Women are taking drastic measures to preserve their fertility by freezing their eggs while they continue to search for their perfect match.
Finding Mr. Right seems to be a growing problem for many women wanting to start a family, as new figures reveals a growth in women freezing their eggs while they continue their hunt for the perfect man.
Dr Srilatha Gorthi, a senior research fellow at the Leeds Centre for Reproductive Medicine, said, ‘They come in their 30’s or late 30’s if they haven’t found the right partner.’
The trend was highlighted thanks to a study of women who had applied to have their eggs frozen at a Belgium clinic.
Dr. Julie Nekkebroeck, from the Centre for Reproductive Medicine at the Free University in Brussels, said, ‘By vitrifying their eggs they wanted to buy time to find the right partner and do everything they could to prevent age-related infertility.’
The increasing number of career-driven women who want a man to match them in terms of achievement and success, is another contributing factor.
Dr. Simon Fishel, managing director of the Care chain of fertility clinics, said, ‘Women are coming in because they are starting to feel that nothing is happening. They have fallen out of relationships, they haven’t got a man, they are career people.-
But Lisa Guennifa, Associate Director of the personal introduction and matchmaking agency Elect club, says women need to be more pro-active in their hunt for Mr. Right.
‘There are plenty of successful single men out there, keen to meet equally successful women.
‘Unfortunately women are highly conditioned with a romantic notion that there is someone out there for everyone, but I think you need to go and get what you want as opposed to passively expect it,’ she added.