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Making Conversations in Singapore

There is a perfect time and place for everything and despite your innocent intentions of making a new friend or at least a new acquaintance, it might not go so well if you don’t do it right. The western and the Asian style of dating are naturally very different but Singapore on the other hand cannot be categorized as any of these two. The dating game is constantly changing as culture is changing and it is only natural that we adapt to the changes around us to survive.

Here are a few ways to make your approach to Singaporeans a little more effective.

1. Time, place, and person

As the starting of the article says, there is a time and place for everything and this specifically means that there are places wherein interaction just doesn’t work no matter how hard you want it. Like for example, trying to start a conversation at the MRT station at six in the morning would be a terrible idea as everyone is busy getting to work and instead of being able to make a friend.

You might get the cold shoulder or another type of negative response. Approaching people at a social place like a bar or maybe even a park after hours increases your chance of making a friend just because you are inserting yourself when they are unoccupied and available.

2. Friendly but structured

Being friendly is always a good idea but being a bit too friendly might make you come off as a bit of a creep and frankly nobody wants that. Being friendly but structured means that your conversation should be entertaining but your intentions should be clear.

Of course do not come off too hard as it might just give off the creepy vibe even more. Starting with a basic “hi” then later on going to the introduction then making your motive clear that you want to make a friend is a great idea to build a connection as Singaporeans aren’t that big of a fan of overly casual conversations

3. Etiquette

Becoming a friend is quite simple as long as you do not try to push any boundaries and Singaporeans tend to have this sort of conduct wherein it is okay to say this and not okay to say that. Making sure that you keep yourself respectful, polite, but also entertaining is the best way to go. You can always have a little fun as long as you don’t step over any boundaries.

Making a friend in Singapore isn’t that hard if you direct your efforts in the right path. Who knows, you might make a great friend in Singapore today.