Among the singles not dating seriously, four out of 10 prefer to leave dating to chance.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Josephine Teo, who oversees population matters, wrote on Facebook on Saturday that she is happy that marriage and parenthood remain important life goals that many Singaporeans aspire to.
The internet, cell phones and social media have become key actors in the lives of many American couples.
Technology is a source of support and communication as well as tension, and couples say it has both good and bad impacts on their relationships.
Commissioned to understand public attitudes and perceptions toward marriage and parenthood, the survey polled 2,940 singles and 2,861 married Singapore residents - both groups aged 21 to 45 years old - in 2016. The survey also showed that 83 per cent of the singles aged 21 to 35 years old indicated that they intend to marry, a slight dip from the 86 per cent in 2012.
But 59 per cent of all the singles surveyed were not currently dating seriously with a view to getting married and 41 per cent had never dated seriously before.
"It's easier to meet strangers as people on the app are actively looking for people or at least open to the idea of meeting new people," he added.
Some also cited the convenience that online dating channels offer.As for those seeking potential partners, more are comfortable with online dating and dating apps, and more of them have met their partners this way.These were some key findings released by the National Population and Talent Division (NPTD) on Saturday (July 8) from its Marriage and Parenthood survey.Newly-weds Mr Tay Boon Wah, 42, who works in the IT sector and Ms June Chan, 41, an administrative manager officiated their union earlier in January this year after meeting on the online dating application, esync, last year in Feb.SINGAPORE - After several failed relationships, administrative manager June Chan was married in January this year. Ms Chan, 41, said her friends had encouraged her to try esync, a dating app, after a break-up two years ago.SINGAPORE - Most of Singapore's singletons intend to marry, though six in 10 are not dating with marriage in mind and four in 10 have never had serious relationships, according to a latest government survey.