Recently the printed media, especially the free newspaper, has been talking about the gender ratio in matchmaking activities. It is said that the ratio of male members to female members is roughly 4:6, and that many-a-times activities have to be cancelled cos there are not enough males attending. On the contrary, the ratio of males to females in online dating / matchmaking sites is about 6:4.
For the case of 4:6, I think they could have gone ahead with the activities. Fine, I’m a guy, but what’s wrong with more girls talking to less guys? Even with a 1-1 matching, you can’t guarantee they can hit off, can you? And if you have the x-factor that others don’t have, who knows, you may not be at the “losing end” after all. Even the universities here don’t have 1-1 ratio between teaching staffs and students. (that’s so unrelated)
As for 6:4, I feel that it’s a different approach to it between males and females. Females are willing to pay for matchmaking service, while guys prefer to freeload from the free online dating sites, and yeah, some guys like to cast net. Girls seem to prefer to use a fishing line, though. A girl once told me it’s lame when guys say they are looking for both long term and short term relationship. What’s wrong with it? I can always eat tidbits and full meals.
On a related sidenote, I checked up the Singapore Department of Statistics
and found that the gender ratio in 2008 is 980 males per 1000 females, compared to 982 per 1000 in 2007
. Gosh, there are less and less guys each year! (or, more and more females). Of course this includes the underage and overage. I wonder if anyone is panicking.