Find me a date: where are they now?

Ever wondered how the previous participants of our monthly Find Me a Date column are doing? Well, so have we
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Are you a fan of our Find Me a Date column? Have you always been curious about what happens after the date? If your answer's yes, read on. We check in on former daters to see where their love lives are at.

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Sex and dating

Faliq and Izzawati

The date

Izzawati went on a date at Hello Kitty Orchid Garden with Faliq in August 2016 and they planned for a second date straight away.

And then

“We are getting engaged! We caught a movie two days after the first date – it was a scary movie, Lights Out, so I borrowed his jacket to cover my face because I’m a scaredy cat. We sat around Dhoby Ghaut MRT station after that to chat and we ended up talking ‘til midnight. After the third date, I went to Japan for a solo trip and when I came back we had a serious talk about taking the relationship to the next level and decided to ‘go steady’. For the first couple of months I didn’t really tell anyone about him because I still wasn’t sure about the relationship but he met my family during Chinese New Year and I met his family for the first time during Hari Raya last year. He’s not a romantic person but he’s very stable so we’ve been discussing our future. We plan to have our engagement ceremony next month and if things go well, we should be married by 2020!” – Izzawati

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Sex and dating

Jon and Lestari

The date 

Our first ever Find Me a Date couple Lestari and Jon went for dinner and cocktails at Sugarhall back in 2015 – it seems they didn’t find love at first sight, unfortunately.

And then

“After the date we walked back to my office because I was colleagues with the writer who set us up and he’s her brother. We never talked after that because I wasn’t that interested. The next time I saw him was actually at my colleague’s wedding. I went on several dates after that without the intention to be in a relationship but I ended up meeting my current husband about a year later. I brought a book with me on our first date just in case he was boring – but we ended up bonding over a mutual love of Cthulhu and HP Lovecraft. I didn’t think he was ‘the one’ from the first date but as we got to know each other more, I realised what a good person he is. He wanted to move back to Italy but we knew we didn’t want to be away from each other so we got married on December 16 last year. I wanted to elope and he wanted a big wedding so we compromised by having a small wedding with just 40 people in Italy – it’s been magical ever since.” – Lestari

Sex and dating

Subeer and Shikin

The date

Shikin and Subeer shared a hug upon meeting for dinner at Open Farm Community in 2016. After their meal, they explored the restaurant’s farm and had some fun at the playground before catching the last train home together.

And then

“When it came to the end of the night, I got a sense that it wasn’t meant to be so I didn’t ask for her number and was happy to leave things as that. I enjoyed the date for what it was. Shikin made me really comfortable and I guess my takeaway from the date was 

that I should look for someone in the future who is just as easygoing. I went about my life as usual and in March last year, I met Kim at a volunteer event. We started chatting and going out soon after. As much as it’s fun getting to know one another, it’s still hard work – definitely something I’m working on with Kim right now. My approach to dating and relationships is to keep things simple and stay true to myself – in my case, that means letting my hair down. Quite literally.” (Editor’s note: Subeer is now rocking long hair and a fuller beard.) – Subeer

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Sex and dating

Lincoln and Jing Yi

The date

Jing Yi and Lincoln met for dinner and drinks at The Chop House last year where they took lots of photos of their food and made conversation, albeit with a number of awkward silences. They ended their date with a friendly hug and exchanged numbers.

And then

“I went home feeling not very impressed. He texted that night asking me to tell him once I got home safe but I only messaged him the next morning because I forgot. He continued hitting me up for the next couple of days but the texts were not very engaging or replyable. For example, one of the texts he sent was ‘have a morning as sweet as your smile’. I didn’t reply because I didn’t know how to reply? He also double-texted. Took him three to five days to get the hint. Which is good, at least he’s aware. But I would say it’s a good effort on his part. He’s a sweet guy but just not my cup of tea. Since then, my love life is still as blind as the date and as stale as ever. I’ve gone out on one or two more Tinder dates but nothing has happened so far – I’m still very single and very available. Hit me up!” – Jing Yi

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