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Find me a date: Melvin and Serene

These city kids ditched Tinder and let us play matchmaker. Here’s a blow-by-blow of their blind date

Find me a date: Melvin and Serene
By Time Out Singapore editors |

The date: our daters had a meal at Ding Dong

First impression

Serene: ‘He was rather chatty and had a boyish vibe. I could tell that there’s a playful side to him.’ 

Melvin: ‘She looked very approachable and cheerful. I was thankful that she’s not intimidating.’


Serene: ‘We had a lot of common interests. We also had mutual friends to talk about.’

Melvin: ‘Even though we could talk a lot, we are obviously very different. She’s more of the guai kind while I’m slightly “naughtier”.’

Awkward moment

Serene: ‘Not really; we talked quite a lot.’

Melvin: ‘There wasn’t an awkward moment at all.’


Serene: ‘We just went home.’

Melvin: ‘We walked to the MRT together and then went our separate ways. I thought I was being friendzoned because all she said was “see you around”.’


Serene: ♥♥♥ ‘He was very engaging and interested in what I had to say. He’s also quite funny.’

Melvin: ♥♥♥♥ ‘She was very open to sharing her life, so I wasn’t the only one talking, which I appreciated.’

Restaurants, Contemporary Asian

Ding Dong

icon-location-pin Tanjong Pagar

The atmosphere 

‘The restaurant was beautifully decorated with vintage posters. The ambience was chill, too.’ – Serene

The food 

‘The food is quite experimental and plays with different flavour combinations. We loved the beef rendang bao.’ – Melvin

The drinks

‘I had the red ruby, which was exactly like the Thai dessert but in cocktail form. It was refreshing and not too sweet.’  – Melvin 


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