Apps like Tinder and sites like OK Cupid are supposed to make dating a little more convenient and a little less confrontational—you take a look at profiles and then judge them based on a couple of photos and some background info before even meeting them, swiping left or right (which really does take out the magic of dating).
But if you're single this year and want to kick it old school, head over to Hush, Singapore's first silent teabar, happening at Asian fusion restaurant Epiphyte Singapore on Feb 13.
The number of single Singaporeans above 40 years old is on the rise, and they are getting new help to find love.
Dating agencies have begun holding more mass match-making events, such as speed-dating, tailored especially for older singles since they were given the green light to do this.
They found it awkward to attend large-group events with participants mostly in their 20s or 30s.
Some older women have been turned away by agencies that say a fair share of men are looking for younger wives who can bear children.
Ms Deon Chan, managing director of Love Express, said her agency hopes to come up with more events for this group.
There are also another 253,000 people aged 40 and above who are divorced, separated or widowed and some of them may be looking for a second chance at love.The idea was conceptualized by Athena Ong and her four friends back in 2013 to help break down the barriers between the deaf and the hearing.It's pretty interesting: besides learning about and tasting tea, you'll also go through a sharing and reflective session, which also includes some tea art-making, led by the "tearistas" from the Singapore Deaf Community.At the Complete Me agency, 15 per cent of its 3,000 clients are 40 and above, a threefold rise from two years ago.Over at Lunch Actually, one of the biggest agencies, the proportion of older singles has doubled to 15 per cent in the last 10 years.Interest in events for the over-40s has been strong, said agencies.