Dr Mary W J Tay taught English at Nanyang University and Linguistics at the National University of Singapore. As international linguistic consultant for OMF International, she equipped hundreds of Westerners and Asians with cross-cultural skills for work in Asia. Dr Tay holds an Honours degree in English Literature from the University of Malaya, a Ph.D in Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh, and a Master of Divinity from Regent College, Canada. What qualifies her to write The Singles Connection is not just the fact that she has been single all her life but her passion in life to help both young and old find meaning and purpose in life and to live it to the full. The Singles Connection has grown out of her vast and varied experience mentoring and counselling younger single women.