Dr Mathew Mathews, senior research fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies and research consultant for the 2016 survey, said that singles need to be more proactive instead of leaving dating to chance if they aspire to get married.Statistics show that more Singapore residents in their mid to late 20s are staying single.
But 59 per cent of all the singles surveyed were not currently dating seriously with a view to getting married and 41 per cent had never dated seriously before.
As for those seeking potential partners, more are comfortable with online dating and dating apps, and more of them have met their partners this way.
These were some key findings released by the National Population and Talent Division (NPTD) on Saturday (July 8) from its Marriage and Parenthood survey.
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Eighty percent feel that since getting married the level of commitment has increased and 60% feel that since getting married the level of happiness has increased.