In Ukraine a woman over 30 is viewed as “damaged goods”, a popular media outlet announced. That’s the view Ukrainian ladies are too familiar with. In fact, the point at which a female starts being viewed as “too old” in Ukraine is around the age of 25.
The fight for eligible males
Because of large demographic disproportions, there are several single females for every lonely male. In Ukraine, officially there are 86 men for 100 women, but these numbers don’t take in consideration temporarily absent Ukrainian males working in Europe or Russia. With low wages of about $200-300/month, even Russian salaries seem attractive. According to experts, about 6-8 million Ukrainians out of the resident population of 42 million, are working abroad. Most of them are young males.
This leaves many more single women who have no chance to settle down and start a family at home. It’s one of the reasons why Ukraine became in recent years an unofficial “country of brides” in Europe. Guys look for jobs overseas, girls look for husbands. If they could find what they wanted at home, they would of course rather stay there. But absence of jobs means inability for a male to provide for the family, even if he is open to the idea of marriage. So, finding a man may be possible, but finding a good man (which means, a good potential husband and father) is hard for Ukrainian girls. And once you turn 30, your chances as a desirable marriage partner are near zero.
“After the “fatal” age limit, ladies’ self-esteem is falling apart,” KP.ua concluded.
What Ukrainian women want in a man?
The short list of a good man’s qualities:
- Has a stable job or self-employed
- Can provide for a family of 3
- Wants to get married
- Wants to have kids
- Doesn’t abuse alcohol
Guys like this would have enough prospects among pretty girls dreaming of family.