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I'd think, maybe another girl would be better.'' MR BENJAMIN KOH, 36, on using a dating app .He found that having a stream of romantic possibilities was not conducive to finding a committed relationship and stopped using it three years ago This might seem counter- intuitive at first glance.
Delaying marriage is reflective of most developed countries, says associate professor Paulin Straughan, a sociologist at National University of Singapore (NUS). I sometimes spend weekends with my elder brother and sister and their children."We spent the previous decade telling ourselves that we're happy as we are, and if it happens, it happens," she says.Three years ago, hoping to get over an unrequited crush, she took matters into her own hands and joined the Ok Cupid dating website. Three years later, she has gone on dates with men in their 30s, 40s and 50s, but has remained single. In 2004, there were 844,100 Singapore residents who were singles, compared to 1,048,100 last year - a jump of almost 25 per cent over 10 years, figures from the Department of Statistics show.In her business administration course at the National University of Singapore and at her places of work, women also outnumbered men.Two years ago, she attended events organised by dating agencies, but found it "draining and depressing" when she did not find a suitable match.By all accounts, dating culture should be burgeoning in Singapore with the growth of online dating and dating apps such as Tinder.
Moreover, dating agencies in Singapore have also seen a rise in demand from older singles - as well as interest from divorcees and widows.
Older singles Life interviewed say the challenges they faced include ambivalent attitudes towards dating, dwindling social circles, a mismatch in expectations and a self-sufficient lifestyle.
Sometimes I would meet someone who I may not have had any connection with.
"Sometimes I would meet someone who I may not have had any connection with.
I'd think, maybe another girl would be better," he says, which would spur him to get on the dating treadmill again.
Complete Me, a dating agency with a 3,000-strong database, set up a personalised matchmaking service for above-35s last year that has since seen a 40 per cent rise in customers.