Love Life: 10 of the Most-Read Love Life Stories In 2021

December 23, 2021

Love Life is a Zikoko weekly series about love, relationships, situationships, entanglements and everything in between.


When I think of a Zikoko series with the most exciting (and often unexpected stories), Love Life comes to mind first. Each time Mariam and I get the chance to interview a couple, we always wonder what their love life is like, and by the end of each interview, we are always surprised, awed, heartbroken, or motivated to go out there and find the love that exists for us.

We are not the only ones who feel this way. You, our readers, do too. You read each story we put out, share them with friends and sometimes come back to read a particular story, again and again. By our records, here are some of the Love Life stories you enjoyed a lot this year.

We love you, and that’s why we are bringing them back to you this holiday so you can feel anew, the same joy and romance — and surprise — you felt when you encountered each story for the first time.

1. Love Life: We Kept Finding Our Way Back To Each Other

Victor, 31, and Wendy, 29, have been married for three years, and they’ve been friends since they were kids. For today’s Love Life, they talk about finding their way back to each other amidst exes, distance and bad decisions. 

Read here.

2. Love Life: We Love Our Partners, But We Can’t Stop Having Sex

Ijeoma*, 26, and Peter*, 29, have been friends with benefits for 2 months. For today’s Love Life, they talk about satisfying their primal needs while maintaining serious relationships with other people. 

Read here.

3. Love Life: When You Know, You Just Know

Chuba, 32, and Mohini, 27, have been together for over five years. For today’s Love Life, they talk about realising they were perfect for each other, coming back from multiple breakups and navigating long distance.

Read here.

4. Love Life: We Have Decided To Let Each Other Go

Angel*, 29, and Akin*, 37, are deeply in love, but they are trying to go their separate ways. For today’s Love Life, they talk about getting back together after their first breakup and finally choosing to “decouple” due to their religious beliefs.

Read here.

5. Love Life: We’re No Longer Together, But We’re Life Partners

Mezie*, 32, and Oge*, 31, went from friends to lovers to friends who occasionally have sex. For today’s Love Life, they talk about being life partners even though they know they can never get back together. 

Read here.

6. Love Life: Opening Our Marriage Felt Natural

Charles*, 31, and Rukky*, 30, have been together for a little over a decade. For today’s Love Life, they talk about opening their marriage, dating other people as a unit and why communication is the most important thing.

Read here.

 

7. Love Life: It Was Love At First Talk

Akintunde, 35, and ‘Depeju, 26, knew they would marry each other after speaking on the phone for the first time. For today’s Love Life, they talk about fighting for the first few months of their relationship, how they got past that and what it feels like to become parents. 

Read here.

8. Love Life: We Fell In Love While Cheating With Each Other

Farida*, 27, and Favour*, 28, have been together for one year. For today’s Love Life, they talk about cheating on their ex-partners with each other as a form of self-care and eventually falling in love.

Read here.

9. Love Life: We Were Made For Each Other

Uwem, 33, and Blessing, 27, have been together since 2010. For today’s Love Life, they talk about transitioning from being close friends to lovers and eventually getting married.

Read here.

10. Love Life: We Were Best Friends In Secondary School, But Now We’re Both Married

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Teslim*, 28, and Chibuzo*, 29 dated for four years and have been married for three. Today on Love Life, they talk about transitioning from secondary school best friends to lovers, starting their tech careers together and how they struggled with long distances before marriage.

Read here.

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