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Lack of Decent Men?

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Lack of Decent Men?
« on: October 14, 2010, 07:43:08 PM »


Two decades after Latvia shook off Soviet communist rule, the country's women have survived the transition to capitalism better than men - they are better educated and are less likely to die young. But a high male mortality rate means for many women, it is hard to find a partner.

Dania and Zane are both single and have come to a cafe in the centre of Riga to chat about one of their favourite topics - the lack of decent men.

The two women are both 29, beautiful, stylish and well-educated, but it seems that in Latvia there are simply not enough eligible men to go round.

Dania has been working at a film festival where 98% of her colleagues are women.

"There's nothing wrong with that... but just for the good balance you would want to have some more men to flirt or chat with. It's just more interesting," she laughs.

"That's why all my friends have gone abroad and found boyfriends there," agrees Zane.

Stats:

Latvia's gender divide:

There are almost 9,000 more men than women in the under-30s age group
There are 3,000 more women aged 30-39 than men
The country has 8% more women than men
Women live 11 years longer on average, the highest disparity in the EU

more of this story at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11493157

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Re: Lack of Decent Men?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2010, 08:16:10 PM »
Women live 11 years longer on average, the highest disparity in the EU ..yeah statistic  ;)

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Re: Lack of Decent Men?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010, 08:14:17 PM »
I'm afraid the disparity would be just as glaring had there been no transition at all.

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Re: Lack of Decent Men?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2010, 09:58:41 PM »
Ah, eastern European beauty. :)

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