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Now, more divorced persons have come forward." In 2004, when the company started, 20 per cent of its clients were divorced or widowed.Now, 40 per cent are divorced and 10 per cent are widowed.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.Complete Me, a dating agency with a 3,000-strong database, set up a personalised matchmaking service for above-35s last year that has since seen a 40 per cent rise in customers.Ms Anisa Hassan, managing director of It's Just Lunch Asia, which matchmakes professionals over a meal, says: "In the past, people who were married before might have felt that the best years are behind them.
According to her, they had channelled all their energies into their careers, but very little into finding husbands.Older singles Life interviewed say the challenges they faced include ambivalent attitudes towards dating, dwindling social circles, a mismatch in expectations and a self-sufficient lifestyle.Sometimes I would meet someone who I may not have had any connection with.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.When American men sent her online messages via Ok Cupid, an international dating website, she could find and identify them on Facebook and Linked In. "There were men who didn't want to give their real names or say what they did for a living.