Singapore urges parents to find spouses for their offspring

September 8th, 2008 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Singapore, Sep 8 (DPA) The Singapore government is urging parents to play matchmaker to find appropriate spouses for their single sons and daughters, The Strait Times reported Monday.Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong floated the idea during his National Day Rally recently by telling parents to follow the lead of thousands of mainland Chinese who have secretly sought sons- and daughters-in-law in parks and outings and were successful.

Parents in Singapore will attend arranged events and bring their offsprings’ CVs, business cards and photographs to swap with others, to identify suitable partners that they would approve of, the report said.

One parent was quoted as saying she decided to play Cupid because “my son is too busy with his work and he doesn’t have time to socialize.”

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