1. Tell us about
quarter-century-old guy working as a Policy Analyst at the Ministry of
Finance. I am single. I am a Stanford and Alpha Kappa Psi alum. I am
also an alum of the Stanford Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship
Society, which has branches all over the world. I am also an old
Rafflesian, but not quite the typical one.
2. What's the main
criteria you're looking for in a life partner?
intelligent and (preferably) Taoist-Buddhist religion. It would be good
if she were socially active and yet a generally homely person. A balance
of dreams and reality would help. I would appreciate a good listener
with fresh, good views on issues. Being open and not blunt about issues
will help us go further. We will go explore surprises and life together.
3. What is your
favourite pick up line?
I am very shy with
girls, so no pick up line for me.
4. How will you make
your first date romantic?
I think first dates
should be simple and easy. Go to a quiet café or restaurant to take in
the sights, smells and tastes, do some sports together or go window
shopping and strolling around to chat.
5. There is a Chinese
saying, "The bad guy gets the
girl". What do you think about this statement?
Well, it’s a good excuse
for single guys like me. But honestly, I can be a bit bad sometimes,
but I find it hard to be really bad. It takes a lot of effort and I
usually fail at it. So, girls who like bad guys, I think you don't need to
look for me. I am not exciting in that way, so I don't fit the bill.
6. If your love rival
is your best friend, what will you do?
If he intended to let me
know about it, I would be open with him and suggest fair competition
between us. We’ll continue to be best friends, but may choose to avoid
talking about the girl, if either of us is uncomfortable with it. This
rivalry and ‘stand-off’ will end, upon the girl’s choice, which we
should both respectfully accept.
7. How will you
attract your dream girl?
If he did not intend me to know, I will date the girl as per normal,
until we know about the situation and choose to talk about it.
Be myself. I’ll do a
little more to make myself look presentable and better, talk to her
more, get to know more about her and let her know more about me, care
more about her and shower more concern over her, but I am a shy guy and
do not want to attract unwanted attention towards us. Unless I am sure
feelings are mutual towards being at least good friends, I would not do
8. If the woman you
like has a boyfriend whom you think is a jerk. What will you do?
If he is really a jerk,
I will woo her and let her know through my actions and words that she
deserves a better guy in me. However, if it is just a personality clash,
I will stay by her and help her progress through her relationship ups
and downs, if that would be what makes her happy. Being with her and
supporting her in her decision would be my love for her. If she falls
from her present relationship, and if I am still available, she could
have me to fall back on. It all depends on how much you love the girl.
If she gets together with the guy, I would still feel happy for her, if
she’s found the right one. It’s also time for me to retire and move on.
9. Share with us some
useful strategies on how to maintain a long distance relationship.
Sometimes, while in search of my love and direction in life and career,
I feel that my existence is to help others get together. There’ll be
people who will forsake me for others and people who would not even cast
an eye on me, but if I could be the bridge for my friends to come
together, I would be happy too, especially if I feel that they are made
for each other.
Avoid getting into an
LDR if you can help it. That would be my best advice. Communication,
Care and Compromise.
10. What do you think
of Love Clinic?
I believe Love Clinic
has its potential. It must understand itself well – its strategy forward
and its strategic direction. It must understand whom the audience is and
how it can best serve its audience. For now,
bring your book to the people and bring the people to your book.