89 per cent of Singapore women between the age of 20 to 34 are fine with having an online romance, based on findings from a recent Her World Millennials survey. Senior beauty writer Jaclyn Gunasilan is one of them; she tells us why.

Why more Singapore women are meeting Mr Right online

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“I’m what most people would consider ‘slow’ when it comes to technology. I was the last one in my group of friends to get an iPhone, I can’t fathom the thought of trading in my paperbacks for a Kindle, and for the life of me I can’t figure out what iCloud is.

“That’s why it’s pretty weird that I’ve entrusted my dating life to an app for the last eight months. And yes, I’m talking about Tinder – the infamous app that magically reduces potential dates to a reader-friendly profile with a few well-chosen pictures and an “about me” section that’s limited to 500 words.

Here’s its appeal for me: I don’t meet many single, interested men through my line of work, and my social circle is mostly made up of other single women, who are busy looking for their own Mr Right. Tinder opens up a whole new dating pool of men I’d rarely (and possibly would never) meet, including high-fl ying bankers, budding entrepreneurs and, once, even a leather craftsman.

“However, the moment the match is made, the rest of the dating process is just as tedious – you still need to weed out potential jerks from the successful matches. You see, with reduced accountability comes reduced commitment. From what I’ve seen so far, it’s not entirely uncommon for a Tinder match to suddenly lose interest and stop replying, after days of chatting and setting up a date.

“Still, I’d consider that a fair price to pay for being able to “pick up” as many bachelors as I see fi t from the comfort of my own bed, as opposed to waiting around in an overcrowded bar for someone to strike up a conversation. Swiping right is so much easier.”

The Her World Millennial survey polled 2,291 Singapore women aged between 20 to 34. This is an excerpt of a story originally published in Her World magazine July 2015.

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