Small Brazilian town populated by young, ‘extremely attractive’ women is looking for young single men to marry them. Noica do Cordeiro, in Southeast Brazil, has at least 600-strong all female population.
While some are married, their husbands are forced to work away from home and can only return on weekends. Indeed, many of them insist they are quite happy the way they are: with the women managing the village’s finances, working the fields and running the show in the absence of men.
However, there are others who are looking for love. The sons are sent away at the age of 18 and the husbands are allowed in town only on weekends. The motivation for the way the town is set up is a direct result of its history. The town was founded in 1891 by Maria Senhorinha de Lima, who had been excommunicated as an adultress after leaving a man she had been forced to marry.
Over time, she was joined by other single women and female-headed families, and the insular society came into being.