Lifestyle writer Daphne Ng speaks to Amal Nadiah Ghazali about her debut novel Dumped, which retells stories of her breakups, mishaps, and misadventures. Read on to find out what the author thinks about the local dating scene, emotional baggage, and the first book that made her cry.
What are your thoughts on the rise of dating apps and the dating scene in Malaysia?
I recently had a conversation with one of the founders of a local online dating hub and I was amazed by the fact that it’s an actual industry! Personally, I have never tried a dating app as I always prefer a more organic way of meeting people. But I have friends who venture into them and have met wonderful people and had meaningful experiences. I have a huge amount of respect for bravery and being bold [to go] after what you want in life.