Sexual Market Value - SMV I know many of you must have heard of the SMV before but some people still find it hard to grasp so I will make it as easily understandable and Nigerianly relatable as possible before comparing it with the West. Lets go to the root cause of the problem – women thinking they are men. Men are success object and women are sexual object. Men will always be judged by their ability to provide and for women, they sexual attraction is first point of assessment. If she is young, it makes it a big advantage because of biology – fertility and natural sense of submissiveness to older romantic figure. It is not surprising the desperate pace at which thirst traps and sultry pictures for validation has clouded social media relations. You hear women say your 20s are for living because though they won’t admit it, they are conscious of the wall. In their peak, they have unlimited options of prime male - thanks to sexual attraction, age, fertility, availability and others personal to you. This explains why many won’t date their mates and brag they don’t date boys but men. Good enough, many marry (and still have a career). As they hit their 30s, epiphany hits and they suddenly want to have the cake they ate. Their male age mates who were still finding their feet are now fully blossomed both physically and financially. These men saw their mates leave them for mature guys with whom they could not compete. Uni guys can attest to working class guys picking up their babes on Fridays. As these guys hit their 30s, power changes hand naturally and they now have unlimited options between young ladies and their unmarried mates. We know who have the advantages? What do women in their 30s/women who plan not to marry till their 30s for career/wild oats reasons, do? They try manipulative games of calling you a predator for overlooking them in their winter season for younger ladies in their prime. They flaunt their career and sometimes, money and claim men are afraid of strong, independent women. These are just shalaye. Note that many of their friends are married and even have kids and career. This is not to shame women nor does it in anyway intend to mock those who genuinely seek matrimony but have been unlucky. I'm just making plain upon tables, age old knowledge. Men mostly don’t care about your career. That is your personal problem. You are the one who made a choice to chase career at the expense of marriage. You can’t police men to marry you just because you think you are now ready to settle down. Your options are now limited to older guys who are still unmarried, divorcee, single dads or polygamists except you can date down. There is really no problem, its you who choose to chase career or hoe away or whatever. Just accept the consequences of the choices when the wall hits.