DATING PLATFORMS AND apps are aplenty today, and they all seek to widen your social
circle and make meeting new people easier than before. They are a great place to
start for many singles in the mood for love. Increasingly, though, apps are becoming
just a numbers game. Let’s see, does the thought of having to swipe through hundreds
of profiles across multiple dating apps already make your fingers numb? Have you
chanced upon many impressive and interesting individuals, only to meet with endless
unrequited “right swipes”? If you can relate to the scenarios we have painted, you
would understand that the challenge isn’t in the uptake or choices you get from apps.
Rather, even if you go on dates through these platforms, rarely will people have
the tenacity to keep in constant contact thereafter — here is always going to be
a more exciting and better profile available out there.
What We Do: Human Tetris
Engaging with matchmakers really isn’t as dated as it sounds. In fact, what we do
is focus on streamlining your choices and managing your dating portfolio; it’s no
different from what you would expect in a business setting. It’s more akin to Human
Tetris rather than a numbers game, because what we do isn’t only about finding the
right fit for you, but we also make sure that you are also right for them! To do
that, we strike a balance between the use of dating technology and curating dates
on your behalf. We also work as your personal dating trainers. Everyone has contrasting
strengths and weaknesses when it comes to dating. For example, not everybody is smooth
with words during the first meet-up, and that can be easily interpreted as nonchalance.
We’re also living in a demanding environment from which we can become pretty jaded
and bored — another weakness that can turn people away. One of our roles, then, is
to help people change attitudes, get ready and build confidence for the relationship
Finding “The One”
So how do we go about doing it? Consultants at Dating Moments tap on a unique set
of algorithms from which we pick and match clients. This way, we intervene instead
of relying on technology to do the job for us. Having that human touch is important
when it comes to understanding our client’s needs and increasing the overall success
rates of the matches. Before customising activities for clients, we allow them to
decide if they would like to go in “blind” or break the ice through our in-house
DM chat application, which allows them to privately message each other. Some activities
we have arranged include hiking or cycling outdoors, art jamming and go-karting —
it never gets boring! To my hubby, Edmund, people tend to connect best during a common
activity where they have ample time to communicate and primarily focus on each other.
Someone for Everyone
Since starting out in 2011, Edmund and I continue to believe that there is someone
out there for everyone, and this has been our mantra. What drives us is the enjoyment
of bringing people together — we are always extremely happy and heartened when we
hear of clients experiencing success in their love lives. It is this passion in people
and relationships that propels us to want to be able to do more for singles out there!
Proof of Concept
Our clients Ming Chye and Mei Chen got hitched in March this year, and these lovebirds
will attest to our methodology when it comes to matchmaking. I feel all aglow when
I recall Ming Chye’s testimonial: “I think it is important to have a dating agency
that takes the time and effort to understand who I am and what I am looking for in
life partner. Dating Moments provided highly customised matching, with a personal
Meet the Modern-Day Professional Matchmaker
Our Founders, Jenny and Edmund Low was interviewed in Duet exclusive, where they shared about their roles as matchmakers who combine technology and a human touch.
Apr - Jun 2016
Our DM couple Ming Chye & Mei Chen shares their dating experience.