The Catholic News website reports today (May 7, 2012) that a priest in Australia has told women not to be too picky about their future husbands and to marry early, because there is a drought of eligible men in the Down Under country.
Fr. Tony Kerin -- episcopal vicar for justice and social service in the Archdiocese of Melbourne -- said there has been a massive decline in the number of available men, with statistics showing there are just 86,000 "Mr. Rights" for 1.3 million women aged between 25 and 34.
Fr. Kerin said, "I think many women are setting aside their aspirations for later, but by the time they get around to it, they've missed their chance."
He added, "In trying to have it all, they end up missing out."