Works at an ad agency
Why she's single Hasn't met new people since she graduated from university three years ago, and her social circle has stagnated.
Ideal date Stand-up comedy after a good dinner, or if the guy is game, rock climbing.
Works as a photographer
Why he's single Can't be bothered. Nobody meets anybody on a face-to-face basis anymore, and most of the new people he meets are clients or his students.
Ideal date Dinner, drinks and a walk – he's a simple guy.
You guys first met in the bowling alley. What did you think of each other?
Sheereen (S): I thought he looked really prim and proper. He looked gentle, but he skateboards – that was a surprise. Even then, I figured I would be a lot more chor lorh [rough] than him, and it turned out to be the case [laughs]. I would consider myself pretty chilled out, but my chill cannot match his chill – I'm like a livewire compared to him!
Tim (T): She seemed very bubbly, and the type that can talk to anybody. I can't really describe my type, and I don't think I really have a type – it all depends if I get along with a person or not.
How did the date go?
T: We chatted some during bowling – it was hard to because she was really concentrating on her shots – but because she got hungry, she started to throw balls aimlessly. It was quite funny. We had dinner after and the conversation was great. I enjoyed talking to her a lot.
S: It was hard to tell because we were only together for a few hours. He reminded me so much of one of my close guy friends in his mannerisms, and the way he talks and walks. I don't mean to friendzone him, but he only gave me friend vibes. It's a good thing. I made a new friend.
So what did you talk about?
T: We talked about life, work, and complained about clients.
S: It helped that he's a pretty good conversationalist, which is really, really rare based on the guys I've met. It was nice. I found it fascinating that he studied photography, and he's one of the youngest lecturers I know. He also reads, but he named authors I'd ever even heard of – I was like, oh, you're too deep man!
Did you sense any romance in the cards?
T: Whether there's any romantic chemistry, I'm not entirely certain yet – I'm just not very good at telling. To a certain extent, there was a kind of attraction. She wasn't bad looking, but her personality did it for me – it's rare to find girls these days who can just have a proper conversation without looking at her phone. But, there were no vibes - sometimes when you're with someone, you can feel the tension. With her, I didn't really feel it.
S: It's hard for me to say what kind of guy I would like, but I think I'd like one who's a little bit more sporty. You don't have to be a daredevil like me and see your life flashing by your eyes every weekend, but some sports is nice. There was no spark.
Would you see each other again?
S: I'd probably see him as a friend again though, not likely in a romantic way. For me, it's all about vibes. But then again, some people can argue that you can't base it just on one day. I think he's great and fantastic, but I don't think it's going to work out.
T: I told her we'll go out when she's more free. We went dutch on the dinner, but she paid and I didn't have any cash on me – I offered to pay the next time.
Rate the date for us?
S: ♥♥♥ It was a great Tuesday night, but I didn't feel the spark. But I'm really glad to have made a new friend.
T: ♥♥♥ She knew how to act in this situation, she was engaging in conversation, and she could take my jokes. A four would mean that there's some potential or some strong attraction, but at this point it was enjoyable and it seemed like I made a friend.
'I think it's a really good idea for a first date. The energy is very light because there are so many other groups being happy around, and that helps take the pressure off. Also, I'm a sucker for glowing bowling balls and disco lights.' - Sheereen
'It would have been more fun if she drank and if we had dinner before. I don't mind going bowling with friends and on dates, but as a first date, it's a little awkward because you have to interrupt conversation to bowl.' – Tim