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Find me a date: Roxanne and Jesse

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

By Kylie Wong |
FMAD Roxanne and Jesse
Photo by: Time Out Singapore

The date

Our daters had a meal at The Market Grill

First impression

Roxanne: "He's very polite, but at first glance, he's not my type. However, when we both ordered beer instead of wine I felt a connection."

Jesse: "She's really cool-looking, not the typical girl you see on the street. She has a poker face and is difficult to read – but in a fun way."


Roxanne: "I had a good time but felt like he was more of a friend. He feels like someone I already know well." 

Jesse: "I'm not really sure because she was jetlagged, and I'm in the middle of an allergy situation. It's hard to tell but we had a good chat."

Awkward Moment

Roxanne: "No awkward moments. We went straight into conversation and it was very friendly."

Jesse: "Not really, I don't think so. I think I might have interrupted her a couple of times in the middle of the conversation. That was a bit awkward."


Roxanne: "Both of us exchanged IG handles before we parted ways."

Jesse: "I walked her to train station and exchanged IG handles so it's possible that we might go out again."


Roxanne: ♥♥♥♥♥ "Even though there was no chemistry, I had a really good time. I can definitely see us going out again as friends."

Jesse: ♥♥♥♥ “It was a very easy date. Meeting someone for the first time, getting to know each other is much better than being on Tinder." 

Restaurants, Grills

The Market Grill

icon-location-pin Tanjong Pagar

The atmosphere

“It's a very nice and lively place. I felt very comfortable." – Roxanne

The food

"We had some prawns for starters and the Rangers Valley Tri-tip steak that was so good. I was very impressed." –Roxanne

The drinks

“I had an IPA. It was quite mellow, so not quite what I expected. But beer is still beer, so it's fine.” – Jesse

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