And now, your weekend update of places to consider moving because they’re filled with single men…
OK, maybe you wouldn’t actually relocate for your love life, but it never hurts to keep informed about where the latest man-surges are. This week, I’ve seen two discussions about places in the U.S. that are overloaded on men, a.k.a. dream worlds. Let’s take a look at where they are, and the pros and cons of immediately packing up and moving there.
1. Rural Midwestern towns: Evidently new census data shows that in small towns in rural areas of Kansas and Nebraska, the proportion of young men is increasing more quickly than that of young women–in some of the smallest communities, the ratio of men to women increased by as much as 200 percent! Evidently, the rural communities don’t provide the same opportunities to women when it comes to traditionally male jobs like agriculture.
Pros: Great if you aren’t a city person. I am, but I know a lot of women who aren’t.
Cons: Pre-dawn rise times. Nothing wrong with working in agriculture, but as a woman who grew up with lots of farming family members, that schedule is not on my list of pluses for a job.