SINGAPORE: It was about four years ago when Mr John Gan* first thought about settling down after seeing his close friends getting hitched and starting their own families.
But as thoughts of leaving the singles club emerged, the 33-year-old nurse realised that a dwindling social circle stood in his way.
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According to local agencies that Channel News Asia spoke to, this demand indicates that while mobile-based apps such as Tinder have gained a tremendous following among the younger generation, they have had limited success in courting singles above 30 who tend to prefer offline dating.
DATING OFFLINEAt Gai Gai - the matchmaking arm of homegrown dating app Paktor that offers both event-based and one-on-one private dates - the mean age of a member is between 30 and 31, said co-founder Alex Tam. In fact, the offline arm was set up two years ago to meet user demands that Paktor - despite its rising popularity - was struggling to meet.“We noticed there were some Paktor users who have not been very successful.
Gai Gai, which means “going out” in Cantonese, now has a member base of 12,000 people, making it one of the biggest dating agencies locally.
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“There are more people who are divorced and are stepping forward.
They are the ones who want a real person whom they can build a relationship with and are wary of going online,” Ms Hassan said.
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