Over the last week there has been some articles and a feature on BlogTV discussing the increase (20%) of cheating wife's in Singapore based on a recent survey. Seems like the local ladies have been up to no good with various reasons explored and debated. Is it the fact that more women are in the corporate world or that they have become powerful as a result.
Are they exploring the increasing Expat community looking for an "Upgrade" or a taste of the "Exotic" Seems not. The answer lies partly in the social media and the fact that their escapades are just more exposed. The younger generation also have many more options not available in the past to tempt them. On line web sites promoting such activities with slogans like "Life is to short - Have an affair" and "No Strings Attached". Tailor made phone apps that will handle the automatic deletion of communications to protect the user. Really ??
Another article reports that the Online Commercial Sex Trade is gaining popularity in Singapore according to some private investigators. There is the Geylang red light district but as the police clamp down on the illegal prostitution they merely move their services to the relatively unrestricted Internet world where forums and advertising make it easier to sell their "products". In the last year alone, at least four such syndicates have been busted. Communication takes place on line or via text messaging and it is easy to get addicted to these services and lead a double life.
At the risk of generalising it seems like the new generation has become more "Open Minded" and desensitised to what exactly is right and wrong and then I remembered an era called the 60's, "Flower Power" and the party of a lifetime, Woodstock. The era of Sexual Revolution and Drug Mayhem.
The discussion on BlogTV last night was around the results of a survey done and a 7% increase in Singaporean woman getting married to expats. Obviously the fact that expats typically earn more money make them an attractive proposition but the panel agreed that traits like assertiveness and confidence is lacking in local males which has an effect on their success with the ladies.
Have fun people.