One reason many women stay single -- meeting too many emotionally immature men when they were younger.
Part of the problem is that many women have an extremely low self esteem. They don't believe they can get anyone who is stable. On the other hand, they too many also have issues to deal with before they ever get married.
However, it's often more than that.
It's often a huge double standard:
One day I came across a status message on Facebook that said, something about when a man goes through a hard time (doesn't have his life together) he needs a "queen to protect him."
Men need protection? But what about women? Who's there to protect them during a hard time?
I think men who want to have an open and honest relationship need to stop being so judgmental of women. They can't insist a woman be strong all the time when half the time they are a total basketcase.
Relationships are a two-way street. Women need love and support, too -- not just the man. They need it in a little bit different way probably than men do, but they still need it nonetheless.