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Find love in the city in our February issue

Written by
Iliyas Ong

The first time I fell in love was on August 27, 1992. I remember how beautiful she looked: pink dress, gold tiara, sapphire brooch, long white gloves and flowing blonde locks. She giggled at my silly red hat, favourite blue overalls, and my unusual fondness for mushrooms. But my mum told me it’d never work out with her. Ah, well. We’ll always have Bowser’s fortress, Princess Peach.

I have to say, though, that rescuing princesses from castles ruled by evil reptilian lords isn’t that far off from dating in real life. After all, love is a game we play, eh? And to win at it, you’ve just gotta try and try and try again. Or use a cheat code.

So we’ve put together our ‘cheats’ to dating in Singapore: the best first-date restaurants, hush-hush make out spots, ideas for couples who are either fresh in a relationship or stuck in a rut. We’ve even set two pairs of our readers up and sent them off to see if sparks fly. 

Not sure what flowers to get for your significant other? Men, we've created a cheat sheet of bouquets so you don't mix up your succulent with your hydrangeas. Happy Valentine’s Day, folks!

And let's not forget the Oscars at the end of this month. Will Leonardo DiCaprio finally win one of those shiny gold bald men? Read our interview with the actor on making ambitious movies, his work ethic and the gruelling shoot for The Revenant

Chinese New Year's just 'round the corner, too. Toss your way to good fortune with these next-level yu sheng creations, including those topped with lobster, scallops or even… chocolate. Huat ah!  

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