But a high male mortality rate means for many women, it is hard to find a partner.
Dania and Zane are both single and have come to a cafe in the centre of Riga to chat about one of their favourite topics - the lack of decent men. The two women are both 29, beautiful, stylish and well-educated, but it seems that in Latvia there are simply not enough eligible men to go round. It's just more interesting," she laughs.
Gender imbalance While more boys are born in Latvia than girls, the balance shifts dramatically in adulthood. In the busy entry hall of the University of Latvia, Riga, the gender imbalance is visible.
She says this means that women often find it harder to find a partner with an equal level of education. And by the time women want to settle down, men are dying austrwlia and are four times more likely to commit suicide.
Among the unders, there witj almost 9, more men than women. But between the ages ofthere are almost 3, more women than men.
Women live 11 years longer than men, the highest disparity of life expectancy between the sexes cchat the EU. But it is still there. And if they cannot meet those standards, they… fall into depression," Ansis says.
Ansis believes that Latvian women sometimes prove more resilient when faced with a desperate situation. They are more likely than men to ask for professional help. And with the highest rate of single mothers in the EU, he says women tend to keep going for the sake of their children.
Husband material But looking after a family alone topice also make it more difficult to find a partner. Dace Ruksane has spent her career looking long and hard at the issue.
She is a sex columnist, author, and editor-in-chief of one of the country's most successful women's magazines, Lilit. The really beautiful girls are alone - if they are smart," Dace says.
But a man, having all this choice, doesn't need to be very perfect. And if she doesn't suit him, he will get another.