Violet Lim saw a business opportunity in the competitive world where the lives of busy professionals revolve around work and the boardroom.Further observation of her family, friends and colleagues who complained about having little time for love due to their busy schedules convinced Violet even more and led her to set up her own matchmaking company called Lunch Actually in 2004 with her then fiancé, now husband Mr Jamie Lee.
Dating apps may have become an increasingly attractive platform for singles, but the idea of joining a dating agency and enlisting a professional matchmaker to help find that special someone still strikes a chord with some in Singapore.SINGAPORE: It was about four years ago when Mr John Gan* first thought about settling down after seeing his close friends getting hitched and starting their own families.As a male, I never felt like I had any choice in my preferences.Like I was just pimped out to women to fulfill their status or intellectual desires.It's a very extreme ideal to expect people to disregard looks. I thought he would be rejected by most of the women. It is likely that because Lunch Actually has more female clients than males, that they cater more to women.
PROFESSIONAL & DEDICATED DATING CONSULTANTSDuring your initial consultation with us at our office, your dating consultant will get to know you on a personal level and encourage you to share with her about your lifestyle, character and requirements so that she will be able to match you up with someone who’s well-suited to you.
Enter Lunch Click, the first female-centric app in Singapore designed to solve the problems that women face whilst using mobile apps, and to give them a better dating experience.
INDUSTRY RECOGNITION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUNDThe first Asian to be certified by the Matchmaking Institute in New York City, Violet has gained tremendous insight into the dating and matchmaking industry and is the pioneer in her field.
But as thoughts of leaving the singles club emerged, the 33-year-old nurse realised that a dwindling social circle stood in his way.
Having spent “little time and effort on dating in the past”, the Singaporean decided it was time to change things.
They will pretend to listen to you, but when the match comes, it doesn't come close.