Take bachelor Benjamin Koh, 36, a consultant in learning and development at a corporate training firm, who three years ago gave up on the Lovestruck app he used to meet people.He found the constant search for romantic possibilities tiring and fruitless."We spent the previous decade telling ourselves that we're happy as we are, and if it happens, it happens," she says.
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.
The friends have less time to hang out and have fewer new friends to recommend as possible matches. We tend to get 'more single'." There have always been more women than men in her life.
She was from a girls' school and mostly socialised with the same group of friends through secondary school, junior college and university.
Now, more divorced persons have come forward." In 2004, when the company started, 20 per cent of its clients were divorced or widowed.