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Ms Shn Juay, regional marketing director of Singapore-based dating app, Paktor, says one reason for the boom in dating apps is that "millennials like things to be quick, easy and convenient".She adds: "And for busy working professionals who might not know what they're looking for, it helps to have choices." Paktor - which means dating in Hokkien and Cantonese - works on a model that is similar to Tinder, where users review profiles and swipe left or right to show interest in a potential match.He is still single and looking - but mostly at his mobile phone.Singles in Singapore are looking for friendship and love on dating apps, which are mobile-based and usually free.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.
Robert Noll Chair in Engineering in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
"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.
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.
For the three Korean-American sisters behind the San Francisco- based app Coffee Meets Bagel, the experience of their female users was key.
Ms Dawoon Kang, 32, a co-founder of the app, which is reported to have 21 million users in the US alone, says: "We realised that career-focused women don't have time for bulls*** and want quality over quantity.