According to the report on General Household Survey 2015 released by the Department of Statistics early last month, the proportion of singles among residents aged 25 to 29 years rose from 74.6 per cent to 80.2 per cent for males and from 54 per cent to 63 per cent for females, between 20.Mr Oh, who has gone on more than 10 dates in the past eight months, says: "Sometimes, a conversation on Tinder doesn't go anywhere, but does that really matter when there's always someone else to talk to?"When you have quantity, you can take your time to find quality." With the number of single millennials on the rise here, it is not surprising that dating apps have taken off in the past year.All it takes is for you to download an app on your smartphone and connect via your Facebook account to start your hand-held quest for romance. I think getting to chat first is a great asset if you’re shy about making the first move in real life.In Singapore, there are more than 10 apps that are in the business of love, including home-grown companies such as Paktor and Lunch Click, which have local user figures that range in the high six figures. MR LEONARD WHANG, who uses dating apps such as Tinder and Paktor Offering the convenience of checking out prospective partners on the go, dating apps are especially appealing to a younger, usually millennial, crowd.Set up in 2012, it provides users the option of meeting singles around them.Tinder, which is part of the IAC/Inter Active Corp media conglomerate that also owns dating websites and Ok Cupid, boasts more than 91 million downloads and 1.5 billion swipes every day.
Business analyst Matthew Oh, 27, is single and looking for the woman of his dreams.
He has done things the old-fashioned way: asking friends to set him up, asking colleagues out and striking up conversations with strangers in bars.
It is no wonder that young men such as Mr Oh have become converts.
He uses Tinder, which is arguably the mother of all dating apps.
It is reported to have made one billion matches through its app.
The app is so ubiquitous that "to swipe right" - which is the way you select a profile of a person you like on Tinder - has entered common parlance to generally mean that you approve of something.