Life can get a little lonely for bachelors in the Australian Outback mining town of Mount Isa. So the mayor has offered up a solution: recruit ugly women...."May I suggest if there are five blokes to every girl, we should find out where there are beauty-disadvantaged women and ask them to proceed to Mount Isa."
This has been done before! I love the movie "Sarah plain and tall". This is about a "plain" women who could not find a husband in the city so she moved to the new "west" to be the mail order bride of a farmer. The reality is even beautiful women have a hard time finding a good man in the city. I have so many wonderful, beautiful older friends that would love to be married but can not find a good man. I'm not saying they should all move to the Australian outback...
I do see many lonely people. As we get rid of all our old connections (family, church, clubs, organizations) it gets even harder for people to meet. I'm so grateful to God I have Juergen. I plan on taking good care of him. I think it would be impossible to replace him! I suggest people try to be more connected. If you are close to people at church, work, and in clubs and close to friends and family you have a better chance of meeting a like minded partner. Our society is far too isolated! I thought the wording the Mayor used was funny, but I think the whole isolation problem and loneliness problem is sad.
BTW: the women in this town were pretty upset with the mayor for what he said. One women had this to say about the men in the town, "We've got a saying up here that the odds are good, but the goods are odd,". So a "good" man is hard to find (everywhere).