For a start - ladies, listen up. If you've been cracking your brains for ideas on getting your partners to pop the almighty question, we say take a cue from the soon-to-be Mrs Nolte. A formula of sorts, here goes:
Step one: tell him about your dream holiday destination, keep going at it till you're fairly certain that he gets the drift.
Step two: drop subtle hints on your preferred choice of diamond cut [engagement ring]. Point to note - this should be done over a random conversation instead of an intentional topic of discussion.
Step three: get your boss acquainted with your partner - very crucial step, if you should need a day off [work] to be whisked away to your dream holiday destination, and be proposed to (remember step one?).
Finally, timeliness is of essence. The three-step modus operandi should be timed few months ahead of your birthday season. And if all works out, you'll find yourself back on homeland, older and wiser, and with a heavier ring finger adorned with the best sparkle and brilliance.
On marriage expectations: "I do" take #2 While it's been sometime now that news of Jamie Yeo's and her beau Thorsten Nolte's engagement have been circulated, and probably the 285th time they've been asked about their rush into matrimony - Jamie had a much-publicised split from Class95 radio deejay Glenn Ong in February last year and with the divorce proceedings still waiting to be finalized - the engaged couple are adamant that "it's the intent to get married that's important."
Jamie, 33, told xinmsn: "I'm not 23 y'know and people have to realise that divorce proceedings takes time, it will be finalized soon and our engagement doesn't mean that we've signed anything. Obviously we'll do the whole legal thing after everything is over."
Backing up his fiancée, 35-year-old Britain-born Thorsten said: "I don't follow this notion of having to set a time before you tie the knot. It's about how you feel."
Earlier newspaper reports had revealed that it won't be the first time both are walking down the aisle when they tie the knot this December after one and half years of dating - Thorsten was once married too. So, what are their expectations of a marriage, second time round?
"I think we are very compatible, and we'll always be. We give each other freedom to be who we are [and] that's very important," Jamie said. "It all boils down to compatibility."
When asked of the reasons that contributed to the breakdown of her previous marriage, Jamie, like a veteran celebrity, skirted the question in a fashionably manner, much to the amusement of her fiancé. "I don't want to exactly spell it out," she conceded.
"Ultimately it's the lack of compatibility, sometimes people go on the same journey and they get different interests. When both parties don't agree on a fundamental issue, the relationship breaks down," Thorsten concluded.
The Englishman mused on how being with Jamie brings out the best in him, he said: "It's cliché but when you actually find that, you can actually see it...that's certainly what Jamie did for me."
"And I do for you too, right?" Thorsten asked, looking to his wife-to-be for an affirmation. "Yes!" Jamie replied, guffawing. "Of course!"
On fidelity Big-news celebrity break-ups over infidelity are not uncommon and a life in the spotlight is not always a glamorous one. We asked the couple on their take on commitment - would they walk or stay if their partner strays? For a start, both concurred that "when you truly love someone, you don't stray."
"I don't tolerate infidelity. If you feel the need to cheat then clearly there's something wrong, the love isn't there," Thorsten said.
Jamie replied: "I think I'll walk out but I come back because I don't think I can live with anyone else but him."
On family planning Without missing a beat, Jamie said: "Two kids, that's what we talked about so we are not holding back, no family planning here!" (Laughs)
On future in-laws You either love them or loath them - especially mother-in-laws. According to Jamie, "treating her like a friend" is the way to stay away from discords. Even though Jamie admitted that she's yet to meet her future mother-in-law, she thinks Thorsten's mother likes her already. "His mum is very sweet, she emails me quite often," Jamie quipped.
As for Thorsten, cooking for Jamie's parents and being tech pals with his future father-in-law pretty much scored him the brownie points. "They love him," Jamie announced with pride.
On managing conflicts Almost on cue, Thorsten jumped in: "Jamie would just go over the point, like over and over again..."
"That's because I don't like to sleep angry but he's 'very guy' and goes like, 'whatever'. So obviously he doesn't see my point and I have to say it again," Jamie clarified at once.
Thorsten said: "You learn a lot of each other when you fight so I don't mind arguing. It's not nice at the time [of argument] but it ultimately brings you closer together."
On sharing common interests Eating, chilling out in Gold Class cinemas and DVD marathons on the couch are the couple's favourite pastime. The lucky lady didn't just snagged herself a charming fellow but also one who loves cooking and whipping a dish or two for his ladylove. When asked to name each other after a fruit, they said:
"Jamie would be a strawberry - sweet, light and juicy."
"Thorsten would be a peach!" (Laughs) Sensing our puzzled expressions, Thorsten offered: "Jamie's got a thing about my buttocks." Okay.