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Young men outnumber women in King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Young men outnumber women in King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Published by Local Democracy Reporter Patrick Jack
3:28pm 14th February 2020. (Updated at 4:15pm 14th February 2020)

As Valentine's Day strikes, new figures show there are more young men than women in King's Lynn and West Norfolk.


Men in their 20s outnumber women by almost 1,000.

Population predictions for 2020 from the Office of National Statistics show there are 8,000 men aged 20-29 in King's Lynn and West Norfolk - compared to 7,000 women the same age.

It means that for every 100 women in their 20s, there are 114 men.

Rachael Lloyd is a relationship expert at eHarmony:

“Although this might cause potential difficulties when it comes to dating, the opposite can also be said.

"The emergence of online dating has ultimately allowed us to widen our geographical dating pool and effectively meet someone who isn't from the same town or village.

“This doesn't mean that you necessarily need to travel for hours to meet a partner, but perhaps even explore the next town along."

For young men worried about having competition, dating coach James Preece has this advice:

"Dating is harder for them in their 30s due to more competition, but after this there are generally less decent men available.

"Women tend to be more proactive around this age as they are feeling the pressure, while men often start to have put in less effort.

"The good ones may find they are being chased rather than having to pursue themselves, which is the opposite of their experience in their 20s and 30s."

Numbers are different for those in their 30s though.

In King's Lynn and West Norfolk, women outnumber men by 8,800 to 8,500.

For those in their 40s,  the trend continues with 8,500 women and 8,200 men.

And aged 90-plus, there are 1,300 women in the area compared to 700 men.