Please contact the Library for further reading materials on the topic.Karen Ralls-Tan remembers a time when her dating prospects were bleak."It was just hard to meet people," says the 31-year-old civil servant.With 25,000 current members, the SDU has had its share of success.Buy Real registered Passports, ID cards, Etc.( [email protected]) We are a team of professionals with many years of experience in Manufacturing forged passports and other identity documents, the best Producers of quality fake documents.In his 1983 National Day Rally, then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew commented on the phenomenon of well-educated women remaining single, and highlighted its implications on Singapore’s talent pool.He warned that the talent pool would be depleted unless better-educated Singaporeans married and had more children.The Social Development Network (SDN), formerly known as "Social Development Unit" (SDU), is a governmental body under the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports of Singapore (now the Ministry of Social and Family Development), which works closely with the community and commercial sectors to foster opportunities for singles to interact in social settings in Singapore.Besides coordinating and facilitating dating activities offered by the private sector, it also serves to educate the public on singlehood issues.
From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine.The SDU was established to correct the trend by providing opportunities for graduate men and women to meet through talks, courses, workshops, dances, parties, dinners, local outings and overseas trips as well as digital matchmaking services.In October 1984, nearly a year since the unit was started, then Minister for Finance and Trade and Industry Tony Tan reported in parliament that some 700 single men and women had joined the activities organised by the SDU.In 2006, the SDU shed its matchmaking role and repositioned itself as an organisation that provided accreditation to dating agencies and professional matchmakers, as well as support and funding for initiatives that promote dating. The information in this article is valid as at 2014 and correct as far as we are able to ascertain from our sources.In 2009, the SDS and SDU were merged and renamed the Social Development Network (SDN) so as to reap economies of scale, widen the dating pool and create more opportunities for singles to meet and eventually marry., p. It is not intended to be an exhaustive or complete history of the subject.