However, even if this is the case, the men who find themselves spurned by Singaporean women are a minority of our total marriage population.
For the best results, try to stay close to a city with a lot of single people, like Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, or Valencia.
In contrast to Portugal’s online dating scene, Spain has a wide variety of online dating sites from which to choose.
My success rate is slightly more impressive than Gordon Brown’s attempts at smiling, and just as pretty. Though finding a woman here has been far easier than in the UK, keeping or understanding them has been a whole new ball game.
Under orders from a family that feared my disappearance into oblivion and with a driven sense of mission and newly discovered optimism, I signed up on a dating website on arrival here in 2008.
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The Singaporean female population outnumbers the male population by only a mere 0.45%, so even after taking this difference into account, Singaporean men are still more likely than Singaporean women to refuse to date a fellow citizen.
Then again, you could make the argument that these Singaporean men are forced to marry non-Singaporeans because of the lack of interest they encounter in Singaporean women.
I quickly discovered the most pleasing and liberating aspect of dating in this part of the world: you don’t have to prove you’re not an axe-murderer. I thought I’d hit the jackpot almost straight away as I started exchanging emails with a very nice, open and entertaining girl about my age (34) who liked my jokes. She seemed attractive enough, although her photo did suggest that she had a lampshade attached to her cheek.
People are very trusting here and I was pleasantly surprised to get viewed and contacted by women who barely knew me, offering telephone numbers (HPs – I did think they were brandishing bottles of brown sauce until I realised that stood for ‘hand phones’, mobiles) email addresses and suggested meeting places. However, she looked human and smiled nicely, so my rigorous selection procedure ushered her through and we met up and had dinner. I was charming, even if I do say so myself and the setting was great – Rochester Park.
Let me preface this with a few important considerations. Admittedly, I tend to look down at the ground when I smile and I look better in suits than shorts, but I don’t stop traffic.