Why are all the women single? In this article La Femme Mystique explores St Andrews dating culture and it’s inequalities. The good news is: the Bubble is not the real world and you are not going to die alone, there is nothing wrong with you. 

There is a horrible disease spreading around St. Andrews (and no, I’m not talking about chlamydia). This condition mostly affects males aged 18 to 22, but has also been know to have adverse effects on females of the same age. Despite the fact it is rampant in this seaside town, no one seems to want to talk about it. What I am referring to is the superiority complex of the male students and the subsequent inferiority complex of the females. Who can blame these lads when there is a female to male ratio of 58:42. Let’s examine this situation in depth.

To clarify, I am not saying that the male students of St. Andrews are mean, misogynistic assholes. Honestly, I believe it is simply because there are less boys than girls. Consider that roughly 40% of St. Andrews students are male then subtract from that amount those that are not attracted to women and those in a relationship, roughly 20%. What is left is a meager 20% of single, eligible bachelors to at least a 40% of single, eligible bachelorettes. This horrible girl to guy ratio encourages age-old chauvinistic tendencies,  so commonly practiced that they become the norm.

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So what is the problem? The problem is that men in St Andrews do not have to try because they will get laid by simply existing in this town. The problem is they do not have to settle for one girlfriend when they can have four. The problem is they often don’t message after one night stands. The problem is that beautiful, intelligent, funny girls end up spending their time analyzing the various reasons they will remain forever alone and eventually accept that love was never meant for them, when it can be attributed to the fact that there is too much demand and not enough supply. Now this may all seem horribly depressing to you ladies out there but I say: stay positive and understand this is a bubble and NOT the real world.

Now to the men out there who are still reading this- good for you!  There are some things you can do to combat this affliction.

  1. Don’t buy into it! In four short years you will leave this place and understand what it is like to be desperately single.
  2. Treat girls like the humans they are, not just objects put here for your pleasure. Message them after a one night stand to check in like the gentleman you are. Say hello to that random girl you fucked last month. Ask that girl in your tutorial to coffee instead of just taking her home one night from the Vic.
  3. Be honest and don’t play games. If you like a girl and want to see her then tell her! Don’t just message her the typical, “Are you free?” The odds truly are ever in your favor and most likely she will be thrilled.

These are just a few examples but it really is the simplest things that can make all the difference!coffee

I realize this all may seem like common sense to most, but reality gets distorted in the bubble and we all make mistakes that we wouldn’t make anywhere else. Gentlemen, it is not all your fault that you act this way but know that you don’t have to and can consciously work to be a part of the cure. Ladies, don’t blame yourself for being single because there are extremely slim pickings and by recognizing this problem and being more confident you can help rectify the situation as well.



 La Femme Mystique



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