All it takes is for you to download an app on your smartphone and connect via your Facebook account to start your hand-held quest for romance. I think getting to chat first is a great asset if you’re shy about making the first move in real life.
In Singapore, there are more than 10 apps that are in the business of love, including home-grown companies such as Paktor and Lunch Click, which have local user figures that range in the high six figures. MR LEONARD WHANG, who uses dating apps such as Tinder and Paktor It is no wonder that young men such as Mr Oh have become converts.
We boarded after breakfast and a nerve-steadying drink and as soon as we reached 35,000 feet, it was date time.
The girls stayed in their seats and the guys moved from one to the other for three-and-a-half speed dates.
Paktor, the first dating app tailored for Asians, boasts a strong presence in 10 countries and has seen over 100 million profile ratings and 500,000 matches, since its launch in June 2013.
It’s similar to Facebook Application Are You Interested, where you can flip through profiles of other users and, for each one, click either “yes” (I like what I see) or “skip” (show me the next profile).
Yesterday, some 250 companies tried to find "the one" from more than 30 charities and non-profit organisations in The Giving Marketplace, an event at The Arts House.
It's not often that you get whisked away to Venice on a first date.
But when TV production manager Jessica Enderby signed up for the world record attempt for the highest ever speed-dating event, she knew her 'date' would be far from ordinary.
It wasn't too hard for us to avoid talking about travel at first as we were just finding out the basics about each other, but when we finally could, it was great to share our experiences.
For example, I have never skied but would love to go and Olly was telling me about his skiing trips and giving me information on where to go.
“The beauty of Paktor is that you can safely and anonymously view the profiles of other members and keep swiping until you find someone interesting.