Dating divorced people in singapore
The reasons for this are frequently debated, but for many the pressure on Singaporeans to succeed professionally and financially are often seen as the root cause, as young professionals wait until they’ve established their careers before they start to think about a family.
However, authorities are concerned that far too many of them are leaving it far too late.
On the surface at least, a foreigner having a relationship with a Singaporean should expect no real problems, and it raises little comment.
However, individual situations and families may be different.
These include tax exemptions, childcare subsidies and parental leave that for a middle-income, two-child family add up to around SGD2,000 in support until both children turn 7.
Much of Singapore’s nascent nationhood has been constructed on the back of the nuclear family, and its demise would not only be disastrous for the country economically, but may also spell the end of the entire Singapore ‘project’.
It runs the Social Development Network (SDN) which is, in essence, a state-sponsored dating agency with the aim to “promote marriage and nurture a culture where singles view marriage as one of their top life goals.” More significantly, the state offers a great many financial incentives to those who marry and have children.
There is added pressure on marriage because cohabitation is not common in Singapore.
This is partly due to the government policies that only enable HDB housing to be purchased by married couples (or singles over 35) as well as the conservative attitude of parents and families across all ethnic communities, and so marriage is still the desirable state in order to make a life and, more importantly, raise children.
Interestingly, recent research into dating has also found that many young Singaporeans complain that there is nothing for them to do on dates, apart from see a movie, go shopping or go for a meal, and for some this is why dating is so difficult—they feel that Singapore does not provide them with the atmosphere or locations in which to be ‘romantic’.
Marriage as an institution continues to be valued by men and women, young and old and across all ethnic groups in Singapore, and is considered a significant milestone in life.They consider themselves less demure than some of their Asian counterparts, yet not as outgoing and upfront as western women.