Many highly educated African women have also been accused of ignoring interested men whose educational qualifications are below theirs; hence their singleness.The Desire to marry wealthy men or men with legal status: It has been established that many African women only look for men who are rich and/or have legal status.
Unwillingness on the part of some men to be burdened with financial responsibilities: Due to the economic downturn in many western countries, many men are scared of the usually huge financial cost of marriage and/or financial responsibilities associated with marriage.It has in fact become an abomination in many African countries for people from certain “rival” tribes to get married.Sadly, beautiful young women are missing the opportunity to get married to men they love, all in the name of tradition or tribal hatred.The panic is made even worse by the traditional African notion that it is the responsibility of the man to handle all marriage and household expenses, even when it is clear that the woman’s job or income is much better than the man’s.Poor choices (Ignoring or paying less attention to the right men): Some African women seem to focus on those men who would not give them the chance or the treatment they want and deserve.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.
Consequently, they ignore those who are genuinely in love with them but are not very financially sound or do not have strong legal status.
In the end, they are taken for a ride by the so-called wealthy dudes and men with legal documents, and thus return to what Nigerians call “square one” (where they were before – singleness).
Quite disappointingly, only 150 out of the 244 women approached did respond to the initial questions.
To understand and unlock these and other puzzling questions, Emmanuel Sarpong Owusu-Ansah, a lecturer and an investigative journalist in London, conducted a survey on 244 African women, married and unmarried, aged between 21 and 40 in England, UK.
As one Ghanaian respondent mentioned: ‘There is this guy who loves me so much ….