According to a recent government study as reported by The Straits Times, while many singles in Singapore claim they want to get hitched and get married, many of them face dating problems. Here are some of them.
60% of Singaporean singles are not dating with marriage in mind
Many Singaporeans are still dating. However, more than half of these people are apparently dating casually, and not with the intention of marriage eventually! This is actually a common problem among people living in urban cities such as Singapore. In fact, that is one of the biggest problems that women in Singapore face. Many men are just dating for fun, or at least, with no intention of marriage.
To put this into perspective, just imagine that you can walk along Orchard Road and look at ten different couples. You can randomly point at a couple and guess that they will not get married, and you will probably be right most of the times.
Many Singaporean singles are apparently just unable to find a partner
While many singles in Singapore actually put in effort to look for a partner, they are just unable to. There can be various reasons for this.
First of all, it could be simply that their expectations are too high. While having high expectations is reasonable, one has to be seen as of exceptional quality as well in the eyes of the opposite gender for it to work out easily. Unfortunately, not everyone is realistic with their expectations, when it comes to matching with their own qualities.
Shrinking social circles as people get older
As a schooling kid or adult in Singapore, you probably knew hundreds of people, and knew at least 20 to 50 people on a relatively close level. However, as you become a working adult, chances are, your colleagues are the only ones you talk to on a daily or weekly basis, and you rarely meet other people anymore. It gets quite difficult to have the time, mental effort and energy to arrange for meet ups with people outside of your work circle. Add on to the fact that there will be fewer singles in your circle as you grow older, it will get harder and harder to get married or even attached!