For a start, although there are 1.55 million single people in Ireland, with a further 418,000 separated/divorced/widowed people, there are 53,000 more women than men in the Country.There were simply more women than men born in Ireland, along with higher mortality rates in men.In fact, in every age group over 25 there are more women than men.Couple that with the rise in marital breakdown rates which is up to 10%.It may also contribute to the frustration often demonstrated by men on dating sites whose advances are not reciprocated.
Generally, marriages breakdown after a number of years which means that most separated or divorced women are aged 40 and over finding themselves dating second time around but with 32,000 of the men they divorce taken out of the market, it creates a serious imbalance in the ratio of available men vs available women on the mature dating scene. As a woman, you are quid’s in if you are dating in Ireland in your 20’s as there are 44,000 fewer women aged 20-39.
For instance, if you are in the older dating category and female, you are in a tricky age bracket, numerically, when it comes to dating.
There a number of statistics that, when combined, fully explain why you feel there is a lack of available men in your age group.
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Amy Giberson, now 34, was reluctant to try internet dating again but she decided to give it one more shot in 2014. There are a slew of sites and apps to help singles find love and, for the most part, they work, according to Consumer Reports.