Saturday, 9 June 2012

Man drought in Australia

I was listening to the news on the radio sometime last week, which mentioned briefly that there was a serious 'man drought' in Australian cities like Sydney and Perth!
I don't remember the exact figures, but there is something like 80,000 men to 1.5million women in the major cities, so there is a major imbalance with genders!

Maybe man hunting will become some kind of sport in these places? Like a twisted 'Hunger Games' scenario where women have to fight each other for a man!!

I just re-read the above paragraph, and realised how stupid that would be if it actually became reality. 

This article called 'First comes a sheila shortage, then the man drought cuts in' by Bernard Salt basically explains that this massive gender imbalance is basically due to the fact that between 18-34, the ratio of men to women differs significantly.  Between the ages of 18-25, there are more women than men.  So basically, ladies have their pick of blokes to choose from, but then it all changes for ladies who are older in age, where there are more men to women!

Another article on this topic;'Australian's single city women forced to look for love in the country' basically explains that as Australia is such a sparsely populated area, the smallest shift in population can have a massive after effect in that place.  So typically girls from the country move to the city to find work after they've finished studying, resulting in a lack of single ladies for the country lads to choose from when it comes time for them to settle down, and too many ladies for the city blokes to handle!

So to resolve this, weekend tours named 'thank goodness he's a country boy' have been created! It's an 8 hour intensive speed dating thingy, where lonely farmers and introduced to single girls.

Both of the articles are worth a read, they're pretty short and sweet!  

This got me to thinking.  If you find yourself in one of these places where a 'man drought' is  imminent, then here are some helpful tips to help you nab the man of your dreams....or, actually, just any man!

TIP 1:
Thanks to the likes of Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Nikki Minaj, having ridiculous coloured hair is the norm nowadays.  
From 'touch me and you'll burst into flames' Red, to 'Rancid Swamp' Green.
How about standing out from the crowd by having a normal, regular haircut and colour. 

TIP 2:
A common dating tip is to get yourself out their ladies, and broaden your horizons by taking up a new hobby, like cookery classes, or some type of sports.
Don't fancy sweating profusely and embarresing yourself infront of a potential victim, err, man? How about taking up a more obscure hobby, like fishing, or bird watching? 
I know what you're thinking, the type of man that pursues such hobbies is potentially your grandfather/ a serial killer, but remember ladies;

'Beggers can't be choosers!'

TIP 3:
How about a happy accident?
Are you the type of lady who secretly hopes that you'll meet the love of your life in some coincidental, silly-yet-charming accident?  Well then go ahead and make that 'accident' an accidentally-on-purpose scenario, you deluded rom-com junkie!

If in the supermarket, and you spot another victim, damn it, I mean MAN, then try 'accidentally' dropping an item in front of him, or bumping your trolly into his, as if by mistake, as you were too bust checking if the item you were buying is completely organic and fair-trade as you are totally into all that kind of stuff *rolls eyes*
You'll be sure to grab his attention this way, and there's a chance he'll find your clumsiness endearing, or a chance that he'll be under the impression that you have the co-ordination skills of a toddler.  Win Win situation is that, I say!

Just avoid doing this in the baking isle.  You don't want to drop a bag of flour and have it splatter all over you, making you look like a massive coke fiend.
Unless of course you're trying to pull Tony Montana....

Looks like someone had an accident in the baking isle! Clumsy Tony, what are you like!? Unless...Oh, wait....

    Good luck to all the Sheila's out there!



  1. 80,000 to 1,500,000 ratio of men to women?

    Just looking at the two numbers makes that seem totaLLy unlikely.

    Ratioing it down, you get 8 to 150, or about 1 to 19

    1. hey, I did warn it could be exaggerated! :P

  2. Man what the.....that is a high imbalance between does seem a little exagerated tho....interesting!

    1. I know, but is pretty interesting to think about!

  3. I think there's a man drought where I live, and the men that are available...well, let's just say I would rather remain single. I kind of feel bad for Australia, and feel some Americans are to blame for what's happening. I dated a very charming Australian once, and just felt terrible that, with all the women desperate for a man out there, he had to reject them for his American girlfriend. Yeah, that's what happened. I am sure he didn't sleep with any women behind my back. Uh-huh.

    1. Hey don't blame americans. AUstralian men are obviously attracted to something your lands ladies have to offer ;)