An old girlfriend* of mine, Miranda Devine, has again today been on the case of desperate and dateless Sydney women,
It is the chocolate box approach to love: take a nibble and move on, because a better chocolate might be next. Finding a mate might be easier, but moving to a committed relationship is less likely, those roaming free in the singles world say.
Indeed, the number of beautiful women in my cab with dropkick men, is astounding. Are they that desperate ? Well, yes. On Thursday, Miranda laid the blame squarely on picky women,
...ditching men because they fail to measure up in some infinitesimal way has been a staple gag in real-life single girl chats for years.
However, with the help of Melbournite, Bernard Salt, she comes to the conclusion that there is no man shortage,
But the famous man shortage is a myth. According to Bernard Salt, KPMG demographer and author of The Big Shift, there is actually a glut of never-married single men aged 25 to 34 in Australia: 727,000, compared with just 568,000 women. That's a ratio of 1.3 to 1.
Where this arguement falls down, is in considering Sydney typical of Australia. Sydney is atypical, being a dead-set chick and gay magnet, but not a real man attraction. Sure, blokes will come to Sydney to see what all the hype is all about, even staying for a year or two, then they're off, back to where life is real.
Saltie first floated his findings back in November '03. Then I responded with a letter, pointing out national trends on dating, do not apply to Sydney....
*She dropped me, citing the lame excuse, 'You have no good prospects'. For Gods sake, I'm the best looking cabbie in town - my jeans are impeccible ! Women are so fickle...