Town full of women seeks single men

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BRAZIL – A small rural town populated by mostly single women aged 20 to 35 is seeking single men.

Niova do Cordeiro, Brazil is about 60 miles east of Belo Horizonte and has a population of 600, mainly of women. According to the Yahoo report, spouses are banned from the town except on weekends and sons are sent away when they turn 18 years old.

Many women have expressed their desire to bring more single men around. Incoming men should be aware that they “must follow the town’s guidelines that the women created, from town planning to farming, religion and more,” according to the report.

“The only men we single girls meet are either married or related to us,” said 23-year-old resident Nelma Fernandes. “We all dream of falling in love and getting married. But we like living here and don’t want to have to leave the town to find a husband.”

The founder of scenic town left her husband, who she wed in an arranged marriage, and was excommunicated as an adulteress in 1891. Within years, other women joined her and created the insular community in the hills.

The town spent about 50 years under the control of a man who moved in and created a church. He died in 1995 and the town’s women were determined to never be subject to male domination again.