Tag Archives: expectations

Correlated biases

22 Feb

A report released by an unnamed international dating agency that said Singapore women were ideal “marriage material”. Qualities of the ideal woman partner included beauty, loyalty, adherence to tradition, initiative and fluency in English. The report surveyed 1,000 men and women across five Asian countries: Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, the Philippines and Thailand.

When surveyed, a whopping 73.29 per cent of Straits Times readers disagreed with these findings. Of the 1,685 voters, half of all the voters were Singaporean men.

The verbatim responses were predictable: men said women here were “pampered”, “materialistic”, etc. Continue reading

Always assume she is different

19 Dec

It’s a wonderful thing when you meet someone and find there is much in common. The connection is amazing, and you begin to thinking about where to go from there, and wonder about the possibilities.

This is where the trouble often starts. Continue reading