Generally, it is unpopular for the female counterpart to say I love you to a man. They rather prefer the guy the one to make the first move before they can concede. Nigerian girls are not exception to this either.
In my own opinion I think this comes as a result of shyness. For the Nigerian girls to properly express their feelings for their man they have adopted different methods other than saying I love you.
The following are 10 things they say instead of ‘I love you’:
This is not an insult, it’s actually a Nigerian girl’s way of flirting with you.
2. ‘ I don’t want your girlfriend to come and break my head o!’
This is just her way of asking if you have a girlfriend.
3. ‘Is there light in your house?’
This means they want to come over to your house and hang out, but they’re looking for an excuse.
4. ‘Big head’
Sometimes, instead of calling you ‘ode’, they’ll use ‘big head’ as a term of endearment.
5. ‘You can’t even call somebody’
This one is code for ‘I miss you’.
6. ‘Go away jare’
If you know what’s good for you, better stay. Nigerian girls are the queens of reverse psychology.
7. ‘Won’t you come and take me out?’
Her way of saying, ‘when are we going on a date?’
8. ‘You just forgot about me’
Another way of saying ‘ I miss you’.
9. ‘Have you eaten?’
If she asks you this, she really cares about you.
10. ‘I hate you’
If she says this, then she’s head over heels in love with you.