Ah, the season of love and romance is upon us! Soon enough, hearts will be floating left and right and in people’s eyes as they celebrate and commemorate relationships as a couple. But wait, what about the singles? There’s no way we’d cast them aside! In the midst of our focusing on couples this month, we take a step back and ask the single members of our society a couple of questions pertaining to love in the digital age, the worst dates they ever been on, their ideal date and partner and most of all, what their dreaded “why are you single” statements or questions are. Trust us, you will be cringing on their behalf, too!
1. Lim Zi Ling
How do you think love has changed in the digital age? Are you for or against apps like Tinder?
I’m not against it but it has become a matter of convenience and choices. From an app, you have access to so many choices so if A doesn’t work, you have option B, C, D just with a swipe of the finger. I feel that there’s not much effort needed these days.
What has been your worst date ever?
I think I’m that worst date. I was overseas and went out with someone. We were talking about it for weeks but on that day, I was down with a sore throat and fever. Still, I insisted on carrying on. I was shivering, dizzy, out of focus and I almost passed out. The poor guy didn't enjoy the night, and had to send me back because I was so sick I almost could not walk.
How has your perception of love changed throughout these years?
It used to be those “butterflies in the stomach” type of things, but now it's more towards practicality in terms of finance, compatibility and interests in life.
What’s that one question you absolutely hate people asking/saying about singlehood?
"Don’t you feel lonely?"