In "The FlipSide", local blogger Belmont Lay lets loose on local politics, culture and society. To be taken with a pinch of salt and parental permission is advised. In this post, he talks about how to solve the woes of single undergrads.
In a survey of some 400 local undergraduates recently, six in 10 revealed they were not in a relationship.
Out of this group of singles, seven in 10 had no plans to actively get into one.
So what dissuades them from settling down? Making money and having a career.
But can we really blame the undergrads for being materialistic, myopic and carefree? Let's find out.
Role of educators
One main reason undergrads shun relationships now is because they don't get enough practice when they were growing up.
While completing primary school all the way to junior college, students have consistently been discouraged from getting attached.
How? One way is by exposing these impressionable students to gory images of sexually-transmitted diseases during healthRead More »from Why are Singapore’s single undergrads not dating?