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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 5:11 pm

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Tony3d wrote:I totally get what you guys are saying, I have done alot of research on that other stuff, and if I decide that Singapore is one of my better options I will be doing exponentially more research into this stuff.

I am just in the phase of narrowing things down to a short list of countries I will look further into.

But I am just asking about the dating scene because it is the only thing I have not been able to find a good answer on with the rest of my research. So if I could get as much info as you can on that side of things that would be great.

Trust me, I am not putting this as a priority, I am just asking this and only this because it is the only question I can't find on job related websites that I visit.


Not being alone is super important to me at this point in my life, so I just want to know this to narrow down places I look for jobs.


If you are white, you shouldnt have a problem finding a date/girlfriend.


Even if he isn't, he won't have a problem either. It's everything to do with attitude.

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Postby Tony3d » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 5:15 pm

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Tony3d wrote:But I am just asking about the dating scene because it is the only thing I have not been able to find a good answer on with the rest of my research. So if I could get as much info as you can on that side of things that would be great.


What is it about the SGn dating scene that you are wondering about?


I was wondering if it is easy for an American to find a nice girl to date or if they have problems with foreigners. Does being white and from the United States make it harder or easier for me to meet single girls in my age range (22)?

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Postby Tony3d » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 5:22 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Darthcoder wrote:
Tony3d wrote:I totally get what you guys are saying, I have done alot of research on that other stuff, and if I decide that Singapore is one of my better options I will be doing exponentially more research into this stuff.

I am just in the phase of narrowing things down to a short list of countries I will look further into.

But I am just asking about the dating scene because it is the only thing I have not been able to find a good answer on with the rest of my research. So if I could get as much info as you can on that side of things that would be great.

Trust me, I am not putting this as a priority, I am just asking this and only this because it is the only question I can't find on job related websites that I visit.


Not being alone is super important to me at this point in my life, so I just want to know this to narrow down places I look for jobs.


If you are white, you shouldnt have a problem finding a date/girlfriend.


Even if he isn't, he won't have a problem either. It's everything to do with attitude.


That is a very good point. But my question would be, is the general attitude girls look for to date different from the girls in other places?

Being Asia, I would assume they are alot less loud and abnoxious as people from the US, but I could very well be wrong about that. I myself have alway been alot less loud, but still sociable with people. I am still horrible however at trying to start a conversation with someone I don't have a real reason to talk to.

I don't do well with the kind of girls I meet in the United States, and that is one of the contributing reasons I am considering moving elsewhere.(though most deffinatly not the only or even one of the major contributing reasons) Girls here don't seem to react well to guys that aren't loud jerks.

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Postby v4jr4 » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 5:22 pm

Tony3d wrote:So being a white American with light hair and green eyes is going to be a major advantage? Even if I don't have lots of money?

Regardless of what country I decide to go to, I plan on living as cheap as possible, I don't need extravagant fancy things to be happy, just some people to talk to, a guitar to play, and a computer to do my artwork on.

Does anyone know about the oportunity for musicians to play small shows locally?


Really? Try Bandung then.

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 5:26 pm

Let me be honest with you.

Asian girls find dating white men exotic. We (I'm speaking as representation but that doesn't mean I subscribe to that) will go gaga if the new boy in the town is single. We will try to get your glance, giggle when you make cute mistakes, and try to get your attention as subtly as possible.

Then when we finally score your phone number/Facebook friend request/e-mail address or you ask for ours, we will feel like the queen of the world and probably brag it all out in our Facebook or Twitter. Ever single photo taken with you (even in group photos) will be tagged mercilessly in our Facebook walls, tweeted out or heavily filtered via Instagram.

And then the date. We will be dressed up to the nines, lining our eyes as dark as possible (for those with single eyelids), fluff up our false eyelashes and colour our pouts in ever bright scarlet. The top will sink low and the hem will hitch up.

If attraction ever survive personality and attitude, you will see more of us. But let's say for some of us, we aim for wealth (yeah, that's the shallow misconception we have about Caucasians) and promises of stability and new life in the Better Side of the World. So if you fail to please some of us with your ability to pay for our meals, movies or drinks or LV handbags, we will shy away and pretend that nothing happened between us (or hop to other better Caucasians).

