Statistics show that around the world, the number of unmarried women is growingly steadily and economists predict it will continue to do so.
The TV series "Sex and the City" helped change the image of the single woman in her 30s from one of a lonely desperate spinster to a woman who is in charge of her own economic and sexual destiny.
But what is it like being a single woman in Africa today?
Are single women still seen as social failures, or do men find women with successful careers too intimidating to date? That's the view of Nigerian writer Shola Dada. Do you agree?
If you are a single woman over 30 in Africa, do you feel socially stigmatised? Or, if you are a man, would you hesitate to date a woman over 30 who's successful in her career