CLEO Asks: Singapore Aunties Tell Us How Many Guys They’ve Dated
Your aunties always want to give (unsolicited) advice right? “Date this kind of guy,” “don’t date this one,” “don’t date at all,” it can get a little *insert shrug emoji*. So now you can tell them we’re saving them the trouble. We crowd-sourced our aunties to get a little life advice, and to find out how many boyfriends they had before settling down — ‘coz we also kaypoh lah. Have a read, they might surprise you.
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Pics posed by models with no connection to the story. All images from The Straits Times.
Text compiled by Zoe Zeng and Cheryl Lim.
“I became a model at a young age and never had time to date until I was 30. By then I was thinking of retiring, unable to keep up with all the young competition. He was a photographer who thought that I was still the most beautiful. We got married and I still pose for his pictures today.”
“It was long ago, I can’t even remember. I think about 5 or 6? My first was during secondary school but it wasn’t a proper boyfriend, we just liked each other. I had many flings here and there but now, I can’t even remember most of their names. Not important anymore hahaha.”
“I preferred to spend time with guys when I was young, since I felt like I could be more carefree with them. But as much as I dated I’ve never felt that ‘something special’, maybe that’s why I never settled down.”
“Honestly, my old friends and I used to keep track of the guys that we dated and it was fun to compare who dated whom and how many guys we could get. I would say I had nine or 10? But now that I’m married with kids, I don’t like to talk about those reckless times anymore.”
“I went on a lot of dates when I was younger. Better to date a lot when you’re younger so that you know what you like and what you don’t want in a man. It’s also harder to meet new people when you’re older so I don’t regret meeting so many guys.”
“I only had one boyfriend, my husband. We met in the school that we were both teaching in. After dating for a period of time we decided to settle down and get married. I’m very happy to have met my husband and I don’t regret not ‘playing the field’.