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Attention, Lonely Women

Posted on | November 26, 2011 | 26 Comments

There you are, alone at your computer on a Saturday night. Sure, you’re attractive in your own special way. But that miserable city where you live is full of beta males, metrosexuals and other wimpy guys who don’t know how to appreciate a woman like you. There’s only one thing left to do: Head to North Dakota!

TIOGA, N.D. — As much as the drilling rigs that tower over this once placid corner of the prairie, the two communities springing up just outside of town testify to the galloping pace of growth here in oil country.
They are called man camps — temporary housing compounds supporting the overwhelmingly male work force flooding the region in search of refuge from a stormy economy. These two, Capital Lodge and Tioga Lodge, built on opposite sides of a highway, will have up to 3,700 residents, according to current plans.
Confronted with the unusual problem of too many unfilled jobs and not enough empty beds to accommodate the new arrivals, North Dakota embraced the camps — typically made of low-slung, modular dormitory-style buildings — as the imperfect solution to keeping workers rested and oil flowing.

Why are you sitting around all lonely in that city, sweetheart? You could be as popular as the prom queen in Tioga, North Dakota!


26 Responses to “Attention, Lonely Women”

  1. Charles G Hill
    November 26th, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

    I suspect this suggestion would be better received were it not coming up on December.

    (The one time I went to North Dakota, it was summer, and it was glorious.)

  2. Political Operative
    November 26th, 2011 @ 7:44 pm

    I did a residency in Grand Forks starting in Dec. Was -60F. Needless to say it leaves a lot of free time, indoors.

  3. Anonymous
    November 26th, 2011 @ 7:44 pm

    Let’s face it, Charles: Most lonely ladies don’t look their best in short-shorts, mini-skirts or sundresses. In an overcoat and boots, they’ll do just fine. Maybe even a ski mask.

  4. Garym
    November 26th, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

    And there is no drug use (they are consistantly tested), and make good money.

  5. edward royce
    November 26th, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

    Hey 4,000 men in one camp, no women.  That’s a target rich environment folks.

    It’s like hunting for men at a nerdy convention.  Sure they’re low on the social skills but they have high earning potential and you won’t have to worry about them straying.  You might have to worry about them playing games, but never straying.

  6. Anonymous
    November 26th, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

    Attention lonely heterosexual men,
    San Francisco.
    That is all.

  7. Dianna Deeley
    November 26th, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

    A good personality covers a lot of problems. Many a lonely woman is lonely because, well, she’s no fun to be around.

    I’m just waiting for dinner – we are doing our Thanksgiving tonight, when our orphans could make it.

  8. Dianna Deeley
    November 26th, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

    A sober guy with money is clearly in need of a wife!

  9. Anonymous
    November 26th, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    No need to go to North Dakota.  Try 70 miles southeast of Washington, DC.  NAS Patuxent River.  Packed full of 18,000 test pilots and engineers – professional men with high-paying jobs.  And a notorious dearth of eligible women.

  10. Dianna Deeley
    November 26th, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

    A guy I went to high school with is currently working in North Dakota.

    I think I’ll drop him a line and ask how the weather is – last time I remember him mentioning the weather, they were getting huge pieces of machinery stuck in the mud.

  11. Dianna Deeley
    November 26th, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    Not as much as you’d think.

  12. Julie
    November 26th, 2011 @ 8:50 pm

    LOL  🙂

    I saw Instapundit had linked ND oil field stuff and I wanted to email to ask, “I wonder how many of the guys return home with a blond “war bride.””

    Yes, now would be a nice time to be female in North Dakota.


  13. Julie
    November 26th, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

    Sweaters always look good.

  14. Rdsand
    November 26th, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    Since the government didn’t create these jobs they can’t exist.  Move along, nothing to see here.

  15. JeffS
    November 26th, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    Stacy, PETA will thank you for this post, in spite of your preemptive predator hunting around your house.  There are, after all, large populations of sheep in North Dakota.

  16. Dianna Deeley
    November 26th, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

    Not when the fat rolls above and below one’s middle are larger than one’s breasts.  Sad, but true.

  17. Dianna Deeley
    November 26th, 2011 @ 9:46 pm

    Ew! Ew! Ewe!

  18. edward royce
    November 26th, 2011 @ 9:51 pm

    Because sobriety and a full wallet are two major problems for which wives have always been the solution!


  19. Anonymous
    November 26th, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    If a good hard freeze hits before the snow builds up one can get that equipment moving again. Kinda like invading Russia.

  20. Adjoran
    November 26th, 2011 @ 11:23 pm

    And somewhat more fun, but not that much more.

  21. Atbostic
    November 26th, 2011 @ 11:23 pm

    Unfortunately, I visited the far north of North Dakota one Christmas years ago.  It was unbelievable how cold it was and how much snow was on the ground.  The roads were basically tunnels with mounds of plowed snow on the sides.  That definitely rules it out for me!

  22. Adjoran
    November 26th, 2011 @ 11:24 pm

    The very worst sort of dearth, too.

  23. Charles G Hill
    November 26th, 2011 @ 11:36 pm

     This week doesn’t look too bad: I checked the forecast for Minot, and there’s a slight chance of snow Wednesday.  Highs 35 to 40, lows 15 to 20.  Not a whole lot worse than I’m seeing in Oklahoma City, actually.

  24. Anonymous
    November 27th, 2011 @ 12:45 am

    Yeah the Dakotas are way to far north of the arctic circle for my tastes.

  25. Anonymous
    November 27th, 2011 @ 5:25 am

    Gluttons for mutton…

  26. Pathfinder
    November 27th, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    Having been to Estevan in April I can attest to this.