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Mums and dads want to help their adult children find life partners

Published on Feb 16, 2013 4:30 PM
 
The happy couple (from left) teacher Wendy Koh and client support manager Gabriel Teo, were brought together by a mutual family friend, and have been together for seven months. They are seen here at a skydiving trip in Perth, Australia, late 2012. Young single adults prefer that their parents leave them to find their own life partners. However some parents, fearing their children are more tethered to their Facebook accounts than they are interested in a social life, are giving their children dating nudges. -- PHOTO: WENDY KOH AND GABRIEL TEO

Young single adults prefer that their parents leave them to find their own life partners. However some parents, fearing their children are more tethered to their Facebook accounts than they are interested in a social life, are giving their children dating nudges.

On Feb 2, dating agency Clique Wise organised Parents Connections, an event for parents to suss out potential matches for their children. The event at the Singapore Turf Club drew about 60 parents, including a handful of single daughters.

Clique Wise founder Lydia Gan, 39, says: "Parents are asking for the event because they find their children are too busy with careers with no time to socialise."

By attending the event, parents hope to get some contacts which they can at least pass to their unattached children, she adds.

 
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