GaiGai Events: What to Expect

Navigating GaiGai Events: Attire, Activities, and Essentials

  • Navigating Intentions and Expectations at Our Singles Event

At our event, singles gather with various intentions in mind. While some attendees may seek meaningful connections for friendship, others are open to exploring romantic possibilities. It’s important to recognize that each individual arrives with their own unique purpose. While the atmosphere encourages mingling, it’s essential to understand that finding a romantic partner may not happen instantly or at a single event. Building relationships takes time and patience, and our event provides a platform for initial connections to blossom naturally over time.

  • A Breakdown of Events Flow

After registration,  you will have the opportunity to engage in icebreaking activities designed to foster connections. Throughout the event, structured conversations and rotations, facilitated by table cards, will encourage interaction among attendees. Towards the end, a feedback form will be provided to gather insights, followed by a period of relaxed mingling. Please note that the itinerary may vary depending on the particular event

  • Attire Tips and What to Bring

Attire Guidance: We kindly request that attendees dress appropriately for both the weather and the occasion. Keep in mind that you’ll be meeting new people, and your fashion and grooming choices can significantly impact first impressions. We advise against overly revealing or excessively thick clothing to ensure comfort and safety.

For gentlemen participating in events featuring table rotations, we suggest avoiding large bags to prevent inconvenience. Additionally, if you anticipate needing technological devices such as portable chargers, please remember to bring them along, as they will not be provided at the event.

Who will you meet

1. Individuals eager to forge meaningful connections.

2. Attendees simply seeking to enjoy the event atmosphere.

3. Singles interested in broadening their social network for engaging activities.

After the Event: Contact Exchange and Follow-Up Calls

Contact Exchange Policy: We can help to exchange contact details with another participant if the other party gives their consent, and if we can identify the person. We would however like to heavily encourage you to at least know their name or to ask it at the event itself. 

What We Don’t Facilitate: We do not support the set up of any group chats such as Telegrams groups nor will we give the whole contact list to any particular individual 

Post-Event Follow-Up: After the event you will be contacted via a call by our relationship managers to better understand how you felt about the event and also an invitation to a free consultation session for 1-1 dates.

Who might not find GaiGai events the best fit

  1. If you’re seeking an immediate partnership following the event, we recommend exploring our 1-1 dating service.
  2. For those with specific deal breakers or particular requirements for potential matches, 1-1 dating offers a tailored approach.
  3. Individuals seeking high levels of compatibility matching.
  4. Those who prefer to socialize with a select group of individuals and have specific preferences across industries.

Compatibility vs Chemistry: Which Is More Important in Love?

Do you know the difference between compatibility and chemistry?

In love and dating, these two concepts are often confused. People think that if they have chemistry with someone, they’re automatically compatible. But that’s not always the case.

In this article, we’ll break down the difference between compatibility and chemistry, as well as their pros and cons, so you can decide which is more important to you.

What Is Compatibility?

Jigsaw puzzle. Compatibility is like 2 pieces of a jigsaw puzzle fitting together.

In relationships, compatibility is key. What do we mean by compatibility?

Basically, it’s how well you and your partner mesh together. Do you have the same interests? The same values? Are you able to communicate well with each other?

These are all important questions to ask yourself before getting serious with someone. Why? Because if you’re not compatible, you’re going to have a lot of problems down the road.

What Is Chemistry?

Good chemistry causes a spark.

Chemistry is all about that elusive spark—that something that makes you feel alive when you’re around the person. It’s hard to describe, but you just know it when you feel it. You might be compatible with someone on paper, but that doesn’t mean you have chemistry. You only know whether you have chemistry with someone once you spend sufficient time with them.

Compatibility vs Chemistry: Pros and Cons

A weighing scale suggests you need to find the right balance of pros and cons for yourself.



You can quantify compatibility by looking at factors like interests, beliefs, and goals.

Can Lack Natural Passion:
If the couple does not put in effort to maintain romance, the relationship can be monotonous and boring.

