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More singles in Singapore finding love through online dating sites, survey shows

Published on May 9, 2013 11:39 AM
 

More Singaporeans are finding love through online dating sites.

This is according to a biennial regional survey conducted among 1,900 people in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia by dating agency Lunch Actually in January.

Of the 788 respondents from Singapore, 51 per said they used online dating platforms to find potential partners. This is a spike from 26 per cent in 2009.

Ms Violet Lim, chief executive of Lunch Actually, said at a media conference on Thursday: "As online dating sites become more attuned to the needs of singles such as profile verification... more singles are beginning to be more receptive to online dating."

A laptop displays an online dating site while a woman and a man chat with each other in the background. More Singaporeans are finding love through online dating sites. -- ST FILE PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
 
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