Being a single, solvent male in his thirties and told I'm attractive with a nice personality and a good sense of humour, I took the article "So, where have all the men gone?" (3 August) with a huge pinch of salt. I have joined a dating agency and placed and answered ads with little success. The problem is not that there are not enough eligible men but that many women are way too choosy. They are looking for a Mr Perfect who does not exist.
If women thought less about arbitrary targets such as age, height, looks, build, job and car and spent more time on the qualities of the person behind it all, they might actually meet someone suitable.