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What Is The Percent Of Male To Female Metal Detectorists?


What is the percent of male and female metal detectorists?  

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From what I've seen over the years, it's currently about a 10:1 ratio men:women, up from 50:1 years ago. This is for general metal detecting at parks and beaches. Relic hunters are more like 30:1, and prospectors even higher. When it comes to divers, I have yet to see a woman doing it. I'm sure there are some out there, but, just never ran across one.

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Women in general have more common sense than men do which is why you see fewer women than men participating in this hobby. 

strick

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From my experience, cudamark is close to the % I am aware of. I was the Sec./Treasurer of a detecting club for several years and a member for 25 or so and lady detectorists averaged 10% and occasionally would see 15% percent in attendance at our meetings and club hunts. Only 2 or 3 at any given time were husband/wife teams. A couple were widows and another 2 or 3 detected but their husbands didn't. HH Jim Tn

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Thanks for your input. Maybe I will show her a few videos of girls metal detecting. I will not force her to go with me if she doesn’t want to I guess.

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Id say the 10:1 ratio is about right.  I detect in England and its usually me and maybe 1 other women out of 20 guys.  Sometimes Ive been the only women out of 15 guy.  I have have no problem getting down in the dirt.  Just as long as I get a hot bath and comfy bed to sleep in.  Yes, we are a rare breed !!!!

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Donna(NJ)

 

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