At some point in the relationship, the dreaded question surely is asked:
Me: “Do I look fat in this dress?”
Mr. Cinical: This is a question that has to be approached with sensitivity. It’s like asking me whether we have an independent judiciary*?
Me: I want an answer.
Mr. Cinical: (pauses for a long time) Answers to both questions are, I love you and all our judges are intelligent people.
*If you google “Singapore + independent + Judiciary”, I’m certain that a number of articles will come up arguing one side or the other.