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Almost one in five female university gr in their 40s is single. Three such women tell Tracy Lee why. The latest iteration surveyed , households. One finding that jumped out at me was singlehood becoming more common among males with lower educational qualifications, and among females with higher educational qualifications. More specifically, Similarly, 8. According to the book The Adapted Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and the Generation of Culture by anthropologists Jerome Barkow and John Tooby and psychologist Leda Cosmides, characteristics that women link to high mate value include economic status, willingness to invest in relationships, security, and control of resources.
So it is not difficult to see why men who only completed primary school and may be more likely to have lower paying jobs, remain unattached. Especially in a country like Singapore where cost of living is high, and where the economy is driven by high-knowledge industries such as finance, info-communications, and value-added manufacturing. In fact, they form the largest group among married couples, increasing from She went into despair each time she had to breastfeed. Given how expensive and competitive life in Singapore is, you would think a university-educated career woman would have sky-high mate value.
But no — one in five university-educated women in their 40s is single. What gives? Are they too picky, too busy, too independent, too intimidating? Too unwilling to compromise? Bad at picking the right kind of guy? One guy she went on a couple of dinners with told her point blank she was too smart for her own good. So if even smart, successful, outspoken, older men are intimidated by me, what about the average dude? But dig deeper and you find a whole host of other concerns.
Women like Hwee earn a good keep, they have apartments and are perfectly capable of taking care of themselves. Marriage is about kids at the end of the day, she tells me. At 45, she finally met someone who admires her independent mind and lifestyle but is not about to step into the Registry of Marriages anytime soon. For my educated female friends, dating is a hit and miss in Singapore — they come across angry men on the rebound, nervous wrecks who think women are out to cheat them and the downright weirdos who send pictures of their genitalia. No one will die. Editor's note: The headline has been edited to better reflect the substance of the Commentary.
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Bookmark Bookmark Share. Close Top Stories. No Almost one in five female university gr in their 40s is single. Tracy Lee. READ: Slowest decade of population growth in Singapore since independence: Census According to the book The Adapted Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and the Generation of Culture by anthropologists Jerome Barkow and John Tooby and psychologist Leda Cosmides, characteristics that women link to high mate value include economic status, willingness to invest in relationships, security, and control of resources.
Are her standards unreasonably high? No, she says and proceeds to give me a list. He must be able to get along with my friends. Related Topics women Men Advertisement. Expand to read the full story. This browser is no longer supported. Upgraded but still having issues? .Singapore single woman
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