Historically, the country has had the opposite problem. Kiwi men of the 1800s and early 1900s often struggled to find a partner.
But since the 1980s there have been more women than men and the imbalance is now as bad as it’s ever been.
Well there’s a real surprise.
Who would have guessed that this trend would have started in the 1980s. Certainly not any gender-bent lost soul who has fallen for the feminist trap of the redefinition of words – oh and you didn’t realise they intended to redefine men as well?
Census 2013 figures show the number of men to go around is at an all-time low – and it’s especially grim for those of a prime marrying age.
For every 100 women looking to snag a New Zealand chap aged between 25 and 49, on average about nine will miss out.
To give that some perspective – if this was a natural trend of male depletion rather than a consequential occurrence that would equate to a population deficiency of 450,000 males.
Wellington economist and social researcher Paul Callister says the figures show New Zealand has yet to shake its man drought.
Yep, it’s a problem alright, even the economist recognises the lateral and elongated effects the absence of males will have on our economic development, but it is not the economist that has the power to fix the problem, nor does it seem there is any will to change what women in this country now perceive to be their entitled lifestyle.