I was actually hunting for a 3 room flat under single scheme when I hit 35 (although I was part-tor-ing with my hubby, then boyfriend, I wasnt thinking of marrying. I just wanted to own a property of my own then). It felt so long that I finally hit 35... but I think god had a path carved for me. I saw few resale units and I finally found this lovely beautiful 100% moved-in 3 room hdb flat. There were a handful of interested buyers. I woke up that morning and called my agent "ok yes. I want that house. I will pay $40k COV". What was I thinking??!! I seriously was ready to pay that hard earned money. That was crazy (both the property market and my head). But then she told me too late. Someone else paid $42k cash earlier that morning. Then I thought maybe god didnt want me to be kuku and buy a expensive house at that time (property super boom then).
What I am trying to say is at this era, people are marrying later and later. To wait till 35 to be eligibile for a hdb flat under single scheme is a joke. I know the government mindset is to give priority to family nucleus. But times have changed. The ethos has certainly evolved with time. Being single can be a choice (or not. Doesnt matter here). It's a real situation and this group's concerns shouldnt be omitted conveniently.