15 Mar '11, 5am

How can low-income S'porean men have better luck at finding love? Our reader's out-of-the-box suggestion: Upgrading.

LOW-INCOME single males are facing even greater stress these days, juggling their obligations and trying to find a wife at the same time ("No money, no honey for older single men"; March 3). These men must strive to make ends meet, be filial sons and try to get by with the little that is left over for their personal needs. With the increase in the earning power of women, it is even harder for these men to find a suitable wife. It is understandable that better-educated and better-paid women would want to find men who are their equals, especially in an Asian society like ours where the traditional view of the man being the breadwinner prevails. What's the way out? Low-income men should spend a couple of years to upgrade, learn new skills and put themselves in a position to find a better job and arm themselves with greater personal confidence. Their chances of finding a wife ...

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