The company merged with the Taiwan-based firm to form M17 Entertainment, the leading social entertainment company in the region.Along with its other acquisitions in social dating such as Down, Inc and Goodnight, the group’s social entertainment and dating assets jointly account for over 20 million users in Asia.Dinner is not recommended, as one of Lee’s dates found out the hard way.“I can’t say I have fantastic table manners, but he plunged his head toward his plate of spaghetti and what looked like roast duck.“This is a fun and casual way for twenty to thirty-somethings to expand their social networks without the rigorous background checks and prescreening,” says Lee.Meet as many singles as possible in a short amount of time, starting with a simple online registration process.
Instead, he went on to introducing himself like nothing had happened, ‘Hi, my name is so-and-so. “I remember one date I had where both of us knew instantly that we weren’t for each other.
“It’s a bit awkward at first,” says Lee, “But those questions help everyone get comfortable.” Good ice-breaker moves might be asking about people’s pets or jobs, topics most are ready to talk about. The most nerve-wracking part of the meal is at the end when you fill out a survey and check who you were most interested in.
Founder of matchmaking agency Dateday, Faye Wong notes, “Most of the time, guests hesitate ticking the name of their favorite candidate that same night.
What happens is the next day or so, they’ll call or email to tell me that they were actually interested in so-and-so.
My Blackberry goes off at around 10am with emails and calls from girls asking about their dates.” If you’re not one for competition, matchmaking agencies also provide one-on-one lunch or dinner dates for HK,000-10,000 per package.