4 Pros (And Cons) Of Being In A Relationship

December 21, 2018

Being in a relationship can be a beautiful thing. But much like everything else in this life,  it also has its downsides. My goal here is to list and explain all the pros and cons of relationships. So you don’t end up getting stuck in something you didn’t plan for because this is cuffing season and everywhere is cold.

 

Let’s start with the pros.

1. The gum-body effect.

If you ever find yourself yearning for a connection with another person? A craving for a relationship where you both love, support, and care for each other deeply? That’s normal, and you’re not alone. Most humans crave emotional bonds and the great comfort they come with. Being in a relationship with the right person, helps you achieve this.

2. The freedom to be as silly as you want.

There’s nothing worse than the first stage of getting to know people because then you’re afraid of doing some things or making certain jokes because you’re afraid of scaring them off. In a relationship, all the what-ifs, and awkwardness are all gone and you can both be as silly as you want.

3. Shared Memories

When in a relationship, doing seemingly mundane things becomes memorable just because you’re doing them with the person you love. There’s nothing better than telling a story and having your significant other complete it because you both experienced it together.

4. A loving relationship shields you from the swarm of STDs always waiting to attack.

The above image perfectly explains this entry.

And now…

1. The inability to comfortably whore around.

If you’re the kind of person that likes to “sample different pots of honey” and you thought that being in a relationship would change that but it didn’t, then you’re screwed.  You’ll fight the temptation for as long as you can and then cheat, possibly giving your significant other life-long trust issues when they inevitably catch you.

2. Knowing that you now technically belong to someone else.

You can no longer do anything you want, whenever you want because you now have to take your significant other’s feelings into consideration. Same goes for your privacy.

3. Knowing that your heart can be smashed into pieces at any moment.

Basically, if you never get in a relationship, you can’t get your heart broken. Cunny man die, cunny man bury am.

4. Any other relationships in your life (family and friends) will die.

It’s a well-known fact that when a person gets caught up in a romance, all the other relationships in their life tend to suffer. This is because they start paying more time to their significant other than other people (friends, and sometimes, family).

Of course, there are a lot more pros and cons than the ones here discussed here. On an episode of the new season of our show Nigerians Talk, we asked the cast to talk about everything relationships, and they spat hard comedic truths. Check out the episode below:

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

You'll like this

Watch

Now on Zikoko

October 1, 2022

“I can’t tell you how much I miss Lagos conductors.” When Tega got into Harvard in March, she didn’t anticipate how much of her life was bout to change. Now, it’s been a week since she moved to Cambridge and she shares how it feels navigating a new city with no family or friends.

October 1, 2022

The subject of this week’s Sunken Ships, Chris* (23), tells us about his relationship with his mother. How she never wanted him to be born nor showed any emotional affection towards him and what it’s like watching her start a new life without him

Recommended Quizzes

November 12, 2019

Are you a single pringle, stuck in a complicated situationship or happily married to the love of your life? This quiz is here to guess your current relationship status, and as you know, Zikoko quizzes are incredibly accurate (don’t quote us). So, give a shot:

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:

November 14, 2019

The fourth season of Big Brother Naija came to an end over a month ago, but the conversation surrounding the housemates is far from over. So, in a bid to keep the fire burning, we decided to create a quiz that tells you which famous member of the ‘Pepper Dem’ gang is your soulmate. Take […]

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 […]

More from Inside Life

Watch

Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

September 13, 2022
Vs The World is a Zikoko original video series that follows best friends Astor and Hassan as they take on the world.
August 23, 2022
Zikoko Ships is a Zikoko Original series where we invite two people who share a relationship to play the Zikoko card games
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.

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.
X