Dating as an Independent Woman in Sierra Leone

March 24th, 2011  |  by Veralyn Williams |  Published in Blog, Dating Chatter, Videos  |  3 Comments

Is a successful career at odds with a successful relationship? During my last trip to my birthplace of Freetown, Sierra Leone, I wanted to see if educated African women face the same dating challenges as their American counterparts. Listen to what I found:

How do you define being independent? What do you make of what I found in Sierra Leone? Do you think the same is true where you’re from?


  1. Sierra Leone According To Vickie :: Veralyn Media says:

    August 28th, 2011at 12:13 am(#)

    [...] it up: This is a fact I realized during my last visit to Freetown in Jan, 2010. I was reporting on dating in Sierra Leone and regardless if I was interviewing a young woman or an older man– I’d hear the [...]

  2. When did you get the Safe Sex memo? :: Veralyn Media says:

    October 29th, 2011at 11:58 pm(#)

    [...] check out: View From Abroad: Dating as an Independent Woman in Sierra Leone [...]

  3. #15: Day Dreaming about Sierra Leone :: Veralyn Media says:

    June 17th, 2013at 2:22 pm(#)

    [...] This was during the height of the attack on “successful black women” in America, so of course I wanted to know if the same point of view existed around the world. It [...]

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