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They would rather live here with a foreign partner," says Säävälä.
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While General William Booth was conducting the opening services of Brighton Congress Hall, in March, an announcement was made that a warm friend and sympathiser of the Army had given a sum of money for the purchase of instruments for a band at Worthing.
Apart from a short time when the band ceased to function between 18 due to the Worthing Riots, the band has been making music locally ever since.
Foreign men are in high demand particularly in the capital region and other university cities as young women struggle to find viable partner candidates among Finnish men, says Minna Säävälä, a senior researcher at the Family Federation of Finland.
"The problem is that [young] women are beginning to be more educated than men and struggle to find men of similar educational background. The phenomenon is manifested in marriage statistics: Finnish women in their 20s and 30s not only marry foreign men much earlier than Finnish men marry foreign women, they also do so in growing numbers.
They can also make the initiative when they're sober." "In addition, there aren't too many interesting single Finnish men in Helsinki," she argues.
Both Lotta and Saara are looking for a long-term relationship.
"Women are perhaps drawn by the self-confidence of foreign men and partly by the stereotype of a hot Latin lover." Indeed, stereotypes may to a degree explain the popularity of foreign men, confirms Johanna Leinonen, a research coordinator at the University of Turku.
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"Many Finns admire the American culture and associate the French with a number of positive images stemming from films and literature," she points out.
Säävälä, in turn, estimates that the phenomenon may spread among friends similarly to any other social phenomenon.
"Unforgettable" Although no statistics on dating or pairing up are available, many foreign men have encountered the phenomenon first hand.