One of our female colleagues was out on the town last Saturday night for dinner, drinks and a dance. She noticed that 70% of the pub was female…80% of the restaurant and 90% of the nightclub. An odd scene which she described as feeling like living in Dublin after all the men were killed in a war. This may be due to emigration, levels of disposable income, the decline of male industries like construction, printing etc. but whatever the reason such a disproportionate gender balance will have profound repercussions for the dating game. Worse than that the only men in uniform are Gardai and Traffic Wardens.