KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police said on Thursday Feb 18 they had questioned the founder of a dating application being probed for suspected exploitation for prostitution, after complaints over its claim that thousands of university students had ed up as "sugarbabies".
There are more dating apps in Malaysia than just Tinder.
One wonders what that figure will be like this year in the wake of the global Covid health crisis. Tinder, for instance, announced in March that it would be making its Passport feature free for all members, allowing them to swipe to connect with users around the world in an effort to curb feelings of isolation. While the digital players of the matchmaking scene have their work cut out for them init is the offline matchmaking services that have had to quickly adapt and diversify their business models to stay afloat while under partial lockdown.
In response to the MCO, Dateworks Virtual Dates was launched, letting singles connect with each other digitally through personalised matching by a certified Dateworks matchmaker. Dateworks clients are matched with one another based on personal preferences and personality traits. Having a virtual date moderated by a Dateworks expert also adds a layer of security and safety to the overall experience.
Violet LimCEO and co-founder of matchmaking platform Lunch Actuallyagrees that they do, but adds a word of caution for a more successful online date. However, it's still a 'date' and it's important to have a good first impression.
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We remind all the participants to dress up and choose a spot at home with a nice background or a nice virtual background! Amidst economic uncertainty, social distancing and the ongoing struggle to curb the spread of Covid, many singles are likely to put their dating life on hold for the time being.
Others, according to Lim, view things differently. And in dating, meeting more people through virtual dates," Lim says.
Online dating in malaysia under mco: thoughts from 2 matchmaking experts
In the post-MCO period, Ng advises singles to define their priorities clearly, adding that those looking for a more serious, long-term relationship should be prepared to put in the necessary time and effort rather than expecting instant. One thing I hope this pandemic teaches us is to identify what's really important and how to re-assess our values.
While working from home, Lunch Actually consultants are steadily keeping connected with their clients digitally, all with the same goal in mind as before the partial lockdown:. Chemistry and love happen offline," Lim stresses.