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The First Date That Led Me To Another First (Also Some Tips To Ease A Blind Date)

I just came back from my recent trip to Malaysia and Singapore, and I’ve come back happily as on this trip, I just got yet another first thing that I’ve done in life.

I mean, sure… There’s always a first time for everything. But I think it’s important to actually explore things rather than just to wonder the what ifs. And for that, I’m quite glad that I’ve got this adventurous soul that opens more chances for me to the idea of something new each day.

I mean, that’s why I’m keeping this to-do-list, so I could remind myself that I need to try as many new things as I can to avoid more regrets in life. So when someone from OKC asked me out when I was in KL, I said yes.

He’s a fine guy. A psychologist who’s running his start-up business, so the fact that we’re both entrepreneurs kind of helps us to hit it off. And the fact that he’s hot… I just couldn’t say no to this invitation.

RIP Chester Bennington (1976-2017)

I just finished shower to get ready for work when I checked Instagram and found some post and instastories of Chester Bennington’s death 2 days ago. It was shocking. But not really.

I’m not a huge fan of Linkin Park, but I couldn’t deny the fact that I grew up with their music in my adolescence period. I bought at least 2 Hybrid Theory’s cassettes (yes, they were literally in the cassette version!), both with and without My December in the bonus track version.

DateHacks: 4 Favorite Dating Apps According to A Serial Dater

*Disclaimer: this post is only based on personal experience. Hence, personal opinion all over. 

I am a hopeless romantic who have tried a lot of dating apps throughout my 20s. Honestly, there were times in my life where I downloaded some random dating app just for the sake of boredom. Some led to disappointment, while other actually worked and led to a freaking good date, if not to an effin’ real romance.

Currently, I no longer have any dating app on my phone but then again I had used a few of them to fluently tell you the difference about one among the others. Do I have a sad life? No, not really. That’s why I’m here for you, buddies… To tell you stories. :p

The list of dating apps that I will write on this post is solely based on my experience only, and here I will write the apps that I like the most. But hey, in my defense… Online dating isn’t something you rarely find in this era. So, check this out!

DateHacks: How To Date An Indonesian

I got inspired to write about this last week when suddenly one of my colleagues brought up the subject. He’s a Malaysian guy struggling to find ‘the one’ through dating sites and somehow he always failed. Basically, he brought up the subject as he wanted to find the hole about what he has done wrong.

He went out on several dates, and despite the fact that some of them went well, they always ended up miserably. He made some kind of statistic for the dates he’s been through with the composition of 10% total failure, 40% gold diggers, and half of the chances he got, the dates went well but everything got dry after the date with the girls communicating less and less each day.

Being a guy as he is, he could notice the red flags. But as a human being, he is curious to find out what he has done wrong just so he can try to at least improve it if he gets another chance.

As an Indonesian girl who’s been so long since the last time I dated another Indonesian, I’ve given the perspective as myself. To my surprise, just today I had a lunch date with my old friend. And this event kind of inspired me to write about this even more.