Could You Live On An Island For Love?  Woman Shortage In The Faroe Islands according to recent reports, women seem to be disappearing from the Faroe Islands, an island group and archipelago set between Norway and Iceland (and about 200 miles from Scotland). Young women leave the Faroes to pursue their education or work elsewhere and they are not coming back. Their departure has resulted in a shortage of women on the Faroe Islands. They have such a shortage of women, that some of the men have taken to importing women from the Philippines and Thailand to marry and increase the population. Living on these beautiful but isolated islands is not for the faint or weary of heart. The climate is windy and colder but not all the time.

The cultural activities in Tórshavn, the capital and other cities are numerous. Some women are obviously up for the challenge and they may bring their culture with them. Isolation can make one creative and I would not be surprised if these women started teaching classes in the Filipino or Thai language, culture and dance.  White women, African, Caribbean and Latina as well as Asian women should consider finding a mate in the Faroes Islands.  Anyone up for bringing in Black History Month or African celebrations to the Faroes? The FIs join the rest of the world with their famed G! Festival. The hottest musical acts around make much anticipated appearances as this mega concert event. Maybe you can join them in 2014? They have blues and jazz fests too!

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Not so fast!  Could you actually handle living on an island?  Many make sacrifices for love buy be true to yourself.  It will be just a matter of time before we see other women seeking opportunities for marriage and family in the Faroes. If some African or Latin American women had the means and opportunity, they would be there too, married with children. What about black American women? Lenora Young, who is an expert in black woman-Scandinavian male relationships says that the concept sounds wonderful as theory. But being able to cope in isolation with not much to do could be challenging for sisters who are used to big city living or comfortable urban settings. The reality can be something completely different. I agree it could be hard for some and maybe even unbearable, but for others it may not be that much of an issue if they have found true love and want to give it a try. Just get used to lots of fishing and lots of sheep.

 

Lenora Young

 Lenora Young, Scandinavian Culture Expert

Torgið Shopping Center

Torgið Shopping Center

How does one even meet people in the Faroe Islands, Iceland and the rest of Scandinavia? One way is online dating.  You should reach out to some of those men in Scandinavia and see if the interest is mutual. If it is, he’ll let you know by taking the lead pursuing you. It is ok to make the first move. Those outside the US may want to consider Black Women Scandinavian Marriage where you can also meet men from Iceland, the Faroe Islands and the rest of Scandinavia. Again, do your research and find out all you can including employment, immigration and obtaining the proper Visas.

Klaksvik city center

Klaksvik City Center

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This tourism video will show you a little more about these beautiful Faroe Islands.

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