Love in Africa: a collection of African love quotes

Many women, including myself, like to claim that the male segment of our population knows nothing about love and romance. African men, in particular, receive a lot of criticism for not being romantic and unable to express their emotions. From personal experience I would say that this is not true, some of the most romantic men I have dated are African. However, what is romance really? I like to define it as the expression of love. In this article I define romance by using some of my favorite African love quotes. These African quotes give us insight into African culture and their views on life. They are part of African history and show us that love and the expression of love are universal. So in defense of my romantic African brethren, here are some African love sayings, enjoy them and for all men, feel free to use them this Valentine’s Day to show your beloved how much you care.

African romantic dates

The best part of happiness resides in the secret heart of a lover. – (African proverb). This is one of the most romantic love phrases I have ever read, it is almost poetic. Here are some more romantic African love quotes that show us the love of flowers everywhere.

1. Where there is love there is no darkness. -Burundi

2. A woman is a flower in a garden; her husband is the fence around him. – Ghana

3. A letter from the heart can be read on the face. – Swahili

4. Love is like a baby: it must be treated with tenderness. – Democratic Republic of Congo

5. May your love be like the misty rain that comes gently, but floods the river. – Liberia and Madagascar

6. Love is like rice: transplanted, it still grows. -Madagascar

7. If the full moon loves you, why bother about the stars? -Tunisia

8. Many little things make a man love a woman in a big way. – Ghana

9. A thread for the needle, a love for the heart. – Sudan

10. The home of a person we love is never far away. – Kenya

11. He who loves the vase also loves what is inside. – African proverb

12. He who loves an ugly person is the one who beautifies him. – Uganda

13. He who loves loves you with his dirt. -Ugandan proverb

14. Love is never lost, it is only saved. – African proverb

15. Happiness requires something to do, something to love, and something to look forward to. – Said in Swahili

Funny phrases of African love

Coffee and love taste best when hot! – (African proverb). Who said African men are not passionate. I love my steaming hot coffee and as this fun love quote from Ethiopia shows, love is also best served hot. Ethiopia is famous for its coffee, so next time you have a steaming cup of coffee, think about warming up your love life as well. Here are some funniest love quotes for your enjoyment. Drink slowly.

1. Do not want a woman with beautiful breasts, if you do not have money. – South Africa

2. If you are ugly, you must learn to dance or make love. – Zimbabwe

3. Loving the king is not bad, but a king who loves you is better. -Wolf Proverb

4. If you marry a monkey for his wealth, the money goes and the monkey remains as it is. – Egypt

5. Never marry a woman whose feet are bigger than you. – Mozambique

6. Anyone who does not like to chat with women should remain single. – Democratic Republic of Congo

7. Pretend you are dead and you will see who really loves you. -African proverb

8. The buttocks are like a married couple, although there is constant friction between them; they will still love and live together. – African proverb

9. It is Mr. Old-Monkey who marries Mrs. Old-Monkey. – Ghana

10. If there weren’t cold Friday nights and boring Saturdays, no one would get married anymore. – Morocco

11. If money were found in trees, most people would be married to monkeys. – African proverb

12. If a young woman says no to marriage, wait until her breasts sag. -Burundi

African Marriage Dating

Marriage is like a peanut; you have to break it to see what’s inside. – (African quote). Ah married that bed of roses that is so much talked about. How can you talk about love without talking about marriage? It is logical that we close this article with quotes about bonds. (sorry, I meant to say joys) of marriage.

1. Whoever marries just for love will have bad days but good nights. – Egypt

2. A home without a woman is like a barn without livestock. – African proverb

3. A happy man marries the girl he loves, but a happier man loves the girl he marries. – African quote

4. Marriage is like a peanut; you have to break it to see what’s inside. – Ghana

5. If you have no relatives, get married. – Egypt

6. A man without a wife is like a vase without flowers. – African proverb

7. A young wife tends to cook too much at first. – Ethiopia

8. Bread without sauce and a home without a wife are meaningless. – Ethiopia

9. A bird can be protected, a wife cannot. – Swahili

10. The one who plants grapes on the side of the road and the one who marries a pretty woman share the same problem. – Ethiopia

11. A good wife is easy to find, but good in-laws are rare. – Madagascar

12. It is better to be married to an old woman than to remain single. – Uganda

13. The man may be the head of the home, but the wife is the heart. – Kenya

14. Marriage is not a tight knot, but a slip knot. – Madagascar

15. A woman who does not covet her husband’s possessions is in love with another man. ~ Egypt

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