Is there a difference if your date falls on a weekday or a weekend? Should you be worried? I don’t think so but from research, here’s what the night of the week says about your date.

Monday Night:
Monday night is the direct opposite of “date night”: people are usually back at work, and back to their weeknight routines, maybe going to the gym or dodging the dreadful third mainland bridge traffic. Really, there is nothing ghen ghen about a Monday night…and that may be good for you. If someone schedules a date with you on a Monday it means they are eager to see you and they don’t want to wait for a more socially acceptable night of the week. If the date turns out great, then you might have a repeat on another date of the week.

Tuesday Night:
A Tuesday Night date can mean uncertainty: sure, they’ll grab a drink or see a movie with you but most times, they’re using you to wait out traffic. If things go well, it may turn into a late night. But really, for Tuesdays, the expectations are not high.

Wednesday Night:
By Wednesday night, most people have recovered from the weekend and are looking for a nice break in the stressful week. The beauty of Wednesday is that there is not much pressure because there is still work on Thursday so you don’t really have to worry how late into the night the date would be.

Thursday Night:
Thursday nights are decent: it’s almost the weekend, and people usually feel freer to stay out late on a Thursday than they do earlier in the week. Most times, a date is scheduled on a Thursday because the weekend might be booked or you both are going for an event scheduled for that day.

Friday Night:
This is the second best date night of the week. Everyone wants to do something on a Friday night and if they like you, you’re probably part of their plans for the night. The lack of work the next day obviously means a greater chance of staying out really late and throwing all caution to the wind. Also, Friday nights dates more often than not start out really late because people might want to stop at home, but not for long, freshen up and get ready to hit the streets. For ladies, Fridays means the freakum dress is out to play

Saturday Night:
This is GOLD in the date night schedule: the one day a week where you don’t have to work all day. Because Saturdays are so important, people often loathe the idea of wasting the whole day on someone they are not sure of. If someone makes plans with you for a Saturday night, they’re pretty sure that they’ll have as good a time hanging out with you. Ladies especially will take advantage of the extra time on Saturday to really get ready for the date, and dress up/face beat far more than they would on a weeknight.

Sunday Night:
Never accept a Sunday Night date. It’s the worst night of the week to go on a date. It’s often an afterthought too because you’ve spent the weekend with other important people but either you or the other party is trying to fulfill all righteousness. Chances are you won’t stay out late,  because you’re thinking of the work week ahead, you won’t drink too much cause you’re recovering from the weekend or you’re not trying to start the new week hungover and won’t spend too much cause you’re probably thinking of how much you spent on Friday and Saturday nights. Keep your Sundays for resting….unless of course there is a public holiday the next day, then really it’s not a ‘Sunday’

Disclaimer: These things are not set in stone and I am not trying to start a dating-days-rule-book/debate here, but think about it though, do you agree? Have you ever put the day of the week into consideration when picking a date or maybe it doesn’t matter to you if you have a date on a Sunday?


You’re of the ‘right’ age, you keep being harassed because in Nigeria that’s what we do, you are responsible with a fairly decent job, you’ve been for every prayer service and every asoebi train and somehow you just can’t seem to land a date or even if you do, you can’t find your happily ever after.

The idea of getting professional help seems strange to you, especially in Nigeria. As Nigerians, we’re so used to meeting people at church, weddings, parties, through friend hookups and distant relatives and we’re still not sure of online dating.

Dating, like other parts of our lives, is often neglected and no one ever admits that they need help. You think you don’t need a matchmaker, it just seems too desperate, and we have been taught to get advice from friends, family, and pastors.

Advice is different from getting a matchmaker and dating coach. Anyone can give you advice or match you but not everyone can coach you from start to finish. Coaching address the causes of the symptoms and helps you to make powerful changes quickly so you choose the right kind of spouse. This is where S.I.G.MATCH comes in.

So how do you know if you need a matchmaker or a dating coach? Here are 5 reasons why

  1. You don’t have a problem going on dates; you just can’t meet the right one for you

    You’ve done online dating or you meet people the old-fashioned way, but nothing ever seems right. You have tried to ‘manage’ because good men and women are hard to find and those haven’t turned out right.

    You know the right person is out there, but you just can’t figure out where!

  2. You’re too busy to date or you just don’t like crowds

    You’re too busy or you’re too high-profile to put your picture online on some dating site. Clubbing isn’t for you and you hate the desperation of meeting people at weddings. This is a great alternative because it’s discrete and private and focused entirely on you!

  3. You want to be equally yoked 

    By that, I mean you want to meet someone who shares your values and maybe your faith.  You refuse to compromise who you are and what you believe just to say you found a partner.

  4. You’re back on the dating scene after a long time and you have no clue what to do

    If you’ve been married before or were in a really long relationship you thought would lead to marriage or you’ve been out of the dating scene for a while, having to date again sounds like a chore and honestly, you don’t need the drama involved. There is another way! You don’t have to do it alone.

  5. You find yourself in a pattern of dating the wrong ones

    You’re probably dating a wonderful person, perfect on paper and all but you know deep down that this relationship isn’t the best for you. You don’t know if you should stay or you should go and the thought of making a decision scares you! Or, maybe you see a pattern of dating the same kind of person. Every relationship is like dejavu and you end up feeling hurt, confused and disappointed in the end.

Matchmaking or dating coaching does not mean something is wrong with you. It means that you know that the kind of person you want to meet, date and marry is not what you’ve been experiencing on the dating scene and you’re ready to stop wasting time.

If you’re ready to transform your love life then register today with S.I.G.MATCH. and be one step closer to having your happily ever after.