food combinations:

If your prospective partner tells you that they eat Indomie and beans or golden morn and groundnut, my dear, run for your dear life.

Prospective partner

6. Ask what temperature they eat their food in:

You’ll find out that some people say, the colder the food, the better it is, and some others must warm every single thing they eat and would rather starve if their cereal is going to be cold.

7. Ask about their love for pepper:

I once met a girl who could eat pepper with anything. She ate pepper with crackers and I was stunned. If they love pepper, they’ll probably love pepper more than they love you.

Prospective partner

8. Ask about your prospective partner’s love for bread:

Because anyone that loves bread is the greatest kind of partner to have. I mean, even Oprah loves bread.

Prospective partner

9. Ask if your prospective partner loves pineapple pizza:

Prospective partner

Pineapples are great, don’t get me wrong. But the truth is don’t really belong with pizza. Imagine it’s date night and your partner order or stops at the pizza place to buy Pizza, but they buy the pineapple pizza. Imo, top three things that could lead to a break up. Be sure to find out if they love pineapple pizza and if they do, create a system where you buy seperate packs of pizzas. Fini.

10. Ask how they pair their swallow combinations:

prospective partner

Simply because amala belongs to ewedu and gbegiri, the way pounded yam belongs to egusi and you belong to someone who has great taste.

11. Ask what kind of rice they love:

This is the heirachy: Jollof rice, fried rice, white rice. Every other thing can go and get their love from elsewhere.

The king of Nigerian rice.

12. Ask about their love for plantain:

The love for plantain is the beginning of wisdom.

I used the word love because no one in their right mind hates plantain. So all you need to know is what degree of love they have for plantain. You’ve chosen the right person if they can die for plantain.

These are some of the valid food questions. Anything about whose responsibility it is to cook (as a gender norm) is okoto meow.


Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

You'll like this

August 16, 2020

Nigerians are king of colloquials, but we need to normalise calling these foods their real names. Well, we rounded up 5 food products that are not being called their original names. You are guilty as charged. 1. Noodles Not Indomie Next time, say you want to buy Noodles, then let the seller ask for the […]

February 9, 2020

Ibadan is a fun place. For a newcomer though, it might be a bit difficult to navigate, and you might be cheated too. Just as Lagos has its modus operandi, Ibadan too has a system that will make your stay or visit a fun experience. We hope our little guide helps you. 1. When dealing […]


Now on Zikoko

May 8, 2021

Exclusive new SoundCloud playlist on Triller features standout independent artists direct from SoundCloud Lagos, 7th May 2021 – AI-powered social media experience Triller and next-generation music entertainment company SoundCloud, today, announced a new integration that will uniquely showcase and support emerging independent artists with the launch of a dedicated SoundCloud-curated playlist featured on Triller. For […]

Recommended Quizzes

November 20, 2019

Last month, we thoughtfully made a quiz telling you guys exactly when you’ll marry, but some of you claimed that your spouse was nowhere to be found. Well, now we’ve created one that’ll tell you exactly who you’ll be dragging down that aisle. Take and start planning that wedding: 11 Quizzes For Nigerians Who Are […]

What are you like in a relationship?
February 7, 2020

Your taste in music can say a lot about you, and this time, it’s going to reveal what you are like in a relationship. So, pick a few of your favourite Nigerian love songs, and we’ll let you know if you’re typically a distant, passionate or unbothered partner. Here you go:

December 3, 2019

Are you a professional Yoruba demon? Are you walking around in search of whose life you can wreck at any given time? Well, this quiz knows exactly how many hearts you’ve shattered to date, and before you lie that your result is inaccurate, just remember that Zikoko is never wrong. Now, take it and be […]

October 30, 2019

Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys movie got a lot of things right, especially casting, so yes, it was a monster hit. Now, we know you may not have put much thought to this, but the personalities of some of the characters closely match yours, and we would like to help you find the perfect match. […]

January 2, 2020

Do you have even a single romantic bone in your body? Well, if you’re not sure about just how sweet and thoughtful you can be to someone you love, that’s what this quiz is here to answer. 11 Quizzes For Nigerians Who Are Ready To Marry  Are you ready to marry? Take these quizzes.

April 14, 2020

Every friend group consists of very different and specific characters — from the parent to the fun one — and it can be a little tough figuring out where you fall. So, we’ve created a quiz that lets you know exactly what kind of friend you are. Take to find out:

More from Chopist

April 16, 2021

If you enjoy any of the fruits on this list, delete every tweet that suggests you’re broke and stop lying. 1. Strawberries Everyone that makes strawberry flavoured snacks or beverages is a dirty smelling liar. Strawberries are not sweet. They are sour as fuck. In addition to being sour, they’re also expensive as hell. So […]

March 18, 2021

One of the most thriving industries in Lagos is the restaurant industry, People are always looking for where to spend money when there is rice at home, in this economy? And on that salary? Anyways, here are a few tips on breaking into this industry. 1. Make sure it’s in a hidden location What’s fun […]

March 4, 2021

Onscreen chemistry is one thing Old Nollywood got right. Some actors and actresses just had this thing that left you rooting for them hard even when you don’t think you should be. We decided to rank the top five couples from Old Nollywood that were everything. Genevieve Nnaji and Emeka Ike I know Tony Umez […]


Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

December 14, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
November 2, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
October 26, 2020
A collection of videos documenting some of the events of the EndSARS protests.
June 22, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
June 22, 2020
Hacked is an interesting new series by Zikoko made up of fictional but hilarious chat conversations.
June 4, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
June 2, 2020
Quickie is a video series where everyone featured gets only one minute to rant, review or do absolutely anything.
May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Life is already hard. Deciding where to eat and get the best lifestyle experiences, isn't something you should stress about. Let VRSUS do that for you.

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.