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Canterbury men seemed to be a bit shy though, Clucas said."I don't know if it's because of the weather, and the contractors and harvesters are waiting to see if it will be sunny and they will need to be working, or if it's because they're nervous," Clucas said.
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"Maybe they are just serious procrastinators."The event was meant to be a bit of fun for single people to mingle.
It was not about trying to tie down the person you would marry, she said."It breaks up the whole eat, sleep, work, repeat, daily grind workers around here do."It's good to have something different to look forward to."Though the speed dating night was being run by young farmers, it did not mean it was solely for those who worked on the land, Clucas said."A couple of us went up to Christchurch last weekend and we got a few Irish lads signed up."One of the girls was telling them about it and they got out their wallets and handed over the cash straight away." Statistics from 2015 showed the influx of male tradies into Christchurch for the rebuild meant there were nine men for every ten women – the highest ratio in any New Zealand city.
The group holds an annual speed dating event in Ashburton around Valentine's Day, followed by an after-party.