A good foundation of compatibility can make a relationship more consistent. This is the basis for a committed relationship.

May Not be Love at First Sight:
The couple will have to grow their love for each other over time.

Meaningful Conversations:
People who are compatible tend to delve into deeper conversations more quickly. Such conversations will also result in a stronger bond.
Lack of Polarity:
Attraction can happen on other levels, but there may be little polarity (attraction of opposites). 



Chemistry can be intense and passionate.

Be Prepared for The Lows:
Chemistry can be a roller coaster ride, with a lot of highs and lows. It will not be very pleasant when the lows hit.

The Spark:
Chemistry can make you feel alive, especially in the beginning.

Chemistry, with the absence of compatibility, can lead to drama and instability.

Can Overcome Odds:
Chemistry can help you be less critical of the other person’s shortcomings as no one is perfect. 
Blind to His/Her True Colours:
Chemistry is a high that can be blinding. It can make it difficult to see the other party for who they really are.

Why Compatibility Is More Important Than Chemistry

So, which is more important in love? Compatibility or chemistry? It’s safe to say that both are important, and you need both of them to have a stable and romantic relationship.

However, if we had to choose one to prioritise when in the dating market, we’d say compatibility is more important than chemistry. Let us explain why.

#1 Reason

Prioritising Compatibility is More Practical

Image of couple art. Compatibility

Compatibility gives you a higher chance for a committed relationship. Sure, if you’re only interested in casual flings now, then prioritising chemistry would be common sense. However, for many people who are interested in a long-term, committed relationship, compatibility is an easy choice.

Compatibility paves the way for a successful relationship via mutual, effective communication, and a natural appreciation for each other that will grow with time. This is not to say that you can’t have a committed relationship with someone you have chemistry with –  it’s just that it’s harder to maintain a relationship with just chemistry alone. Which comes to our second point…

#2 Reason

Prioritising Compatibility is More Sustainable

Image of couple art. Compatibility

If you want to make a long-term relationship work with just chemistry and little compatibility, be prepared to work hard to overcome many obstacles.

When a couple has little compatibility, many arguments and misunderstandings may arise due to the differences in values, beliefs, life goals, or even just the way they speak. This means that in order for the relationship to survive, both parties must be willing and mature enough to resolve arguments amiably and be able to put themselves in each other’s shoes.

If that sounds like too much work for you, then it may be better to look for someone who is more compatible with you. 

#3 Reason

Chemistry is Fleeting 

Image of broken heart. Happens when a spark fades due to fleeting chemistry alone.

Chemistry might fade. Alone, it is all about feelings, and those feelings can change on a dime, especially if and once you find out that the other party is rarely on the same page as you.

But compatibility is based on factors like shared values and goals, which are much more stable and long-lasting as our outlook on life tends to solidify once we reach a certain stage in adulthood.


In dating and love, both compatibility and chemistry are important. The best case scenario is when you find a date or partner whom you are both compatible and have chemistry with.

However, we don’t always get the best case scenario. 

Therefore, in our opinion, compatibility is more important to prioritise if you’re in the dating market. After all, you can’t build a strong relationship on chemistry alone – you need to be compatible too.

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Want to skip the tedious work of finding a date you’re compatible with?

>>Click here to sign up for a FREE profiling session to find out if there are profiles in our database that are compatible with yours.

Want to join a GaiGai Event?

We typically host 2 events per month.

>>Click here to check out our latest events.

Event Recap: Singles Craft Workshop [GaiGai X The Rainbow Artisan]


Last Friday night, our GaiGai team held a Singles Craft Workshop Event at Goodman Arts Centre. We collaborated with The Rainbow Artisan to host this Singles Meet Event.

Our team controlled the number of participants and gender ratio to allow for 1-1 matching in this small-scale event.

Matching Based on Love Languages by GaiGai

Every participant got a custom sheet explaining their match.

Prior to attending the event, we individually contacted participants to complete an in-depth love language quiz to determine their top love languages (Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Physical Touch, Acts of Service, and Receiving Gifts). This allowed our team to match participants up as craft partners for the workshop according to their specific love language scores.

