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Post by morenangpinay » Fri, 31 May 2013 5:38 pm

They have a new reality show entitled "It's a Date". after 3 episodes, the couple will be replaced by two new participants. The dating experts are approved by the Social Development Network.

so weird to have the government be a matchmaker :o

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Post by bgd » Fri, 31 May 2013 5:46 pm

morenangpinay wrote:
so weird to have the government be a matchmaker :o
Not at all. The govt for years have been trying to encourage the right type of Singaporeans to meet, marry and produce. The big groups of university aged kids you see in East Coast Park for example are generally part of these types of schemes.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 31 May 2013 6:02 pm

Been around for quite a while already (1984)....

http://www.news.gov.sg/public/sgpc/en/m ... 128-1.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Development_Network

Normally known as SDU - Single, Desperate and Ugly

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Post by BedokAmerican » Fri, 31 May 2013 6:20 pm

I laughed when I read this post. That TV show sounds like a load of crap. But I guess if it attracts viewers, as I'm sure it will, the "goal" will have been met.

I wonder if they'll broadcast to viewers if the couples break up after the episodes air.

These types of shows have been on in the U.S. (and probably in other countries) for at least 10 years. I watched a few when they first came out but stopped because they're all so stupid. How are people supposed to "date" while they're being followed by a camera crew? These people are probably more interested in being seen on TV and/or becoming famous than they are actually meeting someone.

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Post by Brah » Fri, 31 May 2013 9:38 pm

I never watch them so don't really know what I'm talking about, but seems to me the term "Reality Show" is an oxymoron.

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Post by the lynx » Fri, 31 May 2013 10:57 pm

Brah wrote:I never watch them so don't really know what I'm talking about, but seems to me the term "Reality Show" is an oxymoron.
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Post by Hannieroo » Fri, 31 May 2013 10:59 pm

Excellent! What channel?

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Post by morenangpinay » Sat, 01 Jun 2013 10:04 am

its over here. http://www.clicknetwork.tv/watch.aspx?c=1&p=40&v=949

i dont watch reality tv either. But the effort the government is giving to this matchmaking and dating stuff is ridiculous.

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Post by ecureilx » Sat, 01 Jun 2013 4:42 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Been around for quite a while already (1984)....

http://www.news.gov.sg/public/sgpc/en/m ... 128-1.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Development_Network

Normally known as SDU - Single, Desperate and Ugly
I forgot, years ago, there was one for Graduates (as per former PMs call of Graduates to mate with Graduates) and another Organization for non-Grads ..

Well, those were the days, when it was believed Super Educated + super Educated = Super talented baby ..

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Post by JR8 » Sat, 01 Jun 2013 6:35 pm

ecureilx wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Been around for quite a while already (1984)....

http://www.news.gov.sg/public/sgpc/en/m ... 128-1.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Development_Network

Normally known as SDU - Single, Desperate and Ugly
I forgot, years ago, there was one for Graduates (as per former PMs call of Graduates to mate with Graduates) and another Organization for non-Grads ..

Well, those were the days, when it was believed Super Educated + super Educated = Super talented baby ..

Reminds me of a lovely ex-SGn girlfriend. She got channeled off into the SDU. She left the country (rich family), and has settled in Europe > now 2 children.

She told me about the SDU, ... woo scary.

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Post by BedokAmerican » Tue, 04 Jun 2013 6:25 pm

I saw an article about this in the TODAY newspaper today. The 3 bachelors are asked the following questions:

1. If you were captain of the Love Boat and I was a passenger, where would you sail to and why?

2. If you were a magician, what trick would you use to impress me?

3. If we were stranded on a deserted island together, what would you do to keep me safe and warm?

4. If you were a handyman with a box full of emotional tools, what would you fix about yourself?

5. If you were a dessert, what desser would you be and why?

The newspaper then provides an "analysis" on each bachelor.

In my opinion, these are really dumb questions.

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 04 Jun 2013 6:55 pm

It is piteous nonsense, that treats adults like teenagers.

But hey-ho...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 04 Jun 2013 7:52 pm

What do you expect from a people who still laugh at Mr. Bean after seeing it 127 times.

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Post by Hannieroo » Tue, 04 Jun 2013 8:12 pm

There is only answer to question 3 surely? I don't think I'd be interested if he said something like knit me a sweater from coconut matting.

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 04 Jun 2013 9:35 pm

BedokAmerican wrote:I saw an article about this in the TODAY newspaper today. The 3 bachelors are asked the following questions:

1. If you were captain of the Love Boat and I was a passenger, where would you sail to and why?

2. If you were a magician, what trick would you use to impress me?

3. If we were stranded on a deserted island together, what would you do to keep me safe and warm?

4. If you were a handyman with a box full of emotional tools, what would you fix about yourself?

5. If you were a dessert, what desser would you be and why?

The newspaper then provides an "analysis" on each bachelor.

In my opinion, these are really dumb questions.
Can they get any more cloying?

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