We do it almost every day like six days in a week. This is not necessarily because we are so rich that we can afford candlelight dinner every day, in fact it’s the middle class and below that do it the most.
Now is it romantic? Well, we do not see it as being romantic because we do it all the time. While others plan and schedule theirs, we have ours in an anticipated manner.
Why? We don’t have a choice.
Why don't we have a choice?
Because blackout (loss of electric power supply) is (or was) a normal thing, so we just light our candles as the day darkens, prepare dinner and have dinner with our candle lights!
If you are a Nigerian and have at one time or the other had this kind of candle light dinner say "aye", if you have never, say "nay".
For all the nights we had an undesirable candlelight dinner, we say thank you PHCN (a.k.a. NEPA)!