The country’s population of approximately 200 million is 5% short of being completely Muslim, with just a handful of minority religions including Hindi, Buddhist and Christian.Featuring mountains in the north, including K2 (the world’s second tallest), beaches in the south, deserts and the mighty Indus River, Pakistan is widely diversified geographically and most of its inhabitants live in rural areas, an estimated 30% living in towns and cities.
Generally marrying young, around the age of 21 – although girls as young as 15 are often forced into marriage – the wife usually has several babies, hardly ever leaves the house, and is normally allowed to socialise only with female relatives.
With the majority of females being married at such a young age, women who are unmarried in their late twenties are socially outcast, while women who become divorced are not accepted back within the community.
Recent changes, such as advances in communication and social websites (see above), have brought about a new era of freedom for Pakistanis.
So, while it may be quite simple to find an easy-going, well-educated, happy soulmate, it’s necessary to remember that free and single girls from this beautiful, yet harsh country are looking for more than just a casual date – she’ll be looking at what lies ahead.
In rural and tribal areas, education for women is much rarer than that for men, resulting in lower literacy rates.
Under Islam, women are seen as lesser citizens in comparison to men, and therefore often paid less than the minimum wage.
More than 1,000 women suffered this astonishingly cruel form of mediaeval murder, on account of so-called ‘honour crimes’, in the last year alone.
However, even when their lifestyle is hectic at work and occupied in daily chores, they are still very adept at knowing what pleases their men; there are few nationalities whose women are as expert at looking after their partners.
Because of strong traditions, Pakistan is somewhat different to other countries when it comes to love, sex and marriage, the so-called "arranged marriage" still being practised in almost every community, except perhaps within the urban middle classes.
Most marriages occur between boys and girls who have seldom met and who have little or no knowledge of one another before their wedding, each and every detail having been organised by their parents.
In order to win the heart and the love of a fabulous Pakistani single woman, you will need to respect and understand her culture and her upbringing.