I quickly discovered the most pleasing and liberating aspect of dating in this part of the world: you don’t have to prove you’re not an axe-murderer. I thought I’d hit the jackpot almost straight away as I started exchanging emails with a very nice, open and entertaining girl about my age (34) who liked my jokes. She seemed attractive enough, although her photo did suggest that she had a lampshade attached to her cheek.
People are very trusting here and I was pleasantly surprised to get viewed and contacted by women who barely knew me, offering telephone numbers (HPs – I did think they were brandishing bottles of brown sauce until I realised that stood for ‘hand phones’, mobiles) email addresses and suggested meeting places. However, she looked human and smiled nicely, so my rigorous selection procedure ushered her through and we met up and had dinner. I was charming, even if I do say so myself and the setting was great – Rochester Park.
By encouraging dating, the hope is that more singles will pair up, tie the knot, and eventually have children.
One way of doing so is through dating agencies, an industry which is well-established in Korea.
I was very impressed that he had studied my photos beforehand and noticed that I loved seeing castles.""I usually prefer meeting men face to face, but now that my social circles are shrinking, online dating might just be the way to go.
I met this guy on Okcupid and after chatting for two weeks, we decided on a date at Gardens by the Bay.
PHOTO: Ingimage At one point or another, everyone who’s been unhappily single has asked himself the question, “Is there something wrong with me?
” Or at the very least, “Is there something wrong with what I’m doing?
And yet, the dating scene still continues to surprise her.
Younger women are more aggressive when it comes to the dating scene too; male friends have showed me sexy photos of their online dates – think cleavage and bikinis. Okay, I did cheat and use a filter on my profile picture, but that’s about it! Most men are just looking to sleep around or are out to con women.