“WHEN I open my eyes in the morning, I think of how nice it’d be to see you.When I go to sleep at night, I want to hold your hand.
The lowest scorers in fame and respectability include Happn, Skout and Twoo.And it would be a challenge if these options were exhausted and they were yet to meet someone or if the single person was not extroverted enough to easily strike up a conversation with someone they had just met.Lim says it has never been easier to start connecting with people around the world because singles now have a lot of options, and online dating allows people to get to know other singles that they otherwise may not ever meet.“Online dating may be convenient, but it can be frustrating because you never know whether the person you’re talking to is really who they claim to be.“With Lunch Actually, which is an offline service, clients can feel safe and secure because we meet and screen each member and verify their identities before we sign them up and send them on dates.“One reason many singles like our service is because they enjoy privacy and confidentiality.“Other than their dating consultant and their date, nobody else needs to know that they have signed up with a dating service.“On the other hand, with online matchmaking sites, you often have to put up your photo and profile for all to see.”A survey found that online dating platforms Malaysia Social, Malaysian Cupid and Tinder were the favourites in Malaysia, all scoring among the highest for fame and respectability.I would also add the importance of compromise and friendship.There will always be a need to give and take in a relationship, without keeping score. This is why having a good friendship with your partner is important.It has been reported that more than 50 per cent of Malaysians know at least one couple who met online.
You Gov research reveals the scale of the phenomenon in Malaysia: as many as 29 per cent of Malaysians have used Internet and online dating apps. Yet six in 10 millennials said they would be embarrassed to admit that they met their partner through online dating platforms.
It helps us not to take advantage of them or take them for granted. Don’t we sometimes treat our friends better than our partner?
Q: For people who are pursuing a relationship this way, what are some red flags they should look out for?
Some people like it because it’s convenient.“Online dating also has its challenges.
My advice is to know what platform to use, depending on what you’re looking for.“Casual daters can use certain sites that are different than those used by serious daters, so do a bit of research and know your platform.“However, for those who are looking for love online, remember that real connection only happens when you meet someone in real life.
A fifth of baby boomers (those born between 19) said the same.