More M’sian women use dating website

MORE Malaysians, especially women with established careers, are going online to look for a life partner instead of waiting, Kosmo! reported.

Local dating website myJodoh recorded around 120,000 registered users this year compared with over 80,000 last year.

Its administrator Mohd Azrul Alwi said the registration of users for myJodoh, which has been in operation since 2002, was the highest between April and May during the first phase of the movement control order.

“Some of our users got married online during the first week of the MCO, ” he said.

According to statistics on the website, out of the 120,000 users, 95,734 have never married while the rest are divorcees. Registration is only for those aged 18 and above.

“Our statistics show that 68% of the users who want to find a life partner are women and only 32% are men. Most of the users are aged between 28 and 35 but there are a few who are in their 50s and 60s who also managed to find a partner online, ” he said.

> Harian Metro reported that singer-actor Awie, who is expecting his sixth child this month at the age 52, is keen on staying fit and healthy as he does not want to be “mistaken” as the child’s grandfather.

“What I need to do now is to take care of my health so that when I send my child to school, his friends are not going to mistake me for the grandfather.

“I would be so embarrassed if they were to ask the child if I am the grandfather!” he said, calling the baby a “priceless blessing” at his age.

The former member of rock band Wings, whose real name is Ahmad Azhar Othman, is however keeping mum on the gender of his child with wife Datin Sharifah Ladyana Syed Samsuddin, 33.

“My wife is getting ready to give birth in two weeks’ time. We’ll only share the gender after birth because it may not turn out to be what we are told, ” he said.

Awie is not just expecting a new baby this month, as the first film produced by his company, 10 Tips Tipu Bini, will also be aired over a local television channel beginning Jan 7.

The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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