I didn’t mind taking the initiative to message guys I was interested in, asking about their hobbies or profiles. When guys messaged me, I’d only respond to those who asked about my interests – travelling, reading and cooking.
For this initial number of users who successfully use the propose-a-date feature and get a confirmed date, Lunch Click will cover the cost of their meals (up to $50 for 2 people) at its partner restaurants.
Lunch Click, which is now available for download at the Apple App Store and Google Play, is part of Lunch Actually Group and is supported by an in-house team of developers and Violet’s over a decade of matchmaking experience.
After working and studying in London for three and a half years, I returned to Singapore in 1998, aged 25. I had a limited social life back in the UK – my colleagues were attached or married, and my Asian friends had gone home to their respective countries – so I spent many weekends by myself. Online dating was coming into fashion, and I was excited about giving this new avenue a shot.
A friend introduced me to dating site Asia Friendfinder, which connects Asian singles online for US$50 a month.
Lunch Click bills itself as Singapore’s first dating app with female-centric features for safe dates and post-date feedback.
It also boasts of being the first app in Asia that actually facilitates the arrangement process from the getting-to-know phase to the actual date.Lunch Click also helps protect women’s privacy, with female-friendly features which deter men from frequent swiping or clicking ‘Like’ repeatedly, just to accumulate ‘likes’, having little regard for the other party’s photos and profiles.Women often are unhappy at receiving inappropriate messages containing sexual content, and messages from men who claim to be single when they are not.It wasn’t cheap, but I figured it was a worthy investment.A pioneer in online dating Being one of the first among my friends to try online dating, I felt like a trailblazer!We realise that even though there is a plethora of dating apps in the market, none of the dating apps target serious daters, and effectively help to bring the users from online to offline,” says Violet.