In the olden days, a wife or husband was acquired through the efforts of the whole family. That is, one's parents or in some cases, the extended family negotiated on one's behalf to get a partner when they came of age.
In this modern era, the situation has changed and prospective wives/husbands often have to look for future partners with little or no support from their families.
This situation has thrown up the phenomena called dating and courtship. To put it simply, dating and courtship refer to lovers spending some time together as partners, albeit with limitations as compared to actually married couples.
Many unmarried Ghanaians, you would usually hear them proudly say 'I'm engaged, dating or courting' whenever they are asked about their relationship status.
But for every unmarried Ghanaian who is dating seriously, there is an equal number who will say they are single.
YEN.com.gh has sought to understand what accounts for the many 'ripe' Ghanaians who are still single and we got a number of reasons.
Interestingly, the responses bothered on four main things.
First, there were those who were not finding love or were afraid to find it.
Obaammayeboah was straightforward:
Junior was still waiting for the right one:
The second group had to do with bad experiences including abuse from their previous partners.
Samson claimed to have been beaten by her girlfriend and thus left her:
Third came those who were not dating because of their personal aspirations
And the reasons could not have been complete without the mention of financial responsibilities.
Many men claimed to be afraid of being drained through mobile money .
Agbo seemed to agree:
But Marian who was on hand to defend the ladies pointed out that it was not just
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