Women outnumber men by 8% in Latvia
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. [snip]
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
A high early male mortality rate means that there are 8% more women than men in the country. [snip]
"The smartest girls are alone. The really beautiful girls are alone - if they are smart," Dace says.
"They want to find partners who are equal to them. But a man, having all this choice, doesn't need to be very perfect.
"He just sits in front of the TV and knows he can get a woman. And if she doesn't suit him, he will get another.
OK men, here's your chance to find a beautiful, smart, educated woman. Ready. Set. Go visit Latvia!