5 Reasons Why Dating In Singapore Gets Better In Your Late 20s
When it comes to dating in Singapore, it’s easy to feel like you want to throw in the towel after a few bad dates. We’re not even talking about deciding where to go dating in Singapore, but finding a date. It’s a small country after all, so are there really that many more people you can meet?
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It can be easy to despair about your chances at romance, but now thanks to research done annually by local dating platform esync, part of the Lunch Actually Group, we can safely tell you that’s something you don’t need to worry about. In fact, dating in Singapore can only get better throughout your 20s. Here are five ways that dating can only get better.
esync is available now in AppStore and Google Playstore.
There's no pressure to fall in love until you're ready
When it came to dating in the past, people used to feel that they HAD to settle down quickly, whether due to societal or economic pressure. However today, the average woman can fall in love and choose to settle down because she wants to, not because she needs to. Familial pressure aside, societal pressure for young singles in their 20s to marry has lessen in recent years.
Instead of forcing yourself to settle for someone who isn’t right for you, your 20s are the perfect time to seek out someone whom you know you’ll be ready to share the rest of your life with.
Online dating is no longer seen as "weird"
OK to be fair, that doesn’t mean you won’t meet weird people out there…but getting online to date now is much more acceptable. In fact based on a recent survey of 200 singles in Singapore by esync, 23% of those surveyed said they tried more than three dating apps in the past. Variety is the spice of life after all.
Many couples meet online — it’s an avenue to meet different types of people you wouldn’t encounter day-to-day. Increasing singles have also admitted that they have been in a relationship with someone they met via dating apps (27% females and 12% males in their early 20s, and 22% females and 16% males in their mid to late 20s).
Which brings us back to the point about variety…
You can meet way more people your age than you think
According to an annual dating survey conducted by Lunch Actually Group with 1,500 singles in Asia, the most popular channel to meet more singles for men in their 20s and ladies in their early 20s in Singapore is online dating.
Of course, it also doesn’t hurt to expand your dating pool. There’s no reason you can’g to a little older and try dating someone in their 30s, or even a little younger! If both of you are compatible and share the same values and interests, then age ain’t nothing but a number.
This is the age to explore...everything
And we don’t just mean that in a sexy way (though that’s important too.) Your 20s are a great time to figure out what’s important to you, not just in your career but also your long term relationship goals.
According to the same dating survey, 17% of singles in their early-to-mid 20s say “family values” are important to them (close to 19% still think looks are important — and that makes sense too). “On esync, clients must take a comprehensive compatibility quiz that helps you figure out what you’re looking for in love,” says CEO of esync, Violet Lim. Questions on the quiz include those around attitude towards finance, relationship expectations, openness, cultural empathy, and more. Other notable attractions for 20-somethings are sense of humor (17%), Confidence (16%) and kindness (12%).
Dating is a numbers game
“Dating is a numbers game,” Violet says, “”There’s something that I always tell singles – which is that they can’t just be sitting around waiting to meet someone. Create opportunities and platforms to meet new people. The more people you meet, the higher the chance that you will find your special someone.”
Singles in their mid-20s are more keen to meet people through online dating (says 58% of women and 64% of men) and mobile dating (48% women and 62% men). Though once you hit your 30s, the survey shows people become interested in singles events and interest groups.