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Targeted at people aged 20 to 35 who do not date, the initiative is the latest effort by the government to act as matchmaker for its loveless singles population.
It comes amid falling marriage and fertility rates in the tiny but affluent island-state with a population of about five million, more than one million of whom are foreigners.
With some of the world's longest working hours, it's not surprising that Singaporeans also have one of the world's lowest birth rates.
The marriage rate hit 6.6 marriages per 1,000 residents in 2009, down from 7.8 in 1999, the Straits Times said, citing government statistics.Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in February urged citizens to ignore superstitions about the Chinese zodiac and make more babies during the Year of the Tiger, which began in February.Lee said he was particularly worried about ethnic Chinese couples who choose to hold back from having babies during Tiger years because of a superstition that children born during the period will have the animal's fierce attributes.To continue spamming unmarried people's mailboxes with that horrible Duets publication?While there are many people who are happily single and enjoying life, there are just as many who do want to be dating or even married, sometimes desperately so, but just can't find a partner.
In the latest government-backed move to spark romance, Singapore's marriage-promoting Social Development Network has launched a new product dubbed "love gifts." Know a lonely single?