We were dating exclusively and it felt like it was going somewhere.
After connecting on the site, we’d usually continue chatting on other platforms such as ICQ (an instant- messaging service) before arranging to meet up – I met about 80 per cent of those I talked to.First dates usually involved getting to know each other over a meal.It wasn’t cheap, but I figured it was a worthy investment.A pioneer in online dating Being one of the first among my friends to try online dating, I felt like a trailblazer!After working and studying in London for three and a half years, I returned to Singapore in 1998, aged 25. I had a limited social life back in the UK – my colleagues were attached or married, and my Asian friends had gone home to their respective countries – so I spent many weekends by myself. Online dating was coming into fashion, and I was excited about giving this new avenue a shot.
A friend introduced me to dating site Asia Friendfinder, which connects Asian singles online for US a month.The message I wanted to get across was: ‘If you’re up for the challenge, great.Otherwise, let’s not waste time.’ The one who got away Surprisingly, a guy who responded really stood out.), and when I asked what books he read, he looked at me blankly before blurting out: ‘Huh, you mean storybooks ah? Feeling defeated By the time I was 39, I was still single, never attached, and quite frankly, a little desperate.I’d been on more than 90 dates online and offline, with only five to seven men being real potentials.There are moments when I feel demoralised that I haven’t found anyone, but I distract myself by learning new skills, which boosts my self-esteem.