by Annie Chan
Love comes in many different forms but as a matchmaker, love between 2 consenting persons is the most beautiful.
I grew up in a rather traditional family and my parents were always telling my siblings and I to study first and date later. While my friends were excitedly sharing about their boyfriends / girlfriends, I never felt complied to date! And it didn’t quite help the situation cos under the influence by a close female relative (her husband cheated on her) I kind of decided that marriage is just a piece of paper which can be superseded by another piece of paper – Divorce!
I only had a change of heart in my late 20s and decided to start dating
Boyfriend No. 1
He was a year older and works in commodity trading. His working hours followed the London market and so we kind of only saw each other in the night even on weekends. Like most couples we go to movies, dinners, drinks….but most times he preferred hanging out with his friends at the pub and he will ask me along. However, he will just leave me on my own while he joins his friends. He will get himself drunk at times and asked me to make my way home myself! Well, in the course of the relationship, I realized we have very different outlook in life and less than 1 year I called off the relationship!
Some friends say he looked like Lau Ching Wan, the Hong Kong actor!!
Boyfriend No. 2
He was a good friend and we started the relationship while he was on rebound! Quite stupid actually! But honestly, he was really very sweet and always surprises me with gifts. He was the boyfriend with the deepest pocket – a mobile phone and a branded watch were among some gifts. Well, cut the story short, girlfriend returned; they patched up; the relationship was over in less than 6 months! I kept the gifts of course J
Boyfriend No. 3
He who was to be my husband and then become my ex-husband!
I met Dennis* online. We started an online friendship; met up shortly after and soon became a couple. We saw each other 24/7 and soon after he moved in with my family. After dating for some 3 years, on the beautiful date of 040704 we got married. I was 35 which made me an “old” bride!