Having given up on dating apps, he says he still wants to find a wife who shares his Christian faith. Another common reason that older singletons give about their lack of prospects is their shrinking social circles.As they get older, more of their friends get hitched and start families. Kang, 40, who has never had a relationship, puts it this way: "As a single, you tend to hang out with singles. E., 39, has a group of close female friends around her age who are all single.According to her, they had channelled all their energies into their careers, but very little into finding husbands.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.
But he counters that women in Singapore also have very high expectations.
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.
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.