In Ukraine as in any other coutry aroud the world there are more
boys than girls born every year. In avarage on every 100 girls there are 107 boys.
They often give this information in the news saying something like: "Today there
were 33 boys and 30 girls born in Kiev". So what is really going on here? And what
happens to Ukrainian men and why there are so many girls online looking for foreign
men who are much older than they are?
- at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
- under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
- 15–64 years: 0.92 male(s)/female
- 65 years and over: 0.51 male(s)/female
- total population: 0.8375 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
The list shows women to men ration listed at Wikipedia
The women to men ratio changes as girls and boys in Ukraine grow
older. And if you look at statistics in general and compare all women and men in
Ukraine, there are 53% of women and 47% of men
of all age groups, so it's total
population in those numbers. This doesn't look like 4 to 1 at all.
Until the age of 30 the number of women and men in Ukraine
is same. But the propotion changes a lot after that. The problem is that Ukrainian
men don't live long. The death rate of Ukrainian men is 3-4 times higher than in
other European coutries. And by the age of 65+ there 2 women to 1 man in Ukraine.
Unfortunatelly, Ukrainian men do not care about their health much, they would rather
say nothing and do nothing, but they don't want to look weak and would not go to
the doctor, unless their health gets to the critical point when the major damage
has already happened.
So the reality is that for young girls 18-28 the women to men
ratio is not the main problem in finding a man to marry. The main problem is the quality of Ukrainian men. But that is not because they smoke or drink. Yes, some
Ukrainian men smoke and sometimes they drink more than they should. But this is
not epidemic in Ukraine and when you travel to Ukraine you will see that most of
Ukrainian men are same as in other coutries.
The main problem for Ukranian girls is the
quality of Ukrainian men. The girls are trying to find the best guy who would be able to provide high
living standarts for the family. The economic situation right now is pretty bad
and it has been like this for the last few years. And this is pretty common that
young Ukrainian men can not give to the girls what they want and men are not ready to start a family. Young girls at the age of 18-22 usually get married because they
fall in love and they don't think much about financial future for the family.
But the situation is very different when girls get older. And
for Ukrainian women age 25-28 love is not the main factor
any more. Bassically they
would still fall in love, but they would fall in love with more financially successful men. Ukrainian women want to have a family and kids. So they need a man who can
support them and provide the best for the children. For women in Ukraine it is very
hard to find such men who would match all criterias. Men in Ukraine become more
financially stable at the age of 30 and above. So if the girl is 25, she would have
to look for an older guy who is at least 5-10 years older
than her. And there are
not many 35 years old guys left. Many of them already got married. Those who are
not married yet would probably look at young girls 18-22 who are more attractive.
And those young girls are not serious about marriage yet, and they would mostly
look for men their age group. So there is big
conflict of interest that makes it
very hard for Ukrainian girls who are ready for marriage to find good Ukrainian
men to marry and start a family.