We all think we know what we like in the opposite sex, but the truth is we sometimes just settle for what we know. That’s why – in the name of exploration – TOS presents this guide to six stereotypes, and how you can get into their pants. Go on, live a little differently.
First published on 13 Apr 2010. Updated on 31 Aug 2012.
This kooky Cosplayer coasts through her day job as an executive PA or something creative in advertising. At night, when the Little Bo Peep or Lolita cossie (mask) is fitted, watch out m’lads – cutey-pie becomes seriously flirty. Not to be confused with your standard ah lian, she’s more complex-than-thou, and has some issues with trust, her body and anyone outside her too-cool-for-school subculture. But so do you – you’ll get on brilliantly. After weeks of red-faced dilly-dallying, that is. You’re a bit of a geek, and you’ve been fantasising about Cosette coming to life since forever. Word of warning, though: she’ll be complicated in bed, but when her body finally uncurls, paradise awaits.
Where to find her:
Manga muffin likes to keep with her kind. She spends weekends lurking in graphic-novel retailers like Kinokuniya (#03-50 Liang Court, 177 River Valley Rd; 6337 1300) or catching up on her reading at second-hand bookstore-cum-café Bon Goût (#01-01 The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay; 6732 5234). When she’s out for a night with friends, she’ll be found at Japanophile hangouts like Social House (#01-30 Liang Court, 177 River Valley Rd; 6333 1100).
Here’s a handy checklist: does she make her eyes up to look unusually huge? Does she wear coloured contact lenses and/or fake eyelashes along with her everyday 9-to-5 garb? Is she prone to exaggerated facial expressions? Any or all of the above are surefire bets she’s an Anime Girl.
One-liners to use:
You’ll do well to pick up some conversational Japanese. Buy the Earworms Rapid Japanese CD ($33) (www.earwormslearning.com) and learn basic phrases set to the tune of jingles. Once you’ve mastered some sentences, pluck up the courage to approach her. If you’re of a similar leaning (an anime-loving, painted-nails male), casually approach her with: ‘Kawaii, nice nails! What colour is that? Where did you get them done?’ Then compare nail-painting tips, followed by exchange of phone numbers.
Show your affection:
Find out which anime series she likes and bid for the limited-edition issue on eBay (www.ebay.com). Otherwise, a set of false eyelashes with dazzling diamanté ($41) from Shu Uemura (Tangs Beauty Hall, 390 Orchard Rd; 6734 6279) will ensure your heart will be set a-flutter every time she blinks.
Under the covers:
She’s shy by nature, so be gentle and keep her close. Get into a spoon position to ease her in; once she’s in the mood, suggest something that may enhance more pleasure – a crouching missionary position, a kneeling doggy. After that, who knows what else might come out of the closet?
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