Why women from Eastern Europe prefer western men for marriage
Ever since the Soviet Union broke up there has been a lot of repercussions all through the world. Don’t get me wrong, I am not talking about political changes but the ones that have been rocking the international dating world. If you have noticed, more and more women from East European countries are joining the dating sites in search of western men. This is a trend that has been observed for quite some time and raised a few questions also about the choices the East European girls are making.
The east European countries and the political turmoil
In the last few decades, the east Europe has seen some of the gravest political crisis. The breakdown of the USSR and formation of several small countries gave rise to a unique economic situation in the eastern part of Europe. As the countries struggled to exist in the new world, the people witnessed a fall in their standard of living. Years of protection from the competition of the global world made it difficult for them to maintain their standard of living. Exposure to the western culture also gave rise to demands and expectations that were hitherto unknown.
Not only Russia and other countries lagged behind in terms of average GDP, the distribution of wealth was abysmally skewed. While one section of the society enjoyed a lavish lifestyle, the others parts rotted in abject poverty. Needless to say, the young and ambitious women felt frustrated. They wanted to enjoy a good lifestyle which men from their own countries could not provide.
Why East European women started marrying western men
With this situation in the background, the east European women entered the international dating world. Marrying a western man seemed the easy way out for them. Not only could they enjoy a life they wanted but also get freedom and respect. The allure of a romantic married life in the west with all the amenities of the modern world seemed so irresistible.
For centuries the Eastern Europe kept itself secluded from the modern world outside. The economic growth was negligible, job opportunities were very few. The agriculture and manufacturing were the only two industries that provided employment with a poor working condition.
The socio-economic condition was regressive. The men didn’t have much opportunity to develop themselves or engage in profitable employment. The political situation didn’t allow growth or realization of personal aspirations. Drinking became the only entertainment.
You can imagine the hardships women had to endure. They were relegated to the back, burdened with household chores with no hope of leading a better life. The women were not employed and had to depend on their husbands for their daily requirements. The soviet society didn’t encourage women to break the gender roles and have a career of their own. Thus, the women continued to live at the mercy of the men. What this meant was a life without any freedom or respect.
However, the wars brought many changes to the society like more and more women had to join the workforce and become doctors and engineers as the men got engaged in the battlefield. A huge number of deaths in the wars made the sex ratio highly skewed. In the age group over 20, the number of men per 1000 women dropped drastically. Thus, women did not find eligible men to marry.
In spite of being beautiful, educated and modern, the women of eastern European countries didn’t get the opportunities to realize their potential. While the society put pressure on them to marry and bear children, there were not many eligible men to marry. Thus, they sought alliances from abroad. The online dating sites gave them scope to exercise their power to choose suitable grooms.
The men from east Europe were known to be alcoholic but with time this addiction only increased which led to other vices like domestic violence. This made the women prefer western men more. The divorce rate also increased and the number of single mothers also saw a sharp increment. These women started migrating to other countries for better employment opportunities and settled down with western men whom they found suitable.
The society in Russia and other east European countries are still very regressive. East European women who are economically free do not want to fall prey to this regressive attitude and hence marry western men.
East European women have rightly figured out that they can be happier, free and enjoy life with a western man who respects them. Their quest for love and romance take them to the western men who are decent, modern in outlook and ready to embrace them with all their femininity.
Thus, there is no wonder that more and more women from east Europe are getting married to western men.