Online Dating In Malaysia Under MCO: Thoughts From 2 Matchmaking Experts – Tatler Malaysia
“I think it’s easy to think that since we’re home, we don’t have to dress up or put on make-up. However, it’s still a ‘date’ and it’s important to have a good first impression.” Lim says, adding that Lunch Actually has organised 50 virtual dates this month alone, in addition to many successful rounds of virtual speed dating sessions.
“One thing that we learnt after conducting our first virtual speed dating was to advise the participants beforehand to present their best selves. We remind all the participants to dress up and choose a spot at home with a nice background (or a nice virtual background!) to create a more positive image for the singles they will be meeting.”
Amidst economic uncertainty, social distancing and the ongoing struggle to curb the spread of Covid-19, many singles are likely to put their dating life on hold for the time being. Others, according to Lim, view things differently.
“Because Malaysians are staying home, they actually have more time to invest in their personal development, whether it’s to trying new recipes, exercising more, learning new skills. And in dating, meeting more people through virtual dates,” Lim says.
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