Single in the Wild: 26W Free-Spirited Wayfarer Seeks Kindred Soul

Team Wildchild dips our toes into matchmaking with our feature series, Singles in the Wild. Through the question-and-answer format, we aim to highlight the personalities of our interviewees. Prepare to be captivated by the young adults from Singapore’s diverse dating pool, whether you are a hopeful single looking to be relieved of your swiping fatigue or merely a curious reader.

Our second single is a bona fide animal lover who enjoys spending time in the great outdoors. Loquacious lads, take note as she’s looking for an extrovert to bring her out of her shell. From Singapore to Australia, she can put down roots anywhere. Is your heart next? 


What are you passionate about?

I am currently very passionate about achieving my ideal life by the time I turn 30. Why 30, you ask? Because I am still a small fry in my profession and I need to put in the grunt work to be even more amazing and get to where I want to be. 

In an ideal world, I would work part-time or however many hours I wish to and spend the rest of my days working on hobbies, traveling, and with my family. I also want to explore a bunch of different jobs for the sheer fun of it, which I can do if I am a part-time professional.

When was the last time you felt genuinely happy?

I want to first preface this by saying that I think that the pursuit of happiness is a fallacy and that life = suffering. I think if one keeps telling themselves that they will be happy if they achieve xyz, they’re just setting themselves up for disappointment. Going on a tangent here but The Book of Joy was a particularly gratifying read. 

Anyway, I am currently really content with every aspect of my life, so I think you can say that I’m genuinely happy. In the last few weeks, I spent a lot of time with the people I care about, doing things that bring me joy. I have a great gig that brings me fulfillment and I’m doing generally well when it comes to my physical and mental health. I don’t think there is more that I could wish for or want at this stage. 

Tell us your Myers Briggs type and if you find the characterization useful.

INTJ. Though I have to say that I don’t think it tells you much because one of my closest friends is the same type and we are very different people with incredibly diverse values. My ENTP friend thinks that I just need an extrovert to adopt me and I agree wholeheartedly. 

Who and what are you looking for?

I am looking for someone who is loyal, kind, and emotionally stable. Someone who is able to communicate their thoughts and express their emotions maturely, which is especially important when we have disagreements. I want them to be fun to be around and to bring out the best in me. Open-mindedness and a growth mindset are necessary. 

Whenever I see a grey-haired couple holding hands, be it on the train or walking along the street, my inner romantic squeals in delight. I am looking for a man who will make hard decisions with me and hold my hand through the good and bad — even when I’m old, arthritic, and wrinkly in 50 years’ time. 

Complicating factors: I’m currently not based in Singapore but I do intend to be in the future. The way I see it, we can always start off as friends/internet pals and see where things go after! 

What’s on your post-pandemic to-do list?

This is a very common sentiment but I really want to travel! For the past two years, I was stuck in Australia and shuffling within states, which really cramps my style because I dig impromptu short trips to random places and enjoy price hacking immensely. 

I have plans to cover New Zealand and Western Europe in the year ahead — coming for you, Camino de Santiago! I’ve been wanting to pick up sports such as skiing and tennis. I also really wanted to spend some time at home in Singapore to catch up with family and friends, which I just did, so there’s that. 

POV: you’re on a cafe date with me

What did you last record in your notes app?

A packing list of things to bring for a beach outing. My time in Australia has made me a huge fan of swimming and the beach in general. Singapore’s beaches cannot compare but I do have to say that I appreciate the water temperature and overall safety.

What’s something that most people don’t know about you?

I come off as cold, blunt, and aloof sometimes but I am actually the biggest softie. 


If you’re interested in our featured single, respond to this email or send a message to hello@wildchild.sg with a short introduction and a photograph of yourself.

Feature collage by Sherryl Cheong

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