"And we're now confusing ourselves further by becoming increasingly more status and money oriented like Americans," he says. And if you live in Adelaide and dig hot bogan chicks, you've got it made. On the flip side, he says it's a brutal environment for women over 25."In Sydney (and Adelaide) you regularly see large groups of attractive women with no guys whatsoever.His list of best Australian cities for the single guy looks like this:1. This would be rare in Melbourne and Brisbane and unheard of in Perth and Canberra," says James."Even the most desirable women can really struggle here with the 'man drought'.It seems to be an extremely masculine place, even in the really wealthy places."Because of the weather, it's really a minimal clothing city so men and women must stay in shape. However, thanks to the mining boom you'll also encounter "materialism, status-consciousness on a grand scale"."A little bit of good news: guys who are just a bit more enlightened, better dressed and more well read than average can find a really powerful niche in Perth.
It seems there are 10 tall, athletic, masculine, highly-paid guys for each hot girl," says James."It has a heavy, almost-overwhelming sport, beach, drinking culture compared to most other places in Australia.Canberra"Canberra seems to be an oasis of highly-educated, cultured, enlightened, reasonably well paid men in high level positions in the public service," says James."Guys really struggle here because of a relative shortage of women.I'd bet any half decent woman living here would have a very easy time of it with dating," he says.James says these are his impressions of Brisbane, as "I've spent the least amount of time here of any of the cities".4.Melbourne Having run many events in Melbourne and dated lots of girls there, James says it's roughly even-Steven for both sexes."Melbourne obviously lacks the weather and beaches that other state capitals have, and people tend to be a little less physically active and/or looks orientated," he says."Many of the men and women tend to be more arts, culture and book-minded than the other capitals.Compared with Sydney, it's very friendly and both sexes seem to have a better sense of style."It also has a really social, fun-to-be-around bar and cafe scene.