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Further observation of her family, friends and colleagues who complained about having little time for love due to their busy schedules convinced Violet even more and led her to set up her own matchmaking company called Lunch Actually in 2004 with her then fiancé, now husband Mr Jamie Lee.
REGIONAL EXPANSIONShe has come a long way since then and her spot-on business acumen has paid off.
Today, Lunch Actually is Asia’s biggest premier lunch dating company with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Jakarta with the largest lunch dating membership base.
When I first received an email about Ivory, "an exclusive, members-only dating app for ambitious high-achievers," I was incredulous. Then I reached out to the founders, via email and a phone call. The founders, who want to stay anonymous for now, claimed to have put in US$52,000 of their own money.
Maybe a byproduct of elitism, meritocracy and the Graduate Mother's Scheme."Okay, this must be satire, I thought. Ivory was founded by "two Anglo-Chinese school boys and a random angmoh" - a Singlish term for Caucasian.
Then I checked its Facebook page, which read: "Maybe a dating app for Singapore's high-achievers.
It turned out they were angling for controversy all along.
"We've taken some good PR lessons from Kim Kardashian," said one of the founders.
The idea of a dating app for elitists elites isn't new. The founder admitted it's a tough question, but said they aim to be "holistic.""Ideally we're looking for men and women who are successful and ambitious, to join a small and curated community of singles.
In the US, there's the less controversially named The League, which screens users based on education and employment history. It's still only about 60 per cent done, though you can sign up on the website. An Oxford-educated RI [Raffles Institution] boy working as a lawyer is just as likely to get admitted as a polytechnic-educated supermodel, or the son of a successful businessman," he told me.
But in a society that's increasingly sensitive towards income inequality, will this politically-incorrect app be a tough sell even among Singapore's so-called elites?