On the day of the workshop, each participant received a personalised sheet pack explaining who they got matched with. We also included several infographics (not shown here) in the sheet pack as part of the GaiGai event experience.

Jesmonite Holder Craft by The Rainbow Artisan

Featuring pictures of some of the participants' creations for the GaiGai event.

Alice from The Rainbow Artisan hosted the crafting part of the workshop. She guided participants step-by-step on how to create phone or card holders. Each participant decided on their own mould, design, and colours. Some decided on a swirl-style, while others created a terrazzo-style holder.

The holders were created using jesmonite. Jesmonite is a safe and toxic-free water-based acrylic resin. It is an eco-friendly and versatile material because it can replicate a diverse range of textures, and create a wide variety of products.

What Participants Got Out of the Event

Each GaiGai event participant got:
-their own individual phone or card holder
-1 to 1 matching 
-time to mingle with all the other participants 
-mini personalised profile packs with infographics

Our team structured the event so that participants would get 1-1 time with their craft partners, and opportunities to get to know all the other participants. Everyone got to take home their polished creations in a cute bag.

Overall Rating by Participants: 4.5/5

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Want to join a GaiGai Event?

We typically host 2 events per month.

>>Click here to check out our latest events.

Want to learn more about love languages?

>>Click here to check out our blog post on the 5 love languages.

Looking to get matched to a compatible partner according to your preferences?

>>Click here to sign up for a FREE profiling session to find out how.

Love Languages – How to Communicate Your Love Effectively

The 5 Love Languages

What are the 5 Love Languages?

The 5 Love Languages are:
Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Acts of Service, Gift Giving, and Physical Touch.

The five love languages are five different ways of expressing and receiving loveNot everyone communicates love in the same way. Similarly, we all have different ways we prefer to receive love. Everyone can learn to appreciate and accept a bit of each love language, but the majority of us tend to lean towards 1 or 2.

*This concept of love languages was developed by Gary Chapman, Ph.D., in his book ‘The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts’.

Why is it Important to Know This?

Two people who have different love languages will need to find ways to communicate their love for each other effectively.

Understanding the 5 love languages will improve our relationships IF we apply the information in a fruitful way. By knowing the 5 love languages and how to express each of them, you can:

  1. Communicate your needs clearly
  2. Learn to compromise if you and your partner have different love languages
  3. Adjust the way you show your love so your partner responds in a positive way

Breakdown of the 5 Love Languages

Let’s go in depth on the 5 love languages and share the DOs and DON’Ts of each love language.

1) Words of Affirmation

Words mean a lot if your partner has this love language.

If your love language is Words of Affirmation...
You should say, "Thanks for taking the garbage out. Love you!". 
You should not say, "It's about time you took the garbage out. The flies were going to carry it out for you."
Compliment them oftenSpeaking in a harsh tone 
Make them feel appreciated even for the smallest thingsUsing insults, trash talk and criticism
Use positive language to build up the other personPutting your partner down in front of other people

2) Acts of Service

Your partner might have this love language if their motto is “Actions speak louder than words”.

Examples of the love language, Acts of Service, would be washing the dishes and giving your partner a massage.
❤️DOs 💔DON’Ts
Show that you are more than glad to help them outActing burdened or grumbling while helping
Take initiativeLeaving most of the chores to them
Carry out such acts with a smileNot following through your promise of helping them 

3) Gift Giving

This love language isn’t necessarily materialistic. It just means that a meaningful or thoughtful gift makes your partner feel loved and appreciated.

Examples of the love language, Gift Giving, would be writing a note or card, or giving your partner a present.
❤️DOs 💔DON’Ts
Gift sentimental gifts (ie something handmade)Forgetting to bring even a small gift on special occasions
Take note of your partner’s interests and gift something according to thatGiving thoughtless gifts
Wrap up gifts nicely and even write a card to go along with itNot listening to requests, suggestions or “hints”

4) Physical Touch

To people with this love language, nothing is more impactful than the physical touch of their partner.

