“The Kind Of Love You Want Exists. They’ll Tell You You’re Being Extra Picky And Your Standards Are Too High But That Thing Exists” – Zainab Balogun


Many women have been encouraged to put up with all sorts of misbehaviour from their partners whether they like it or not, just get and stay married.

As a result of this, women are beginning to lower their standards on the expectations of what they want in a man.

In a series of tweets, media personality, Zainab Balogun encourages women to conzatinue to uphold their standards and not be deceived that they cannot find the kind of love they want.

She tweeted,

When I was younger, breaking up and being on the receiving end of a break up was so difficult. I would always forget to make all my points.

You know when you forget to remind them of all the nonsense you went through. Then you remember and want to call again to curse them again?

I’m not sure what’s worse, personal heartbreak or watching someone you love go through it and knowing what that pain feels like.

I’ve offered to call and cuss my friend’s ex when she couldn’t bring herself to confront the liar. I was ready for closure.

Where a friend’s voice can’t be heard, I’m here to amplify. It gets me in trouble sometimes but family is worth it.

I’m that confrontational, petty best friend. I will see my best friend’s ex and embarrass him in public for being an arse to my friend*

The love you want may not come how you read it in the romance books. It may not come with a big ribbon but it’ll be wrapped especially 4 you

I’m suddenly just remembering all of my antics as young girl with a boyfriend. The things we got hyped about…smh

I remember us getting excited if a boy spoke to us everyday into 3am. All it meant was the kid had pocket money for credit. It wasn’t love.

On Valentine’s Day if he took you to the cinema or the funfair & won a teddy bear, your relationship was solid. Again, he had pocket money.

We were so bloody naive!

Then you grow up to find out it’s not all rosy and you have to deal with f*** boy’s as an adult. We were never prepared lol.

The kind of love you want exists. They’ll tell you you’re being extra, picky and your standards are too high but that thing exists.


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  1. Omowunmi Rebecca Oguns

    Omowunmi Rebecca Oguns

    April 15, 2017 at 9:55 am


  2. Abbey Adebayo

    Abbey Adebayo

    April 15, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Thanks a lot

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