Barely an hour into their first date at Jurong Bird Park, an accountant took the chance to fondle his date and molested her in the park. He first tried to touch her genitals after a hug, but she stopped him. However, that did not deter him from unhooking her bra while hugging her and trying to look down her dress. When they returned to his car, he molested her again at the carpark - this time by touching her breast. Yesterday, Paul Cheng Jun Hong, 29, was sentenced to five months' jail after he pleaded guilty to molestation. The district court heard that Cheng had met his victim, a 28-year-old woman, through the online dating app, Coffee Meets Bagel. The two started chatting on July 24 last year, and Cheng tried to schedule a date with her on the same day. Although she initially refused, Cheng persisted, said Deputy Public Prosecutor Mark Yeo. The victim, who cannot be named due to a gag order, eventually agreed. He picked her up from work at about 5.30pm that day, and he suggested … [Read more...] about Accountant jailed for molesting woman on their first date
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By Kashmala Fida Star Metro Tues., April 10, 2018 EDMONTON - Faisal Hussain’s mother is counting down the days until June 1. That’s the day Hussain turns 30—and, his mother fears, his chances of meeting a girl, getting married and not dying alone will officially drop to zero. To that end, he says, she’s shown him pictures, introduced him to friends and left notes around the house scribbled with the contact information of eligible women. “They want me to be with a Muslim girl, but for me I don’t really care. Like I’m not that religious at all,” he said. “I know that my parents will be upset if I find a non-Muslim girl, so right now I’m just heavily using Muzmatch and Minder more.” Like many young people, the Edmonton IT worker is on the hunt for a partner who shares his basic world view and taste in Netflix. But as a Muslim, it’s a little more complicated. Article Continued Below In … [Read more...] about Swiping in secret: Edmonton Muslims on finding the right match through dating apps
Sheila Sim may now be married, but the actress and model still prefers to go by her maiden name, thank you very much. Since she wed banker Deon Woo, 37, in January, only a few family members have teased her with her married title, "Mrs Woo". "'It sounds like what people would call my mother-in-law," Sheila says with a laugh. "I'm definitely sticking to my own name, but I have a new couple name for us - the WooSims. It's cute, right?" Cute fits Sheila to a T: She laughs easily and heartily at our cover photo shoot at restaurant-club FOC Sentosa at Tanjong Beach. Her elfin features and down-to-earth charm make her instantly endearing, and she greets the crew with great big hugs. As one of Singapore's top models and a newlywed, Sheila, 33, is the perfect person to grace The Weekly's cover for our Love issue. Here's how she met her husband, and her advice on love, marriage, and how you know when you meet The One. Sheila met Deon on a dating app When Sheila and Deon first met on a dating … [Read more...] about Sheila Sim shares why she got engaged 6 months into dating
By Jennifer Miller The New York Times Tues., April 3, 2018 Over video, chat and text — though rarely in real life — digital dating coaches help you create a more attractive online profile, decipher your date’s cryptic text message and boost your confidence after an unsuccessful Tinder fling. These are not substitutes for a licensed therapist, but they’re convenient. “We strive for instant gratification,” said Liron Shapira, 30, co-founder of a chat-based Silicon Valley startup called Relationship Hero. “We give 24/7 service. If you want advice at 4 a.m., you can get it.” Like virtual brunch Online dating coaches have been around practically since online dating began, but their focus has shifted. In 2009, when Laurie Davis Edwards started a company called eFlirt Expert, her most popular offering was a dating “concierge” who would write client profiles, suggest potential matches and even respond to messages … [Read more...] about What can online dating coaches do for you in the Tinder era?
Sometimes people find the perfect match through a dating app and sometimes those matchmaking apps give them nightmares. A woman from London has seen the dark side of dating through social media and now she is not alone on this list.A recent survey has shown that 57 percent of women file complaints after feeling harassed via online dating sites. While the research revealed that 39 percent of Tinder users and 38 percent of OkCupid users have complained about harassment, a 23-year-old young woman Samantha dealt with a weird man named Michael, whom she found on another site Bumble.When Samantha said 'Hello' to Michael, he replied with a message where he attached a picture of another woman in underwear. According to The Tab, Michael wrote that he could meet Samantha if she could make an effort in the gym to become like the woman in the picture.The chat turned into harassment when Michael kept on hurting Samatha's feelings through his messages. The annoying man wrote to Samantha: "So I'm not … [Read more...] about Just a ‘Hello’ on dating app turns into a nightmare for this London woman