Kelly Lim, a 26-year-old funeral undertaker, is no stranger to the media, having been featured multiple times in interviews about her unorthodox career.
If a person you’ve expressed interest in has also swiped right on your profile, you’ll be able to chat with that person (and presumably find love).
There’s also a Super Like function (swipe upwards), where you can let someone know you’re interested in them even they make a decision about your profile.
The low-down: You fill out your personal profile on the app and state your basic preferences for a match (i.e. The app will then send you a curated match (or Bagel, as the app calls it) everyday at noon, and you can choose to Pass or Like that person.
If both of you have expressed interest in each other, a chat box will pop up for you to start chatting. The chat box is not permanent and will expire within a few days.
Based on your phone’s location settings, the app will display people who have been in the same area recently.
You can scroll through the profiles and choose to secretly like someone (the person won’t get a notification, but a chat line will open if he or she likes you too), or just put your pride on the line and openly like someone (the person will get a notification that you liked him or her).
When I met her she was distracted, really confusing and wouldn’t stop trying to discuss her strategy for getting back at him for making her jealous by openly flirting with other girls in her presence when at Zouk. What impressed me was how forward and how confident she was. Unless your daddy’s really rich and arrangements like these are right up your alley. She would drunk-call me at 2am to talk about her ridiculously difficult relationship with her Dad. I guess that says something about the both of us and why nothing actually happened in the end.
At one point she seemed to experience a true moment of emotional helpless and I felt just a little bit sorry for her. I made sure that we went dutch at the end of the night. She’d suggested, right off the bat, that she wanted to be my mistress. In any case, this experience taught me that it’s always handy to have an excuse ready. Sometimes things start to get really strange really quickly even when you don’t want or expect them to. The crash and burn (Credits) One of the great things about dating in your 20s is that chances are, you already have a sense of what turns you on (both physically and existentially) and what doesn’t. It was great while it lasted though, and I know at least that I came away with a different experience of life. The unexpected best friend (Credits) Every once in a while, as is wont to happen, the stars align to nudge you just ever so slightly into an acquaintance with someone who seems to fit your own personality like the final piece in a jigsaw puzzle.
Also, the preference filters are quite basic, so don’t expect your Bagel to be the perfect match.
Lastly, the user base in Singapore isn’t as wide as Tinder’s, so you might get the same Bagel as your friends who are also using the app. The low-down: Happn is a location-based app that shows you matches you have “crossed paths with” (because you know, serendipity).
In other words, she proposed an understanding where I would buy her things and she would provide, well, company. You sit down with someone and within 5 minutes you know if you’re going to enjoy yourself and whether the fact that she doesn’t really resemble the people she’s supposed to be in her pictures really matters or not. In theory at least, we should have been perfect for each other.