Love Life: Top 10 Must-Read Stories of 2022

December 29, 2022

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

Before we go into 2023, here are some love life stories you should read. If you’ve read them before, read them again.

1) Love Life: We Didn’t Need Phones, We Had Love

A lot of things have become easier with technology. Now, with phones, dating apps and social media platforms you can meet and pursue relationships with people continents away. However, what was dating like before that happened? When all people had were letters and the love in their hearts? This couple gives us an insight into what that relationship was like and how it is now. 

2) Love Life: We Bonded Over Our Love for Music 

What happens when a musician and a music writer find each other? In this case, it’s love, a mutual bond and understanding of music and a lot of “X doesn’t have the musical range that Y has.” It’s the stuff of movies and also the story of this couple. 

3) Love Life: We Finally Met Up Because of Christmas Chicken 

Two things you learn from this love life; the first is that the love of your life might be in a relationship with someone that isn’t you. The second is that Christmas chicken might be the reason you find love.

4) Love Life: We’re Roommates Who Fell in Love

Some people go to school and get roommates they hate, others get roommates they like, but these two? They fall in love. I think they’re the only people doing this roommate thing correctly.

5) Love Life: I Went to Her House Every Day for a Whole Year

I’ve heard of dedication, but nothing like this. I wonder if it would have been easier with mobile phones, because I can’t imagine having to go all the way to someone’s house just because I wanted to see them. Then doing it every single day for a whole year? Love is a strong thing. 

6) Love Life: It Took Us 7 Years to Have Our First Child

Marriage is hard enough as it is. Input financial difficulties and the lack of children, it becomes a lot worse. This is how this couple even in their old age, managed to keep the love alive.

7) Love Life: Telling Our Parents Made Our Relationship Easy

When teenagers and young adults don’t have to sneak around to see the people they’re dating, it makes the relationship a million times easier. At least, that’s what this couple told us.

8) Love Life: We Found Our Way Back to Each Other After 35 Years

If “If it’s meant to be it’ll be” was a love life, it’ll be this one. Thirty five years after their last encounter, Geraldine* and Felix* found their way back into each other’s lives.

9) Love Life: I’m Scared to Tell My Parents About Him

Growing up with strict parents is hard, but having strict parents and hiding a relationship you know they won’t approve of is even harder. The other option will be to just tell them about the relationship, but that’s where fear comes in.

10) Love Life: Being Polyamorous Didn’t Stop My Jealousy

There are a lot of popular misconceptions about polyamory, one of which being that they don’t get jealous. However, according to this couple, polyamory isn’t some blocker for jealousy. We learn somet

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