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But half of them are unsure if the matchmaking agencies were reputable or suitable for them.
There are 22 dating agencies in the database of Singapore’s Association of Dating Agencies and Matchmakers.
In 2009, the number of marriages rose for a sixth successive year. Statistics also show that both men and women are marrying later. [Source: S Mustafa, Today, June 18, 2010] Muslims in are allowed to have up to four wives.
For men, the average age when they take their marriage vows is now 29.8 years. For other groups marriage is defined by law as monogamous.
Interethnic marriages included a disproportionate number of divorced or widowed individuals.
[Source: Library of Congress, 1989] Marriage and wedding customs generally are in accordance with the customs of the ethnic or religious group getting married.
In 2010, 43 percent of Singaporean men between 30 and 34 were single. Singapore’s low birth rate is not just a manifestation of couples not having babies. The marriage rate hit 6.6 marriages per 1000 residents in 2009, down from 7.8 in 1999, the Straits Times said, citing government statistics.
Under Singapore law, if either partner in a partnership preparing for marriage is under 18 both must undergo a special marriage-preparation programme.
In the past, most schools were mono-gender, and boys and girls could meet only on special occasions like schools sports or debates – or church functions.
Some found the whole idea of government involvement in romantic affairs intrusive and smacking of Big Brother. Many of the events were sponsored by the Social Development Unit, which many Singaporeans joked stood for Single, Desperate and Ugly.
In November 2009, Channel News Asia reported: “According to a recent survey of 500 individuals, four in 10 singles said they are open to using a dating agency to meet new people.
In a 2001 Time sex survey 79 percent of males and 80 percent of females said that monogamy was important to them; and 38 percent of males and 36 percent of females said it was important to marry a virgin.
The percentage of unmarried Singaporeans over the age of 35 increased from 19 percent in 1990 to 30 percent in 2000.