Could your high standards be holding you back from finding true love? Hoe I Yune removed all the filters on her dating app to increase her odds of finding Prince Charming.
The proliferation of dating apps such as Tinder and Coffee Meets Bagel offer women more opportunities than ever to meet a life partner. Little wonder then, that we’ve become super selective.
“For me to swipe right (on a dating app), I have to find him attractive. He has to be a Christian so that we share the same set of values, has to have a steady income and be at least 1.75m tall. Oh, and preferably a podiatrist or dentist,” said my friend Kate*, a 23-year-old business executive.
Kate seemed particularly exacting in her quest for love and I wondered: what if we were less picky and simply gave people a chance?
I decided to see if an open mind would increase my chances of finding love. Removing all age, height and religious parameters, I swiped right on every guy on Coffee Meets Bagel for a month. To play it safe, I only met the guys in public, and always made sure at least one friend knew where I was and who I was with. Here’s what went down.
*Names have been changed.
Text: Hoe I Yune / Her World / March 2017
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Photography: Zaphs Zhang
Art Direction: Alice Chua