This is just for the laughs - seriously. But I wouldn't say that isn't true.

:mrgreen: :lol:

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Postby v4jr4 » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 5:30 pm

the lynx wrote:Let me be honest with you.

Asian girls find dating white men exotic. We (I'm speaking as representation but that doesn't mean I subscribe to that) will go gaga if the new boy in the town is single. We will try to get your glance, giggle when you make cute mistakes, and try to get your attention as subtly as possible.

Then when we finally score your phone number/Facebook friend request/e-mail address or you ask for ours, we will feel like the queen of the world and probably brag it all out in our Facebook or Twitter. Ever single photo taken with you (even in group photos) will be tagged mercilessly in our Facebook walls, tweeted out or heavily filtered via Instagram.

And then the date. We will be dressed up to the nines, lining our eyes as dark as possible (for those with single eyelids), fluff up our false eyelashes and colour our pouts in ever bright scarlet. The top will sink low and the hem will hitch up.

If attraction ever survive personality and attitude, you will see more of us. But let's say for some of us, we aim for wealth (yeah, that's the shallow misconception we have about Caucasians) and promises of stability and new life in the Better Side of the World. So if you fail to please some of us with your ability to pay for our meals, movies or drinks or LV handbags, we will shy away and pretend that nothing happened between us (or hop to other better Caucasians).

This is just for the laughs - seriously. But I wouldn't say that isn't true.

:mrgreen: :lol:


+100 :lol:

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Postby Tony3d » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 5:34 pm

v4jr4 wrote:
Tony3d wrote:So being a white American with light hair and green eyes is going to be a major advantage? Even if I don't have lots of money?

Regardless of what country I decide to go to, I plan on living as cheap as possible, I don't need extravagant fancy things to be happy, just some people to talk to, a guitar to play, and a computer to do my artwork on.

Does anyone know about the oportunity for musicians to play small shows locally?


Really? Try Bandung then.


I only know English and some Spanish at the moment... Might be hard to get a job in Indonesia just because of that.

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Postby Tony3d » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 5:38 pm

the lynx wrote:Let me be honest with you.

Asian girls find dating white men exotic. We (I'm speaking as representation but that doesn't mean I subscribe to that) will go gaga if the new boy in the town is single. We will try to get your glance, giggle when you make cute mistakes, and try to get your attention as subtly as possible.

Then when we finally score your phone number/Facebook friend request/e-mail address or you ask for ours, we will feel like the queen of the world and probably brag it all out in our Facebook or Twitter. Ever single photo taken with you (even in group photos) will be tagged mercilessly in our Facebook walls, tweeted out or heavily filtered via Instagram.

And then the date. We will be dressed up to the nines, lining our eyes as dark as possible (for those with single eyelids), fluff up our false eyelashes and colour our pouts in ever bright scarlet. The top will sink low and the hem will hitch up.

If attraction ever survive personality and attitude, you will see more of us. But let's say for some of us, we aim for wealth (yeah, that's the shallow misconception we have about Caucasians) and promises of stability and new life in the Better Side of the World. So if you fail to please some of us with your ability to pay for our meals, movies or drinks or LV handbags, we will shy away and pretend that nothing happened between us (or hop to other better Caucasians).

This is just for the laughs - seriously. But I wouldn't say that isn't true.

:mrgreen: :lol:


So... When you talk about being wealthy, how wealthy do you mean? Do you have to have a lot of money (like CEO status and being a property owner who can go eat at 5 star resuraunts every single night and buy diamonds for his gir) for the girls to want to stick with you, or just have a steady job and a decent amount of disposable income?

What is their general opinion on Videogame Designers?

In my country, if I were to tell a girl I am a Videogame Designer, she would be out the door and that date would be over in a flash... The Videogame Industry is horrible for single guys here.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 5:43 pm

the lynx wrote:Let me be honest with you.

Asian girls find dating white men exotic. We (I'm speaking as representation but that doesn't mean I subscribe to that) will go gaga if the new boy in the town is single. We will try to get your glance, giggle when you make cute mistakes, and try to get your attention as subtly as possible.

