Well, let this article serve as a guide to you on the proper dating etiquette in Singapore.Please note that this serves as a general guide and may not apply to all Singaporeans.For example, touching or casually slapping a woman’s derriere may be considered as an attempt to insult her modesty, which is punishable by the law.
You are a single expatriate male/female in Singapore and a local woman/man catches your attention.
You are thinking of approaching him/her but you are unsure of the proper way to do so in this country.
Do not be surprised if some of these dates are organised as group dates, which involves other couples, usually friends, together with you.
This is quite a common practice in Singapore as group dates allows one to get to know his/her date while maintaining a safe space to prevent unwanted situations.
” (again, if you have been seriously dating that is).
So it’s best to remember to smile and politely address or field those questions.
Generally, in Singapore, it is acceptable to chat the member of the opposite sex up and subsequently exchange numbers.
In Singapore, while it is more common for a man to make the first move, it is also acceptable (and in some cases, liked) if a woman makes the first move.
In some of these cases, the expats were served with a fine, ranging from a few hundred to a few thousands.
It is best to be familiar with your local date and understand the limits they may or may not have on touching during dates.
Often, Singaporeans are more readily to accept dates after knowing a bit more about the person, be it a fellow local or an expat.