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Violet Lim and her husband Jamie Lee founded the first lunch dating agency in Singapore, Lunch Actually, back in 2004 when they realised that many eligible young professionals were simply too busy for love and dating.
Lunch dating seemed to be the perfect solution – it only takes an hour, long enough to determine if you’re interested while providing a valid excuse for cutting painful dates short.
She has an adorable 4-year-old daughter named Aaradhya.
photo: wikipedia Model/Manager The South African model suffered a nearly fatal cardiac arrest in 2008 but her devoted husband, former football player Fandi Ahmad, stood by her side.
founders Simon Tisminezky, right, and Dan Abelon, left, pose with their Web site at their office in San Mateo, Calif.
spares singles the inconvenience of leaving the couch.
It's a bit like Chatroulette, but without the naked creepsters (one hopes) and with an aim at establishing real connections between people.
It's set up to be a bit less random than something like My Chance Romance, too. Just log in before the event starts and make sure your camera is working, and you'll get connected with your potential matches.
Model/Entrepreneur/Author This former model and mom-of-three is also the award-winning entrepreneur behind the ONE.99shop in Singapore.
She managed to channel all the difficulties she encountered when she was first starting out into a bestselling book “One Business, 99 Lessons”—-which sold over 17,000 copies.
She moved to New York to study matchmaking and is now Asia's premier matchmaker.