There's a crisis of sort in Australia: because of a "man drought," today's Australian women are hard pressed to find mates.
Where have all the men gone? Turns out they're hiding in the boonies:
There's a "man drought" on the Australian coast, and a "man dam" in the country’s remote bush. Though the nation was flush with men some 30 years ago, due to immigration policies that favored males, today's Australian women have it harder than their baby boomer sisters did 30 years ago.
Demographer Bernard Salt's book "Man Drought," which was released this week, reveals that love is really where you look for it in Australia, and that it pays to go the distance. [...]
At the age of 25, women have the best odds of finding a partner as there are 23 percent more single men than women. But the odds shorten after 30, and by 34 there are more single women than unattached men.
By age 40, single women outnumber single men by 9 percent and that divide lifts to 17 percent by age 50. At 80, it's a dramatic 66 percent, Salt said.
Salt's solution: move to a place like Nar Nar Goon town in Victoria state, where its population of 600 has 12 single men in their 30s and one single woman. “It's a man dam there. A reservoir of men,” he said. “You find this right across Australia, little reservoirs of untapped men.”
Link - Thanks McKenzie Kerman!
In a twist of irony, the mayor of the remote Australian mining town of Mount Isa, implored "ugly duckling" women to come out to reverse the shortage of eligible women there: Link