Singapore expat dating scene
Of course, the whole world and his dog are currently on the internet in the hopes of meeting that special someone. Tinder is an old favorite and is still remarkably popular with singles the world over.However, be prepared to ‘match’ with people who may only be in Singapore for short-term work purposes, which may mean only a weekend in the city.Other recommendations are The Screening Room and it’s rooftop bar, thanks to it’s relaxed atmosphere and the fact it is never crowded.Potato Head and Chijmes are also favourites for singles to hang out and meet people, although bear in mind that at the weekend, it might be a little too busy to really get to know someone.You might find yourself in the company of a Singaporean local, whom you wish to get to know better.It is quite acceptable to flirt with members of the opposite sex in Singaporean culture and swapping phone numbers is the done thing.
Try not to forget that many expats in Singapore are only here for a limited time.
People come and go all the time, so you may find that the person you dated last Friday may already be on a plane back home.
Depending on your situation, you might also find that regular dating just doesn’t fit with the time constraints of your time in Singapore. Whilst it can be hard to meet the right person, or at least have them stick around long enough for more than one date, remember that if you don’t hit it off with someone, the chances of bumping into them again are nil.
Dating in Singapore is not like it is back home, and whilst it can be really exciting (especially the thought of meeting people from all over the world), it can also be terrifying.
What if there are some rules that you didn’t know about and you run the risk of feeling like a fool?
However, it is more common that the man would make the first move but it is entirely acceptable for women to do it too. Just bear in mind that you shouldn’t ask a Singaporean for a date the first time that you speak to them.