Most of women of today from east to west would desire about a husband something close to these things:
He must be: tall, handsome, got his money, life intact, clean shaved or very small beard (no long beard man), living away from family, has his own car, must be young and fit, fun and funny and humor, go to work every day, take her to shopping and buy all what she desires or whatever she sees in tv or market lol she should be allowed to have men-friend. So i ask where is the test then? If she gets all that (in a man to marry) then she will start pray 5 times, reading qur'an? otherwise grumpy and mad all the time??? Not even even thinking about Islam?
(and the deen? the last thing she care is about his deen - some would say qur'an and sunnah but qur'an and sunnah is the least thing in their mind for marriage, we seek refuge in Allah from such thoughts to come in our head and thoughts about deen, ameen).
Most of men of today from east to west would desire about a wife something close to these things:
She must be: slim and shady, pretty in looks and smile, being tall is not bad, staying home when he comes back from work, the meal being cooked and ready and house being cleaned lol, obedient and less talker, whatever he does but respect should be given to his views, if he talks with female friends it should be ok, So i ask where is the test dude? If you get that kinda wife before marriage then what is the test upon you? If you get that kinda woman, then you would start learning about tawhid and aqidah and salaath and other things?
(and the deen? the last thing in mind of man of today (mostly) for a wife is about her deen must be checked as well, we seek refuge in Allah from such thoughts to come in our head and mind about deen, ameen)
Both men and women of today are denying the proposals after proposals and getting older and older; who may not fit in some of these things i have mentioned above. There could be much more could have said as well but these are just ver basics today's Muslim men and women desire. And sadly this is happening through out the world in Muslim ummah. Go and check any Muslim matrimonial website, you would find that kinda attitude in Muslim men and women around the world.
So finding a man/woman who give deen the precedence over worldly affairs is not easy. Yes, a lot of men or women would say in words they give precedence to deen but in actions they are always giving the worldly desires precedence over deen and this results the marriages have become harder and harder. No matter you live in US, UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, UAE, KSA, Egypt, Middle East, Far East or any where else in the world. You wanna find a spouse inside your country or outside, you wanna find them in person, through masjid, through friends or relatives or through matrimonial websites. You would unfortunately find the same attitude in them.
SubhanAllaah, the media control our mindset that deeply? it never happened before the way its happening now adays. We pray to Allah that may He guide us and change our hearts towards in reality of Qur'an and sunnah, not only by words but by actions as well, ameen