1. No Romantic Spots – Then Let’s Catch A Movie!
I will never forget walking along the lonely, white beaches on the Philippines, the sunshine in front of me and the little, but more then comfi hut right behind me. The special atmosphere of the old and narrow alleys in Barcelona or I walked through the endless fields of my hometown.
Now in Singapore most dates or romantic occasions will go like this, “Ok lah, wanna catch a movie?“. (How To Survive A Night A Singapore’s Cinemas)
That’s it. Sorry but there wont be more. Maybe having dinner or going for desert, but really (like seriously) romantic spots? Well some might say for example sitting on the (dirty and artificial) beaches and watching freighters go by or taking a overpriced ride in the Singapore Flyer (with 20 other people in your cabin), but for me, a real romantic spot still has to be found in Singapore.
2. No Romantic People – Let The Government Handle It
I hadn’t come over a place yet where the government (which is supposed to be like the ultimate not romantic organization ever) officially had to run mating-campaigns, offer free dating services for local people and let the newspaper print articles about how to spice up your sex life. Now, if the government has to take the role of the love-guru, what does that tell us about the people?
I guess you shouldn’t expect to find your personal Romeo nearby soon… However, just drop your regional council a SMS if you are single, I’m sure they will organize some speed-dating for you to go during your lunch break.
(The 5 Best Places To Have Sex In Your Car In Singapore)
3. No Romantic Life – The Ultimate Reason
Don’t blame the boys. Again the government shows how much of a romantic institution they are by only allowing local couples to purchase their own home, once they are married. Now this confronts the man-loves-girl-wants-to-propose person with some serious issues:
– Buying your own home must be planned very well and far in advance. Completion time from the date of purchase is in average 2-3 years. This means, you have to “guess” that everything will be still alright in 2-3 years from the moment you start looking for your home-sweet-home.
– But, assuming you are a mid-twenty couple and you don’t really have planned to marry yet (which is totally reasonable). You already have to consider buying the place so its ready once you turn the age you have chosen to say the words.
– Once you “think” everything will still be alright in 2-3 years, and you have figured out it would be best to start looking for that place, for not being bound under Daddy and Mummy’s roof once you got married… Well, there is no real surprise for the big question left anymore… right?
– So in fact, the romantic question popped below the Eiffeltower or the place where you two met first, “Will You Marry Me?” turns into a rather rational “Shall we check out the catalogs of the upcoming HDB projects this afternoon?” after coming out of the cinema from point 1.
– The real question will be some “super duper surprising” (planned) event later, and assuming short before the flat is completed. Wow. How romantic!
Do You Feel The Vibe In Singapore?
Let me know how you feel about Singapore’s love life, the romantic spots, the up and downs and the question “to ask or not to ask”!?
Post your spirit in the comments below please!!