This is a story about finally finding true love in Vietnam.
Two years ago, me and my brother Lachlan Brown were here in Saigon — both single, both alone. Since then, we’ve lived very different lives and had different experiences. Now, one of us isn’t single anymore and the other one has found true love in an unconventional way.
I shared our stories in the video below.
A quick warning: This isn’t your typical story about finding love. It covers a range of themes including finding love while traveling, using Tinder and our technology-driven consumerist society where Tinder dominates our dating lives.
Watch the video below to find out more about our journeys. If you can’t watch it right now, you can read the transcript below:
Transcript: “Finding true love in Vietnam”[00:00:13.27] Justin: This is a story about finally finding true love in Vietnam. That’s my brother Lachlan, I’m Justin. Two years ago, we were here in Saigon, both single, both alone. Now, one of us isn’t single anymore. And the other one has finally found true love. I’m going to tell you about it in this video. Stick with us.
This is not going to be a typical story about finding love. This is going to be something where I share some brutal truths about what I’ve encountered in two people’s journey to find love in Saigon.
Me and my brother, it’s very different story with different outcomes but i think that we’ve learned some very important lessons at the same time. Stick with this, we’re going to go for coffee at our favorite espresso place right now. I’m going take you to journey, and I’m going to share some of these brutal truths.[00:01:30.21] Lachlan: now we are going to one of our favorite coffee shops in the Japanese area in Saigon — come and join us. [00:01:38.10] Justin: so bro I know that two years ago we were both, well a year and a half ago, both of us two single guys in Saigon. What was your life back then? [00:01:49.28] Lachlan: That was great, living the single life and meeting new people, being free, doing whatever I want, it was good times. [00:02:14.19] Justin: Totally agree with you about single life in Saigon. It’s given me a real sense of possibility, a sense of freedom, like I can meet a lot of different people. This city has an incredible vibrancy to it and I find the people here are so open. They want to meet new people. They want to meet foreigners, it’s been a really amazing journey being single in Saigon. So I guess in my case after being single for a long time here in Saigon with the whole sense of limitless opportunities that you can always meet someone new so quickly, I realized that I was getting regular dopamine hits by meeting new people and what I was gaining an opportunity I was sacrificing in the ability to actually get to know someone at a deeper level to form a deep and meaningful connection. I realized that I’ve gone a little bit overboard and it was time to top, take stock, spend time on my own so the amount of dating that was happening in Saigon started to slow down. That’s been good.