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Some said on their profiles that they were married but were looking for 'friends'," she says.
There are also those who find online dating exhausting, meeting person after person on first date after first date.
"We spent the previous decade telling ourselves that we're happy as we are, and if it happens, it happens," she says.
Three years ago, hoping to get over an unrequited crush, she took matters into her own hands and joined the Ok Cupid dating website. Three years later, she has gone on dates with men in their 30s, 40s and 50s, but has remained single. In 2004, there were 844,100 Singapore residents who were singles, compared to 1,048,100 last year - a jump of almost 25 per cent over 10 years, figures from the Department of Statistics show.
Private investor James Foo, 44, who has gone on dates via a dating agency, admits that he is "quite picky in terms of looks".
But he counters that women in Singapore also have very high expectations.
But attitudes are hard to change: There is still a lingering sense of embarrassment and conservativism about putting oneself out there, especially for older people in the dating pool here. Ms Yeo, for example, sees a marked contrast between men in Singapore and those from abroad.
I'd think, maybe another girl would be better," he says, which would spur him to get on the dating treadmill again. E., 39, has a group of close female friends around her age who are all single.According to her, they had channelled all their energies into their careers, but very little into finding husbands.The number of singles also rose across all ages surveyed, but the sharpest spike was in the 50s age group.The number rose from 43,100 to 75,600 between 20 - or a jump of 75 per cent.