There are plans expand its curriculum to serve women.
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“Our mission is to equip people with the social skills, social intelligence, and social confidence to succeed in their relationships.
Shocked by low birth rates among its citizens, the Singapore government took formal measures to encourage marriage and procreation through government-sponsored dating services, agencies, and activities.However, after over two decades of initiatives, these measures have not worked as Singapore's total fertility rate hit a record low of 1.13 in 2010.And we differ from the dating agencies, which mainly act as matchmaking services,” says Executive Director and Master Mentor David Tian, Ph.D., a former professor at the National University of Singapore.David Tian, is determined to "equip people with social skills, social intelligence and social confidence" through its year-long program.
“We’re different from the ‘pick-up artists’ and dating coaches that try to teach men how to have one-night stands," says Dr. "We differ from the dating agencies, which mainly act as matchmaking services.” The S,500 course will take the form of weekly classes but has a practical aspect as well, to make sure students test out its theories on "a system of attraction that works in Singapore." In true Big Brother style, mentors are on hand to provide hands-on guidance for Aura's students on outings around Singapore.And the help continues with advice and tips offered on subsequent dates, and even through a relationship's ups and downs, should a connection be made.For now, Aura Dating Academy’s main clientele is male, and has more than 60 students from Singapore and around the region.Then they coach students through their subsequent dates and long-term relationships.“We're different from the 'pick-up artists' and dating coaches that try to teach men how to have one-night stands.Registration for this dating academy can be made at