Photo: Women Caravans in Spain
The “Women Caravan Association” specializes in taking single women to Spanish towns where single men abound.
Rural towns in Spain remain under-populated following a massive migration of handy-men to the largest cities in the country; it isn’t uncommon to see entire towns where the women to men ratio is 1:7 or more.
The “Women Caravan Association” is usually contacted by representatives of one of these towns; their business consists on filling one or two buses with women who pay 20 euros to go on a weekend outing full of dance, food, music and fun, and perhaps, a nod by good ol’ cupid.
The host town invites their single males to donate 50 euros to participate in the events, usually including lunch, a dancing contest, and activities designed to get to know each other.
Since 1995, the association has sponsored a good 70 of these caravans, igniting love in some 120 new couples, half of which are still together.
The majority of women willing to go on these caravans, are incidentally South American immigrants; in a bus of 50 women, six are Spanish, while the rest are South American, mostly from Colombia.
“Colombian girls are very flirty, and they love dancing, like other Latinas,” said Manuel Gonzalo, director of the association.