Usually people start dating in their teens, although in the rural areas courting can begin earlier than that.
Yesterday it was revealed that a father dubbed Britain's most gullible man has fallen in love with a third Gambian woman despite two marriages to West Africans ending in heartbreak.
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In fact, the country known as the Smiling Coast of Africa has become the premier destination for British women in search of toy boys.
In a country where a third of the population lives below the international poverty line of 86 pence a day, perhaps it is not so surprising that young Gambian men seem so quick to fall for the charms of older British tourists keen to offer them a passport into a brand new future.