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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.
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.
But he counters that women in Singapore also have very high expectations.
A friend once said, 'you're content with the love you already have from your family.''' MS WEE LE FONG, 40 The main reason for delaying marriage is "competing life goals", she says, such as a prolonged period in formal education and career. In the Marriage and Parenthood Study 2012, a survey commissioned by the National Population and Talent Division, 83 per cent of single respondents indicated that they wanted to get married.
She adds: "When you're older, you're also more likely to know what you want and less likely to compromise." The median age for first-time grooms in Singapore rose from 29.1 years in 2003 to 30.2 years in 2013. If so many people want to put a ring on it, why is it not happening?
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.