Where have all the good men gone - or so sang Bonnie Tyler.
That was in 1998 so I don't know what chance single girls have these days. They say that all the good blokes are either gay or married (or both), but if you are still holding out hope of meeting your perfect match you will find your chances may improve if you look in the following places.
According to a study done by Oxford University, a large number of couples meet at work, so your best bet is to find a job. Increase your odds (and your income) by getting a night job. Sleep is for the weak! It's probably best to stay away from female dominated occupations such as nursing and teaching, but then again you could come into contact with some lovely doctors (or patients) and single dads at school.
Hit the books Many people find their future spouse while studying at university or TAFE. I did. If you haven't found you high school sweetheart, then move on up and see what's available at your local institution of learning. It's probably best to stay away from the Faculty though, at least until you graduate.
Go Surfing It's the dawning of a new age, and the number of people who are finding true love online are rapidly becoming a significant majority. The good thing is you get to see what the guys look like before you meet them (unlike a traditional blind date) but keep in mind that some of their profile pictures may be woefully out of date (a bit like my WN picture, really).
Party On Many people will tell you they met their partner at a party or through friends. Sounds safe enough, hopefully your friends are clever enough not to have any real losers at their party, right? So the next time someone asks you to a Tuppaware Party at their place, think twice before making up an excuse. Who knows, the future love of your life just might have a thing for plastic.
Cheers to That
For people of a certain age group, the most likely place to meet their future squeeze is at a pub, club or bar. This is no time to be shy, girl! Nothing reeks of desperation like a lonely lass sitting by herself at the bar, but you don't want to show up with twelve of your mates either. No man on earth is brave enough to approach an entire netball team of women, and those who are – are stupid, up themselves or drunk, and best avoided.
Eat your heart out
So what option do you have if you are an unemployed, uneducated, computer illiterate, friendless wall flower? Well you still have to eat, so the next option is to find your future partner in a grocery store. That's good news, especially since Perth has finally started Sunday trading, which gives you even more chances to meet your future cuddle-bunny. If the big stores aren't your cup of tea, try one of the local IGAs – at least you'll know everyone lives near you, even if they aren't actually single.