Singapore online dating expats

10 May

I can be picky, and having studied abroad, I saw myself as independent and well-travelled.I wanted someone with a global mindset, preferably an American-born Chinese (ABC) who should not be more than five years older.Otherwise, let’s not waste time.’ The one who got away Surprisingly, a guy who responded really stood out.He was an expat here, three years younger, intelligent, into art, books and animals, and we shared great banter.

We chatted for six months before meeting up in San Francisco for a meal when I was en route to Mexico for a holiday. Although we lived miles apart, it wasn’t an issue because I was cool with the idea of relocation if it came to that.

He had to have a decent education, with at least a diploma.

I didn’t mind taking the initiative to message guys I was interested in, asking about their hobbies or profiles. When guys messaged me, I’d only respond to those who asked about my interests – travelling, reading and cooking.

But midway, he told me rather bluntly that he preferred slimmer girls. Subsequently, I met other men who were very specific about appearance – and their criteria tended to be ‘tall, slim and with long hair’.

At 1.63m, with short hair and a hint of chubbiness, I definitely did not fit the bill.