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Single Ladies – Put Your Hands Up if You Live in San Diego

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Single ladies in San Diego should be putting their hands in the air as a grateful gesture for the gender ratio found in our sunny city even as single sisters in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, must take to the bushes to find a mate.

Statistically, San Diego has been voted in the Top 10 Places To Dwell as a single person with a gender-friendly ratio showing San Diego to be higher in men than women.

Australian single ladies are facing a totally different situation.

The Telegraph reports that an Australian dating agency has been assisting women in urban cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane by scheduling “weekend tours” called, Thank Goodness He’s A Country Boy, which involve eight hours of intense speed dating at a rural pub, where single country farmers are introduced to single city girls.

Apparently over the past 40 years sheilas have finished school and headed for the big cities to find work, leaving the men behind. Bernard Salt, a demographer and author of Man Drought,  reports that “the farmer does want a wife because there’s no single sheilas in the nearby towns.”

So Australian single girl herself, Brie Petersen, came up with the idea for the weekend dating tours after visiting a rural pub and having the bar owner share how he regularly receives letters from single city women asking his help to set them up with local single farmers.

Peterson’s first tour had an 85% success rate with couples connecting and more weekend tours are being planned.

Cost is $350 per woman and $50 per man for the tour participation and for those ladies who aren’t particularly set on marrying a farmer, Peterson assures that her list of country men include plumbers and other ordinary men with varying professions.

One of Peterson’s clients shares, “country men are more gentlemanly, they hold the door open for you and if they see you with an empty glass they will be the first to offer to get you a drink, they are more attentive.”

Thank God for country boys and for the opportunity to live in San Diego, California.

Bernard Salt, demographer and author of Man Drought, said the programme and the tours were so successful because over the past four decades young women had fled Australia’s rural towns and communities.

“The farmer does want a wife because there’s no single sheilas in the nearby towns,” he said. While women in the 1960s would marry a local man after finishing school, they now head off to the city in search of work, leaving the men behind, he said.

“As soon as that 18 year old girl leaves she upsets the gender balance in the town, because there are not enough marriageable women, and she also upsets the gender balance in Sydney because there is an oversupply of women in the inner city suburbs.

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