Number of single women in Saudi rising
Riyadh, March 25, 2014
The number of single women over the age of 30 in Saudi Arabia is expected to touch four million by 2015, a report said.
There were more than 1.5 million single women over the age of 30 in 2011, the Arab News report said quoting Ministry of Economy and Planning statistics.
A major reason for the women to remain single is believed to be the increasing number of educated women who have steady jobs and prefer to remain independent.
Several Saudi girls told Arab News that men don’t prefer to marry overly independent and self-confident women. Others complained about tribal traditions for the situation.