Then when we finally score your phone number/Facebook friend request/e-mail address or you ask for ours, we will feel like the queen of the world and probably brag it all out in our Facebook or Twitter. Ever single photo taken with you (even in group photos) will be tagged mercilessly in our Facebook walls, tweeted out or heavily filtered via Instagram.

And then the date. We will be dressed up to the nines, lining our eyes as dark as possible (for those with single eyelids), fluff up our false eyelashes and colour our pouts in ever bright scarlet. The top will sink low and the hem will hitch up.

If attraction ever survive personality and attitude, you will see more of us. But let's say for some of us, we aim for wealth (yeah, that's the shallow misconception we have about Caucasians) and promises of stability and new life in the Better Side of the World. So if you fail to please some of us with your ability to pay for our meals, movies or drinks or LV handbags, we will shy away and pretend that nothing happened between us (or hop to other better Caucasians).

This is just for the laughs - seriously. But I wouldn't say that isn't true.

:mrgreen: :lol:


Yeh... but... am I gonna get laid?? First date?

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Postby Tony3d » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 5:48 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:Yeh... but... am I gonna get laid?? First date?


I stay far away from girls that are going to give it up on the very first date, it always means trouble in one way or another...

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Postby Darthcoder » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 6:51 pm

Tony3d wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:Yeh... but... am I gonna get laid?? First date?


I stay far away from girls that are going to give it up on the very first date, it always means trouble in one way or another...


Man are you inquisitive or what.
You are white boy so hold on to your whiteness and you should easily get a girl who will be willing to adapt to your finances/lifestyle etc etc.
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Postby v4jr4 » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 6:57 pm

Tony3d wrote:So... When you talk about being wealthy, how wealthy do you mean? Do you have to have a lot of money (like CEO status and being a property owner who can go eat at 5 star resuraunts every single night and buy diamonds for his gir) for the girls to want to stick with you, or just have a steady job and a decent amount of disposable income?

What is their general opinion on Videogame Designers?

In my country, if I were to tell a girl I am a Videogame Designer, she would be out the door and that date would be over in a flash... The Videogame Industry is horrible for single guys here.


Videogame Designers? In terms of job opportunities, I think the chance is slim in Singapore.

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Postby Tony3d » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 7:44 pm

v4jr4 wrote:Videogame Designers? In terms of job opportunities, I think the chance is slim in Singapore.


The chances are slim anywhere, either way it is going to be a whole lot of work landing a job, I am very much aware of this fact. But the simple fact is, I am 3D artist and I have to look somewhere in the world to find a job, my chances are even worse here in Arizona, and maybe a little bit better in California or up in Canada, but still not great.

I am just trying to gather information on what places could make me happy so I have a goal to work toward.

Do girls in Singapore find being a Game Artist as such a giant turn off as girls here in the United States? I have to be careful when talking to girls and tell them that I am, an artist, who happens to make videogames, and that tends to keep them from rejecting me so fast when they find out what I do...

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 9:29 pm

What is their general opinion on Videogame Designers?


Nerds like me find them hot, especially if they are responsible for the games that we play. :wink: But I'm already taken. By another nerd.

:P

Nerd girls are not rare but you have to pay attention to find one here.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:13 pm

Tony3d wrote:
v4jr4 wrote:Videogame Designers? In terms of job opportunities, I think the chance is slim in Singapore.


The chances are slim anywhere, either way it is going to be a whole lot of work landing a job, I am very much aware of this fact. But the simple fact is, I am 3D artist and I have to look somewhere in the world to find a job, my chances are even worse here in Arizona, and maybe a little bit better in California or up in Canada, but still not great.

I am just trying to gather information on what places could make me happy so I have a goal to work toward.

Do girls in Singapore find being a Game Artist as such a giant turn off as girls here in the United States? I have to be careful when talking to girls and tell them that I am, an artist, who happens to make videogames, and that tends to keep them from rejecting me so fast when they find out what I do...


If I were you, I'd worry about the Singapore government rejecting my work visa first, if a company hasn't rejected my job application yet.

I think Valve is hiring. Also, stay away from EA.


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