5 Traits Southeast Asian Couples Share | Clozette

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Love and dating have their similarities across different cultures. So if you are a couple from Southeast Asia, there’s a high chance you share these 5 common traits.


1. Being in a long distance relationship

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In a survey across couples in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, it was found that almost 30% of couples in these three countries are maintaining a long distance relationship.

Over 40% of Thai couples are separated across different cities or countries, while 33% of Malaysian and 12% of Singaporean couples share this trait.

2. Quick to expect finding “The One”

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The expectation of finding “Mr. Right” or “Mrs. Right” is high in Southeast Asia. In a global survey, couples shared that on average they would expect to date around four people before being able to find the right one to settle down with.

Thais tend to have a longer search for their life partner, expecting to date an average of 4.89 persons before settling down. Malaysians average 3.68, while Singaporeans are expecting 4.01 previous relationships.

Globally, Taiwanese couples appear to be the most efficient in finding the right match, averaging only 2.9 prior relationships.

3. Let’s not wait too long to say “I Do”

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Southeast Asian couples, especially the women, prefer an early marriage. A marriage proposal is expected before couples hit their big “Three-0”.

In a global survey, couples expect to be engaged before they see their twenty-seventh birthday.

In Southeast Asia, Thai and Singaporean couples expect the big question to be popped before they turn twenty-eight. Malaysian couples expect the commitment to come a year earlier than their other Southeast Asian counterparts.

4. Let’s get on a plane!

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Traveling is a well-loved activity among couples in Southeast Asia. In a survey among couples in Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore, over 30% of respondents mentioned that they would head out for a couple trip between two to five times a year.

For some top dating spots in Asia, check out recommendations from couples in a previous article here: 5 Date Activities Couples In Asia Should Experience!

5. Favorite tunes include Pop, Asian, and the Blues!

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Couples in Southeast Asia love their music and relate a lot of it to their relationships. When asked in a survey to share what genre of music would describe their relationships best, Thai and Singaporean couples voted Asian and the Blues respectively as top music genres.

Both picked Pop as the second genre that they would use to describe their relationship. Favorite singers include Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, and Christina Perri.

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A fashion line helmed by popular Singaporean fashion blogger, Melissa Celestine Koh, Run After's debut at the recent Digital Fashion Week was a highly anticipated one. Known for her feminine, luxe, and flowy looks, Melissa's style has been resonating with the fashion community in Singapore and around the world, as evidenced by her strong social media and blog following.

Inspired by the theme “Modern Romantic,” the debut Cruise 2016 collection features classic pieces that encapsulate femininity and structure, which in a way echoes Melissa's own style as evidenced by the mix of flowy, structured, and subtly printed pieces. Keeping to simple and relatable details, the collection also features detail work, from embroidery to appliques and prints.

If you're a fan of Melissa's style, you'll be glad to know that her debut collection is exclusively on Zalora Singapore! Here are some of our favourite pieces that we can see ourselves wearing day-to-day.


Pleated Flare Maxi Skirt

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Sometimes, a bit of flow is just what we need to get through the day. And this flowy maxi skirt is definitely something for those who like a touch of dramatic twirl in their lives. See it in action in this Instagram post from Melissa.

Gathered Off-Shoulder Sleeve Dress

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Modern off-shoulder pieces are feminine and sophisticated, a grown up take on the off-shoulder peasant tops from years ago. This piece in particular favours sleek lines and structure for an all-year round city-chic look.

Gathered Sleeve Dress

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There's no better way to create a statement than with a bold structure. This black mini-dress in particular features bold and exaggerated sleeves that add shape to an otherwise standard LBD.

Checkered Carrot Pants

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Move over culottes, because carrot pants are in! Loose at the top and slightly slimming down past the knees, the carrot pants are for those who want a slimmer silhouette without compromising comfort. 

Looped Strappy Back Dress

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Sometimes, we just need to head back to the classics; and this black and white checkered strappy dress does just that. It's quaint, feminine, and simple. 

Tie-Back Side Slits Dress

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For something that's long and flowy, yet easy to incorporate into every day style, then this slit dress is a definite must-have. Grey-toned and finished off with strappy back details and side-slits, it could be our next wear-anywhere type of dress.


What's your favourite piece from Run After's Cruise 2016 Collection? Share it with us in the comments below!



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Girls' Night Out

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Business Meetings

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Date Nights

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If you’re on a more casual date, your Balenciaga purse will beautifully stand out from your laid back outfit. But if you’re opting to go a bit more glamorous, this bag will complement whatever piece of clothing you wear because of its luxurious leather material and colour.


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