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Karen Ralls-Tan remembers a time when her dating prospects were bleak."It was just hard to meet people," says the 31-year-old civil servant.
"When I went out with my friends, we didn't meet that many men."Her solution turning to Singapore's largest dating service was hardly odd for a busy young professional.
Ralls-Tan credits the SDU with helping her find her husband.
Singapore's Social Development Unit (SDU) and programs like it have helped earn this tiny nation a reputation as the ultimate nanny state.Lee Kwan Yew, Singapore's founding father and architect of its social policies during his 20 years as prime minister, is closely identified with policies to promote Chinese culture.To critics, the focus on "educated" men and women today is merely a politically correct way of targeting the ethnic Chinese.Over at Liquid, a neon-lit bar not far from the business district, the young singles seem less concerned about allegations of eugenics than exasperated by government paternalism.Derisive laughter rises from the young hipsters reclining on a red velvet sofa when the unit is mentioned.