9 Singaporean Guys Share When They Knew She Was The One
From risking life and limb together to surviving a long-distance relationship, these guys share how they went from in love to “I do”.
Text: Clara How & Kimberly Spykerman / Her World / February 2017
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“We survived three weeks traveling around Asia, during which we had countless near-death experiences, like being stranded in the middle of the night with a pack of growling wild dogs after us. But at the end of it, I found myself wishing I could relive the experience with her all over again. More importantly, throughout the trip, she never once asked me: ‘Do I look fat in this? I love her self-confidence.”
– Abraham Christopher, 28, senior client executive
“She gives me leeway to go to the gym, even if I’m there almost every day. A simple thing like that tells me a lot about her – it says she’s independent, she’s not a control freak and that, ultimately, she trusts me.”
– Alvin Yuen, 33, risk analyst
“She didn’t break up with me even after I stood her up and left her waiting at the MRT for hours as I had passed out from drinking too much at a wedding reception.”
– Andy Lim, 27, marketing executive
“We were in a long-distance relationship for a year, during which we met face-to-face three times, and for less than a week each time. Even then, it didn’t change the way I felt about her, and I could never wait to see her next. We’re now married, with a little boy.”
– Peter Evans, 34, senior architectural assistant
“She became a key part of my life and I found myself seeking her advice on everything – whether it was my career, family or personal life. There was a level of trust in her that I didn’t have with anyone else. I couldn’t imagine a life without her.”
– Nicholas Yong, 36, author
“When I’m with her, I never feel the need for alone time.”
– Chris Teo, 31, wealth adviser
“She was the first thing I thought about in the morning and the last thing I thought about before going to bed.”
– Jose Cerda, 31, artistic director
“I’ve always been a high-achiever. Career-wise, I’ve always been the sort to push myself to achieve more. Being with her changed my perspective and dissolved those insecurities. My career is important to me, but I now know that chasing material success is not the only thing in life. She taught me that life is about more than your job title, how much you make or what you achieve. With her, I am the best version of myself.”
– Clement Yong, 35, medical professional
We got together in 2006, when we were both in university. After five years of dating, getting married just became a natural next step rather than something to be worried about or scared of. I am more focused on our life together after marriage, because that’s what matters to me.”
– Alex Teo, 34, bank executive