All it takes is for you to download an app on your smartphone and connect via your Facebook account to start your hand-held quest for romance. I think getting to chat first is a great asset if you’re shy about making the first move in real life.
In Singapore, there are more than 10 apps that are in the business of love, including home-grown companies such as Paktor and Lunch Click, which have local user figures that range in the high six figures. MR LEONARD WHANG, who uses dating apps such as Tinder and Paktor It is no wonder that young men such as Mr Oh have become converts.
He is still single and looking - but mostly at his mobile phone.
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.
He uses Tinder, which is arguably the mother of all dating apps.
Set up in 2012, it provides users the option of meeting singles around them.
Launched in 2013, it has more than 700,000 profiles of users in Singapore and more than seven million users across seven markets in Asia.
IT technician Leonard Whang, 28, who, like many of his peers, uses dating apps such as Tinder and Paktor, says the apps help people overcome the fear of rejection that comes with asking someone out face to face.