Sadly, beautiful young women are missing the opportunity to get married to men they love, all in the name of tradition or tribal hatred.
Those in the Prime Years group (21-25, 22%), Vital Years group (26-30, 27%), Borderline group (31-35, 32%), and the Danger Zone group (36-40, 19%).
Note, that because of the small sample size, the fallacy of generalization may be committed if these statistics or findings are viewed as a perfect representation of the real situation in England or the West.
The Reasons so Many African Women Abroad are Single Perceived shortage of decent men in the West: Almost all the women interviewed shared the opinion that it is quite uncommon to come across single men with good character these days.
Many African men also prefer women who have legal status that they can benefit from; hence, they tend to get married to westerners rather than Black African immigrants.
The words of a respondent say it all: ‘The truth of the matter is, we do not have a very wide selection of African men to choose from as we (the single women) outnumber them (the single men) in this country.
Disappointingly, the few that are available tend to date and marry people of other races usually to get legal status.’ Again due to lack of trust for western-based African women who are generally perceived to be arrogant, argumentative, disrespectful, non-submissive and dishonest or unfaithful, other men go to look for women partners in their various home countries.Tribalism/Ethnocentrism: Some African families have “blacklisted” certain tribes and/or countries, and would just not tolerate the idea of their children getting married to someone from these “blacklisted” societies.It has in fact become an abomination in many African countries for people from certain “rival” tribes to get married.African ladies, African women, Africans girls, beautiful women, Black women, featured, Ghanaian women, good women, looking for love, Love, Nigerian women, Relationship, Single African women, single ladies, single women, true love, Women Why are many African women abroad now seriously looking for husbands or serious partners? Of the 25 women who agreed to be intensively interviewed, 15 were single, 5 were in serious relationships, and 5 were married. 25 out of the 150 initial respondents, then willingly and confidently provided profound information on single African women abroad. Quite disappointingly, only 150 out of the 244 women approached did respond to the initial questions.