Examples of the love language, physical touch, would be hugging or holding hands.
❤️DOs 💔DON’Ts
Give regular hugs and kissesBeing physically abusive
(You should never do this no matter what!)
Initiate physical contact
(ie holding hands)
Neglecting your partner or being physically cold
Stay close to them physically on datesRejecting them when they initiate physical contact

5) Quality Time

If this is your partner’s primary language, they don’t just want to be included during this period of time, they want to be the center of your attention.
Examples of the love language, quality time, would be spending time together at a table, chatting and drinking. You can also talk to each other on the phone late at night if you're too busy to meet up.
❤️DOs 💔DON’Ts
Stay present with your partner Not listening when they speak
Show that you are actively listening to them with your eye contact and body language Being distracted when you are doing something together, such as using your phone
Respond when they tell you somethingNot making time regularly to meet up with them

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Need more tips or examples for the love language, ‘Acts of Service’?

>>Click here to check out our TikTok video for new tips and ideas to express your love.

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>>Click here to check out our Instagram post for 10 examples you can choose from.

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Do Looks Matter in Dating & Relationships?

Is physical attractiveness an essential aspect of a relationship? How many of us still believe that a healthy relationship is based solely on love? Truth be told, it is in fact crucial to pay attention to your looks as you attempt to create that spark to enhance your appeal. 

When you first meet or date someone, you’re generally attracted to them at first through physical attraction, and only then by getting to know them better on an emotional and intellectual level do people connect further. As cliche as it may sound, the physical appearance of a person does matter, and science has indicated that people do have specific type preferences. Such is the way our brains are wired, we are always attracted by everything attractive and appealing in the beginning, and only delve into the specifics when we get to know a certain person better. 

That being said, this is not a mandate to only date those with show stopping looks. For any relationship to succeed, mutual attraction must exist, and that does come with some effort on the individual’s part to speak and dress well. This is where professional image consultation and relationship advice come in. 

What is an Image Consultant?

Experts that help customers improve their personal image are known as image consultants. They evaluate, improve, and update their clients’ image to guarantee that their appearance aligns with their objectives. Image consultants and dating coaches use a combination of psychology and fashion to help people enhance their looks, personal conduct, and communication skills. 

Style evaluation, shopping, colour analysis, wardrobe revisions, and etiquette instruction are just a few of the services provided by image consultants. Your nonverbal conduct and interpersonal communication abilities will also be improved and fine-tuned by image experts.

Benefits of Using an Image Consultant

It’s crucial to develop a professional image for your personal brand. You’ll want to make the best first impression possible when meeting someone and ensure that you portray the correct persona. A professional image consultant in Singapore can assist you with that. An image consultant can also help you achieve a refreshed image that is still faithful to who you truly are. Working with an image consultant has several advantages.


An image consultant will always give you honest and constructive feedback. We all need a little nudge to pull us out of our comfort zones to try new things now and then. Not many people like hearing the truth about their appearances, but it’s the push they’ll need towards a new direction.


An image consultant can assist you in discovering your most fabulous self, internally and externally. Together with the image consultant, you’ll discover how to dress up in a way that faithfully and tastefully expresses who you are. They will ensure that you become your best self, regardless of your choice of style.

Perfect Your Style

As mentioned above, a professional image consultant in Singapore can assist you in developing your own unique style. We can assist you in various aspects of personal grooming, guide you on bettering your social skills to elevate your personal brand, as well as understanding what makes you tick and explore how you can work towards improving yourself to appeal to different individuals, one of them could well be your future significant other! 

Boost Your Self-Confidence

It can be a challenge for you when it comes to preparing for a date. Even more so when your aim is to win the heart of that person you are going out with, and naturally you’ll develop the jitters. An image consultant can help you boost your confidence by guiding you on what to say and do when meeting someone special. It’s especially vital when meeting someone for the first time, as you need your appearance and confidence to shine, lest the first date gets derailed.

