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.
Say hello to our fifth (!) single, who is loyal to a fault and a dependable friend to boot. Fun fact: pop punk bands of the 2000s have a special place in her heart. Are you the Boy she won’t Fall Out with?
What’s your claim to fame?
Working at a company in the retail industry and staying there for eight years. I’m not saying this as a flex, since it’s definitely what I’m known for among most of my peers and friends. As the turnover rate was consistently pretty high, I had a lot of work friends come and go. Somehow, I still stayed. So it has become a running joke that I’d be there for 20 years. Thankfully, I received a job offer this year and it was time for my own exit after planning so many farewell celebrations. Sorry, everyone, the joke has been cut short and staff discount privileges are now revoked!
How would your friends describe you?
I’m always down to hang. Movies? Sure. Concerts? Sure. Makan? Definitely. Travel? Sure but let me save up first! I either have really good time management or I lack commitments in life to the extent that I have so many pockets of leisure time.
- “A night owl”
I have a terrible sleep schedule. Until recently, I could only sleep between 3am – 6am daily. So if anyone needed help or wanted to hang out after 11pm, they knew who to find.
I think the biggest indicator of loyalty would be my staying at the aforementioned company for so long. Other than that, my friends know that I generally stay loyal to things or people I like for a long time i.e. years. Who in their right mind would harbor a crush on someone for years, right? Sometimes, I question myself too.
- “A creature of habit”
I enjoy routine, be it in my day-to-day activities or at work. While it may be boring to some people, I find comfort in knowing what to expect, especially when it comes to the outcomes of my decisions. Guess you could also say that I’m not a fan of surprises, eh?
What is your astrological sign and what does it say about you?
I’m a Pisces gal and a quick Google search describes them as compassionate, romantic, artistic, intensely empathic, and sensitive. I would agree with all these traits except for “artistic”. I can appreciate art but I can’t draw to save my life. The rest are pretty spot on though.
What would you tell your younger self?
Start applying for life insurance and open a fixed deposit savings account earlier. Start going to the gym consistently — you’ll learn to love it! Tell people how you feel because it may result in missed opportunities. Enjoy your (single) life but also put yourself out there and try to meet new people.
What’s your toxic trait?
I am quite the overthinker, especially when it comes to people who mean a lot to me. For example, if we are texting and your tone or response time is abnormal (without you addressing why it is so), I’ll instantly go into an overthinking mode. My responses may also become colder because I’m upset by the scenarios that I create in my head.
I am very aware that this reaction is not reasonable as it is mostly driven by my own insecurities. So I have been trying to not get too attached to the situations or conversations by reminding myself that we all have different commitments and other things to attend to too.
What do you like most about yourself?
I’m pretty reliable and will try to be there for my friends when they need me — any time, any place. I only started taking better care of myself last year. For a large part of my life, I neglected my own needs to help others and so, I’m proud of myself for learning how to strike a balance.
Who and what are you looking for?
A man who is able to speak my love languages: quality time and words of affirmation. Growing up, I’ve always been available for others and the one who offers words of comfort; it would be nice to be on the receiving end. Having someone who is sure — and vocal — about his feelings toward me would also be very reassuring.
Brownie points if you have a soft spot for horror and action films. I also believe that music from the 2000s is superior, especially pop punk. Think Paramore, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Panic! At the Disco, etc. If you agree, we’ll probably get along great.
Since we are adults, we are likely to be busy with our jobs and other commitments. So, if (bi)weekly or spontaneous meetups are your thing, let’s work something out!
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