Government Match Making?

When you think of places to look for a casual hook up, a list of websites and bars probably come to mind. The last place you would think to check is with the government, but in Singapore, that is exactly what is happening. The government there developed the Social Development Unit (SDU), basically, to promote baby-making!

With the country facing low birth rates from natives and an influx of foreigners, the government has sought to increase the birth rate of the domestic population. The SDU was created in response, and it provides online dating services, hosts social mixers, and even puts together speed dating events.

The public reaction, however, has been a bit mixed. Many young folks look at it as too much paternalistic involvement by the government. Opponents say they do not need the government to find partners. A common joke goes that the agency name really stands for Single, Desperate, and Ugly, based on the selection offered by their services.

It is a fascinating concept either way, if you think about it. The government is actually committing resources and tax dollars to help people hook up! With a little bit of improvement to the system, the people of Singapore could be looking at some true government “benefits”.

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6 Responses to “Government Match Making?”

  1. Poly
    April 29, 2010 at 10:56 pm #

    It’s funny when other countries promote abortion for they have some population issues. I love Singapore! LOL. Social Development Unit (SDU), basically, to promote baby-making! Priceless.

  2. Con
    May 2, 2010 at 9:46 pm #

    That’s so sweet of that government. Helping people hooking up hell yeah! I wish I were there in Singapore.

  3. Sarah
    May 3, 2010 at 10:19 pm #

    Oh well what a good governance of Singapore indeed! Helping people to find their other half is nothing but great! It may sound a bit desperate move for the government but heck, everybody is looking for love. Make love, not war!

  4. Chilli
    May 4, 2010 at 10:08 pm #

    Singapore is a small place and yet they have a small population. Bring more years and your place will be congested.

  5. Donna
    May 5, 2010 at 9:10 pm #

    I agree with the opponents’ point of view. Single, Desperate, and Ugly. Duh. You don’t need a frigging government to find your date/ guy/ girl in that matter. Just make an account to social networking sites and voila! You’re hooked.

    • Paula
      May 9, 2010 at 11:36 pm #

      For country where most residents are ugly, government should act! LOL. Me thinks Singapore government is doing a breat job in here.

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