Improve Your Wardrobe

You’ll probably want to refresh your wardrobe before you enter the dating scene. An image consultant can help you update or overhaul your existing clothes, in fact, when you look good, you’ll naturally feel good, and your confidence will naturally emerge. Do note that you don’t have to splurge on new clothes to update your appearance. With the help of the image consultant, you can work with what you already have before deciding on what to fine tune or change out. However, our image consultants can also help you put together outfits for important and/or special occasions. For moments like these, you won’t have to fret much as your image consultant is on task to assist you to dress for the occasion.  

Look Good and Feel Confident

Through the years, we have been assisting our clients to look their very best. Our image stylists understand what will look good based on the different body types and can assist you in putting together a wardrobe that will make you feel confident and fashionable. Contact us today to book an appointment with a professional image consultant!

How a Dating Coach Can Help Spice Up Your Love Life

People who are not in a romantic relationship are at an all-time high. Not only are there more single individuals than ever before in history, loneliness is also on the rise.  

In today’s environment, dating is complicated, but it doesn’t mean you can’t succeed in finding that significant other. With the aid of a dating coach in Singapore, you can avoid committing dating mistakes and enjoy a fun and engaging process in looking for your future significant other. We’re committed to forming a solid, collaborative partnership with you to help you reach your dating goals.

What Does a Dating Coach Do?

“Be confident and have fun” is one of the most common dating advice you’ll hear. It’s difficult to be confident when you’re burnt out and disillusioned, having experienced some bad dates. A dating coach can help you become more confident and enable you to be more self assured on your future dates. You might think that a dating coach’s only job is to simply whisper in your ears the correct things to say while you’re on a date to impress the person you’re going out with, but that is simply not the case. 

In fact, a dating coach’s job entails much more. Their role is to assist you in overcoming any self-doubt, and dating-related anxiety or dread. They are experienced and skilled in identifying patterns that aren’t in line with your relationship seeking goals in order to put you on the right path towards dating bliss. The main objective here is to assist you in overcoming self-defeating ideas and actions.

Benefits of a Dating Coach

It’s not just about being clueless in the dating scene that makes people want to go engage the services of a dating coach. In fact, it’s akin to hiring a personal fitness trainer to help you achieve better results through a more detailed training programme as compared to what you can achieve on your own. You don’t have to be terrible at dating to seek expert help.  

There’s always the possibility of attaining positive results with expert coaching. However, it entails a great amount of internal labour whereby you work towards bettering yourself and your thought processes. To see positive results in your dating life, you must be willing to make changes. Here are some ways our dating coaches can assist in improving your dating abilities.

Understanding Your Requirements 

Through our premium dating services, we will first profile you by understanding your unique requirements, communication style, and other preferences. We then proceed to screen all potential dates in person to ensure that they are what you’re looking for, it’s almost like us going on that very first date for you. We will then match you with potential dates that share your values and passions.

Tailoring Your Dating Approach

In dating and relationships, unconscious behaviour patterns are complicated and unique to each individual. Your ingrained habits and beliefs may lead you to pick the same type of person repeatedly even if they are wrong for you, and the end result is always the same, a bad outcome. However, with a dating coach, he or she can assist in identifying, understanding, and mitigating these potential stumbling blocks that are impediments to you being successful in finding that special someone. 

Managing Dating Anxieties 

Even the most self-assured individual may experience some dating-related apprehension. Everything from what you should chat about on a first date to how to ask for a second date might make your stomach turn and your hands sweat. A dating coach in Singapore can help you manage the different aspects of dating that cause you anxiety and answer questions you might have, be it what to say or what to do when meeting a person for the first time.

Boosting Your Self-Confidence

A lack of confidence might hamper dating success. Working with a dating coach can help you reassess your thought process so that you will look at things from a fresh perspective once you’ve identified the source of your worries. A professional dating service in Singapore can assist you in identifying the key messages and ideas that make you feel insecure about yourself and remove those limiting beliefs that might prevent you from progressing.

