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The number rose from 43,100 to 75,600 between 20 - or a jump of 75 per cent.
In a sense, these numbers are not surprising as marriages worldwide are following the same trend: people are getting married later - or not at all.
Sometimes I would meet someone who I may not have had any connection with.
I'd think, maybe another girl would be better.'' MR BENJAMIN KOH, 36, on using a dating app .
E., 39, has a group of close female friends around her age who are all single.
Older singles Life interviewed say the challenges they faced include ambivalent attitudes towards dating, dwindling social circles, a mismatch in expectations and a self-sufficient lifestyle.
"We spent the previous decade telling ourselves that we're happy as we are, and if it happens, it happens," she says.
Three years ago, hoping to get over an unrequited crush, she took matters into her own hands and joined the Ok Cupid dating website. Three years later, she has gone on dates with men in their 30s, 40s and 50s, but has remained single. Ms Yeo is part of Singapore's swelling ranks of "singles" - a term used by statistics gatherers to define someone who has never married - who are aged 35 and older.
Delaying marriage is reflective of most developed countries, says associate professor Paulin Straughan, a sociologist at National University of Singapore (NUS). I sometimes spend weekends with my elder brother and sister and their children.
A friend once said, 'you're content with the love you already have from your family.''' MS WEE LE FONG, 40 The main reason for delaying marriage is "competing life goals", she says, such as a prolonged period in formal education and career. In the Marriage and Parenthood Study 2012, a survey commissioned by the National Population and Talent Division, 83 per cent of single respondents indicated that they wanted to get married.