szarlotka 8 | 2,209 23 Feb 2007 / #1From the new warsaw ExpressThe majority of Warsaw’s female populationare single, according to anAcxiom Polska poll: 56 percent of womenliving in Warsaw between 20 and 40 are notcurrently married. The news is surprising asPoland is generally considered a ratherconservative and religious country, andWarsaw hosts more men, with 89 women to100 men in the capital.The “average” single female in the capitalis likely to hold a B.A of M.A. degree,pursue a career, and watch TV shows aboutyoung and hip single women, like AllyMcBeal or Magda M., and be optimisticabout her romantic future.Lifestyles have changed significantly, assingles are more likely to spend money onconsumer goods and travelling, the reportsays, though it would be a generalisation topresent all unmarried women as happy withtheir status. Complaints about “the qualityof men” occur as often as comments thatsingledom has many advantages. Althoughsuch outward declarations are scarce, it isclaimed that one of the drivers behind thecurrent emigration trend is the hope of findinga romantic partner abroad.Social psychologist Dariusz Doliñskisuggests that being single for a long timecould result in later difficulty in enteringa relationship. It could also negatively influenceone’s self esteem, as not practisingflirting breaks the habit, thus making itmore difficult to effectively seduce possiblepartners later.