03 Mar '11, 2am

No money, no honey for older, single men via @cmswire

No money, no honey for older, single men via @cmswire

Ko Guan Chui, 37, earns $1,200 a month. He falls into the category of a growing pool of single men, many who are Chinese, non-degree holders and between 35 and 49 years of age. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN IF NOT for his meagre salary, Mr Ko Guan Chui is convinced he would have married by now. Two years ago, the 37-year-old warehouse assistant was set up on a blind date with a woman from China, but she ceased all contact after learning he earned only $1,200 a month. Recently, he went on a date with a Malaysian woman arranged by his parents at McDonald's. 'The same thing happened,' he said. 'After she heard what my job was, she stopped talking. She was more interested in her fish burger than in me.' The number of singles in Singapore has been on the rise for more than three decades and it has become common to defer marriage into the late 20s or even 30s. But bachelors like Mr K...

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