Men often wish that women had their own thoughts and did not heavily depend on other people’s opinions. They know there is a highly competitive market for them to find men, so as long as a man is decent and the chemistry is there, the potential to date is greater.Lim: We recently polled 2,000 singles in Asia and asked them about their dating habits.
Thousands turn to dating apps, each new one promising a gimmick that will find you what you seek, whether it is love or lust.
But before there was Tinder, Grindr or Happn, there were matchmakers, and they’re still thriving despite the onslaught of online dating companies.
They are looking for someone who is on the same level as them in terms of education level as well as income.
There’s a phenomenon known as the “education squeeze”, coined by sociologists. Hence, if you put 100 men and 100 women together and ask them to pair up, at the end of the day, the two groups left: the top 20 percent most educated women, and the bottom 20 percent least educated men.
JJ Wu Chang: Hong Kong is so densely populated but the problem is that that you’re consistently surrounded by strangers.
This in fact probably makes it even harder to meet people.
Yung: In general, men have a bigger focus on appearance.
But when they age, they tend to focus and consider the thoughts of women and whether they are able to communicate well.
I would like to think that we would be friends outside the matchmaking sphere.
Lim: As a matchmaker, we work closely with our singles to learn more about their preferences.
Is there a stigma against going to a matchmaker or to speed-dating events to find a partner?