Your Journey to Love Starts with You

A dating coach can offer you the skills and support you’ll need to succeed in dating, with the coach assessing your situation, working with you to create goals, aiding you in overcoming obstacles, and devising strategies to help you reach those goals. But ultimately the journey in finding your significant other lies in you changing yourself, and with the above mentioned and the expert guidance of our dating coaches, you’re on the right track.

Get in the Dating Game

GaiGai is the leading dating and matchmaking service provider in Singapore. Contact us for a personalised dating consultation session and begin your dating journey the right way. Kindly note that GaiGai’s professional dating service in Singapore is strictly for legally single persons over the age of 21.

Exploring Interracial Dating in Singapore

Falling in love with “THE ONE” is one of the best feelings we could ever experience. So you’ve started dating someone of a different ethnicity from you; but how do you navigate through this relationship? Well, there aren’t any specific rules when it comes to falling in love, but there are differences between people of different ethnicities, and as with any two individuals in a relationship, there’s bound to be some friction, even more so if they are from different backgrounds. 

Love is not bound to the similarities we might have with our partners. On the contrary, acknowledging and embracing our differences can help us grow and strengthen the relationship. Often love just happens; it is a natural connection built from the initial encounter. No matter what ethnicity you or your partner are of, you can make it work. Love is love – plain and simple. GaiGai stands by this philosophy and shares a few tips on exploring interracial dating in Singapore. 

Love Sees Beyond Differences

The beginning of a relationship seems magnificent, magical, and flawless. At first, every activity we do with the person we love feels new and invigorating. However, differences between two people in a relationship can cause disagreements, tension, and conflict. These differences can specifically arise from interracial relationships due to different cultures, customs, values, and perceptions.

Interracial dating, like any other relationship, can be an exciting time to learn about someone’s life and all the things they enjoy. Getting to know someone for all their quirks, habits, and passions can be very exhilarating when starting a new relationship. For interracial couples, this can be the perfect opportunity to learn about a different culture and its customs and traditions apart from your own. 

A Wonderful Love Story

Introducing a new person into our life, like a romantic interest, can offer us fresh new perspectives. Often, we are used to our normal routine of our own lifestyles, viewing the world according to our own beliefs and going to the same places. 

But, when we meet someone that we really like and explore new places and situations and try out new things and activities with them, they offer a whole new world for us to engage in. For instance, dating someone from a different ethnic or cultural background can allow us to try new foods, experience new customs, learn about other beliefs, and celebrate new festivals.

At first, teething issues might arise, and with it comes misunderstandings and conflict between you and your partner, but you could use these situations to expand your horizon and deeply understand your partner’s culture and values. In addition, your partner could encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and experience life differently according to their customs and traditions.   

If these differences prove to be a challenge for your relationship, GaiGai offers professional relationship advice to help you navigate interracial dating in Singapore. 

What the Professionals Have to Say

By navigating interracial relationships with an open mind, you and your partner can better understand and respect one another’s traditions, customs, values, and beliefs in order to accommodate each of your cultures within the relationship. Sometimes, cultural differences can cause a few hiccups in a relationship when there are disagreements about different beliefs and customs. However, it also allows you to understand another ethnicity’s culture and traditions, which can broaden your life in ways you never thought, such as new customs and beliefs that may not have been considered or experienced before. 

Many interracial couples say they have learnt that their differences make the relationship stronger. From their personal experiences, learning about someone else’s culture and customs makes the connection stronger. These differences also make the relationship more interesting and exciting because you’ll learn something new about someone you wouldn’t have known otherwise. Interracial couples also say that sharing their own culture, customs, and history has made them feel prouder about their own heritage.  

Final Thoughts

When starting a new relationship with someone of a different ethnicity, there may be some conflict between traditions, customs, beliefs, culture, and values. But, should one commit to interracial dating in Singapore, he or she needs to have an open mind to learn about and understand the significant other’s cultural background and beliefs, and that helps foster mutual respect and love.

