Dutch Muslim Women Have Difficulty Finding Partners

December 14 2010

Radio Netherlands Worldwide reports that Dutch Muslim women face increasing difficulties in finding husbands. In the article, Naoual Loiazizi of the Netherlands Association of Muslim Women notes that “many girls have a hard time finding a man who shares their outlook on life”. Nermin Altintas of the Yasmin foundation in the Hague suggests that one factor contributing to the difficulty is the decrease in tendency for parents to help a woman identify potential husbands, so that “men and women are increasingly left to their own devices to find potential partners”.