Singapore breaks speed dating
"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. E., 39, has a group of close female friends around her age who are all single.
With these gifts of love from their loved ones and the subsidy provided, singles will have the opportunity to benefit from a range of activities during the at low or even zero cost.
At a networking event for SDN’s partners in the public, private and people sectors, Acting Minister for Social and Family Development Mr Chan Chun Sing encouraged the partners to continue to work together to create more opportunities and a vibrant environment conducive for singles to meet and forge meaningful relationships.
“The government can help sculpt an environment conducive for singles to interact with one another, but we cannot do this alone.
I attended Gai Gai’s dating event over the weekend and honestly? I entered the place slightly bothered by the weather, but was pleasantly surprised by the surroundings of the restaurant.
It was on a docked boat, generously spaced and immensely calming.