About the Author

VIOLET LIM is a real-life modern matchmaker who has founded multiple multi-national dating businesses since 2004. She is also the Executive Director of Matchmaking Institute, South East Asia where she trains other matchmakers to help singles find love. Violet has been featured on ABC News 20/20, Bloomberg, CNBC Asia, CNN Go, Channel News Asia, USA Today, TV Tokyo and Singapore’s National Day Video 2005 as one of Singapore’s most aspiring people. She is an acknowledged relationship expert and dating coach with her own magazine columns. Violet is happily married and with two young children.

VioletLim.com | Diary of a Modern Day Matchmaker

This is Violet personal blog where she talks about dating, relationships and her views on life.  In 2010, Violet’s blog was voted Singapore’s most insightful blog in the Singapore Blog Awards. 

To visit Violet’s award winning blog, go to http://www.violetlim.com

More details on the dating businesses and services that Violet co-founded are below.

Lunch Actually | Asia’s First and Largest Lunch Dating Company 

LUNCH Actually is Asia’s first lunch dating specialist who arranges fun and quality dates for busy, pro-active single professionals in a discreet, fun and no pressure environment. Launched in Singapore in April 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in September 2005 and Hong Kong in April 2008, the service aims to provide a safe, convenient and non-intimidating avenue for busy professionals to meet like-minded people.

The clients are single and successful professionals who are seriously looking for that special someone but due to their hectic lives-are unable to find them! The database is full of open-minded managers, executives, directors, administrators, lawyers, accountants, doctors, and entrepreneurs who are now looking to get more from life than just work. 

To date, Lunch Actually have sent out over 15,000 first dates in mid 2010 and the feedback of the introductions made have achieved an amazing 85% satisfaction to excellent rating by the clients themselves.

Wesbite: http://www.lunchactually.com

Eteract.com | Asia’s First Online Speed Dating Portal

Launched in 2007, Violet co-founded Eteract.com to provides online dating services to tens of thousands of singles in South East Asia and Hong Kong. 

The site features the latest technology and features such as online video speed dating to even fun avatar-based group chatting.  For singles who prefer take things into their own hands and do all the work themselves, Eteract.com boast a huge database of singles to search and communicate with. 

Website: http://www.eteract.com

eSynchrony | Revolutionary Hybrid Dating Service

In 2010, Eteract.com worked together with Lunch Actually to create a revolutionary new hybrid dating service that combines the best of online matchmaking with actual face to face dating. The service is named eSynchrony where singles fill up a comprehensive questionaire based on 15 areas of compatibility and then are matched together based on important areas like profile and personality, values and beliefs to even how they manage money. 

Once both sides agree to the match, a dating consultant call and screen both parties while coordinating the date so that both parties can meet face to face at a cozy restaurant to determine if there is chemistry and connection.  After the date, singles will then login to enter the feedback of the date into the eSynchrony feedback system for the matching to be refined while also finding out from the feedback how their dates pereceive them.

Website: http://www.esynchrony.com