Lifestyle  Love  tips   ·   21 Jan   ·   10:01 PM   ·   2 minutes Read

How to get a Boy/Girlfriend before Chinese New Year

Source: @lunchactually and Cryssy Anne

The moment you reach a certain age, you will hear the same question at every family event including Chinese New Year. “When are you getting married?” One of the best ways to run from these types of personal questions is by showing up with a significant other! Of course, you would have to think about how you are going to get a boyfriend or girlfriend.

Don’t fret! You still have time to find that special someone or at least someone to show up with. There are plenty of options to explore before Chinese New Year as long as you are open to them!

We have a few unconventional ways of dealing with this!


Match-Making Service
Source: @lunchactually

There is no shame in asking for help! There are over five million people in Singapore so, why not make it easier for yourself and hire someone to find your soulmate for you? Lunch Actually is here to help!

The clients of Love Actually are successful professionals who are serious about finding their special someone. Since 2004, the company has been responsible for one million happy marriages! However, you have to be eligible to join as a member! If you are serious about finding your soulmate, then this will not be a problem.


K-Drama Plotline
Source: tvN

You don’t have to have an actual girlfriend or boyfriend on the actual day itself. Get yourself a friend or an acquaintance to be your fake significant other and put on a show for your family. You are probably not the only one who is stressed out about facing your family’s questions!

Your family will never know, and it will be your chance to act out a K-Drama plotline. The catch is you cannot fall in love with the other person. Unfortunately, you are not actually in a K-Drama so you have to keep it real.


Rent A Boyfriend/Girlfriend
Source: Screenshot from Bryant Luo

The last solution is to put out an ad for a fake girlfriend or boyfriend on Tinder, Bumble, or even Carousell! It is not unheard of and it is also a unique way to meet people. It gets rid of the hassle and awkward conversation about asking them to meet your family.

You will never know who will reach out! Just make sure you do not treat the person as an escort.


Whether it is a real relationship or a fake one, no one will ask too many questions when you tell them that your significant other is shy. If all else fails, we have a handy cheat sheet to fend off your nosy relatives!

Sometimes you just have to put on a thick face and smile through the comments. They are family after all. Other times, you just have to fake it till you finally find your significant other.