The dating event, called Summer Love, would be held on July 8 at the Straits View Residences clubhouse at 6pm, said its organising chairman Tong Pin Lun.He said the programme is open to 50 men and 50 women and there was no age limit as long as they are unmarried.“The programme will include ice-breaking activities and three rounds of games for the participants to get to know each other.“We want to give them a platform to meet new people and hopefully find a suitable partner,” he said in a press conference.Most singles have done it at least once, and many have profiles on multiple sites, the idea being if one is good, more must be better.Speed dating, on the other hand, has been somewhat relegated to the punch line of a movie like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” or the dustbin of the early 2000s. It still exists, and if Anna Maria Basquez, founder of Denver Catholic Speed Dating & Faith Match, is right, it could be just what a jaded Catholic dater is looking for.Virginia Gay's sultry voiceover tells us they've both faced big challenges and are looking for an understanding partner. She says Johnny has a nice body and especially likes that he's covered in tattoos. Johnny and Charlotte's initial discussions show they've both experienced bullying throughout their lives. Charlotte felt uncomfortable with the massage, it appears, and doesn’t want to kiss him. "It feels like everyone will think I'm an arsehole but I want to say no," she tells the camera. To find out whether other people feel the same, I spoke with Jarrod Marrinon, who is a wheelchair user, about his dating experiences.
"Once, I was talking to this lady online for a good three months and when I asked her where she thought this was going and if she would consider taking it further, her response was a bit shocking. How are you even going to run me a bath and massage my back?Luckily, people can go to the same place for help where they go for almost everything else these days, which is the internet.In a world where Billy Eichner from “Billy on the Street” makes videos assisting staffers at prestigious magazines with their Tinder accounts, online dating is ubiquitous, acceptable, and if you’re single, basically expected.You’ll leave this fun program knowing exactly what your next steps are and how to make the most of your romantic efforts.JOHOR BARU: Those looking for love can take part in an upcoming dating programme organised by the Johor Mentri Besar Chinese affairs volunteer group in Permas Jaya here.