11 reasons why it sucks to be single in Singapore

Reason number one: because it’s depressing AF
Why it sucks to be single in Singapore
By Time Out Singapore editors |
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We hear you, lonely folks: it’s tough being a single man or woman living in the Lion City. We list down 11 reasons – trust us, we could write more but no one wants to read a long bitter essay – on why it sucks to be alone in Singapore. 

1
Couple deals

Couple deals everywhere

One-for-one spa packages. Buy one, get one free lunch deals. Two-to-go travel bargains. Unless your best friend is as single as you are, none of these discounts are of any use to you.

2
Loveseats

Loveseats in the cinema

Okay, who asked for this? That’s right, no one. And loveseats are the best seats in the house too. But being the committed lone ranger that you are, you go ahead and buy it anyway. Joke’s on you though – now you’ve paid twice the amount of a regular ticket and there’s an empty seat next to you for that extra large popcorn. At least it's something warm to hold on to.

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3
HDB

No HDB until you’re 35

Good for you if you’re rolling deep in dough to buy a condo or rent an apartment. But chances are you’re not and you’ll be living in your parents’ flat until you’re old enough to move out. And by that, we mean only at the ripe old age of 35.

4
Dancing

Dancing alone at gigs

You’re having fun in the club and dancing the night away until you turn around to realise everyone’s grinding on everyone else. Not that you actually want that. But emotions wash over you and you’re alone in the middle of the dancefloor with no hand to hold. Insert sad face with a single tear emoji here.

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5
Food delivery

Minimum orders on food delivery services

When all you wanted is a single set meal for yourself but you’re forced to buy another one because of the minimum order policy. But hey, at least tomorrow's dinner is sorted.

6
Cab fare

No splitting of cab fare

After a long night, you make your treacherous journey home alone. And to add to that misery, you’re faced with a $42 cab fare because all the 4OFF and TAKE5 vouchers are fully redeemed.

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7
Dating apps

Zero game on dating apps

In desperate times, you swipe right on everyone but get matched with someone who ends up being a Tinder nightmare whose favourite pickup lines include, “your mother is an ugly pig”. Real smooth.

8
Survey

Being approached to do random surveys

Tried and tested by our fellow colleague­­ – no one approaches you when you’re with somebody. But the second you’re walking solo, be prepared to be swarmed by insurance agents, talent scouts and mall survey conductors.

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9
Marriage

The inevitable (and tiring) “when are you getting married?” question

And the typical reply: “Auntie, I don’t even have a boyfriend/girlfriend.”

10
Table for one

Table for one, please

Because apparently, it’s a completely crazy concept to enter a restaurant or bar and request for a table just for yourself. But who cares about the scrutiny and the bewildered look on the waiter's face. Treat. Yo. Self.

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11
Lonely

There are approximately two million single people in Singapore

And yet you’ve impressed no one. #Lol. At least you're not alone in being alone.

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