"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 a sense, these numbers are not surprising as marriages worldwide are following the same trend: people are getting married later - or not at all.
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.
Hi, I am an Indian Expat precisely from Delhi, in my late 20's.. Get outside of India (like in SG) and most educated women have been exposed to different, less stilted, and more symbiotic cultures.
Off late I have seen, learnt and experienced that some of the dating, casual encounters and romancing forums/websites do not pay much heed to what Indians are posting. I just wanted to know the reason behind this since I am new to Singapore Expat Forums too and I signed in to know the response from the expats, be it Indians, Chinese or Westerners. Follow a knob on a WP, or a mat sal/ang mo on $20k a month who knows how to adore a woman for who she is. I'm confused - I don't understand what your problem is.
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.