GaiGai offers professional relationship advice and expert relationship coaching in Singapore. Whether you need help exploring interracial dating or any other amazing dating experiences, GaiGai is there to help. 

Can Love & Commitment Happen Naturally With Matchmaking?

When you first meet someone, it may not be easy to tell if you’re compatible or not. To get a better idea, you will plan a few more dates. After a few dates and getting to know one another a bit better, you start to realise what you like about them and if there’s any compatibility. Maybe a while later, you start to notice that these feelings you have are starting to build and cascade into something deeper. You begin to recognise that the world seems a little bit brighter since you met them or that a smile unexpectedly creeps upon your face every time you see them. 

These feelings then begin to grow into love and commitment naturally, and you proclaim that they are your significant other. Some may doubt that love and commitment can happen naturally with matchmaking since the person you meet is a planned situation. However, GaiGai, an accredited matchmaking agency in Singapore, believes that love and commitment can happen naturally after the initial matchmaking meeting, and here is why. 

Relationships Happen in Stages  

Love seems like an unpredictable event that is entirely different for every couple. However, love and commitment naturally grow according to certain similarities that are identifiable in every relationship. 

There are four stages to every relationship according to matchmaking professionals in Singapore: 

  1. Introductory Attraction 
  2. Growing Interest 
  3. Establishing a Relationship 
  4. Mutual Commitment

The Introductory Attraction 

The first stage of a relationship is the introduction, such as a date or first encounter. This phase starts the relationship, which could progress into a commitment. The introduction can happen in various ways. It can happen by meeting someone randomly at a bar, grocery store, or work. You can also meet someone for a pre-planned date via a friend, family member or a matchmaking service

No matter how you meet them, this is when the attraction is determined. After seeing them, you may feel attracted to them. Once you start chatting to them, you can determine whether you’re compatible or not. If these indicators are positive, you should plan a second date where you could naturally progress into the next stage.

Growing Interest 

The second stage is the most exciting phase of a relationship for most people. This is the space where you get to know one another better and feel the attraction growing. The initial attraction may be for their physical appearances, such as their eyes, smile, or physique. 

Over time, you will become interested in the things they enjoy, their stories, and their experiences. Then, you begin “falling in love” or becoming attracted to the person they are, such as their characteristics and attributes. 

After a few weeks or months, depending on your feelings, the connection is strong enough to move on to the next stage. 

Establishing a Relationship 

As feelings grow and your connection becomes more profound, you establish a relationship. The next natural stage of a relationship is having the couple discussion. This may be a pre-planned discussion or a natural chat that just happens about whether you are an exclusive couple or not. Either way, you decide that things are working between the two of you, and you want to be together in a more committed way.


The final natural stage of a relationship is commitment. Once you have an established intimate relationship, you begin focusing on your commitment to one another. You understand each other’s value systems, beliefs, and boundaries at this stage. You have open discussions about mutual understanding of what you expect from one another in terms of the relationship. 

You commit to one another because you love each other, and you want to spend your time and energy building a relationship. This stage can naturally lead to engagement, marriage, cohabiting or deciding to spend the rest of your lives with that person. 

Flow-Through the Stages with Matchmaking

No matter how you meet your person, relationships can progress naturally from an initial introduction and attraction to intimacy, a relationship, love and commitment. 

Suppose you would like to meet someone who would match you during the introductory phase. In that case, GaiGai is a matchmaking agency in Singapore that provides ideal matchmaking services and professional dating advice. 

GaiGai Cable Car Dating Breaks Singapore Record

Then there’s GaiGai – a sort of bespoke offline matchmaking service that guarantees they’ll find you someone based on your preferences. “But what’s the difference between this and traditional matchmaking services?”, you’ll ask.

Well, GaiGai is affiliated to their quick-fire, right-swiping sister application, Paktor. And if you’re familiar with Tinder and Paktor, you know it’s pretty much like how insurance companies work; it’s all based upon the law of large numbers.