Prologue

I have been wanting to start this blog for ages, but as all excuses go – I never managed to find the time.

Friends and ex-colleagues have always said to me, “Violet, you have such an exciting and interesting career! Do you have any vacancies? I don’t mind doing some part-time consultation.” I will just chuckle, and say, “Hey, I can’t afford you, ok?!” And we will burst into laughters.

I quit my job in February 2004 and I have never looked back.

Any regrets?

No. I love what I do for a living.

It is not a job. It is a passion, my passion.

Having said that, like any other professions, my chosen career does come with its set of pains and heartaches.

Hence, the birth of this blog – a space where I will share my thoughts, my feelings and my reflections – the life of a modern matchmaker.

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Violet Lim

VIOLET LIM is a real-life modern matchmaker who has founded Asia's leading lunch dating company Lunch Actually (www.lunchactually.com). Violet is the bestselling author of the dating book 'Lessons From 15,000 First Dates'. She is also an acknowledged dating and relationship expert who has been featured on more than 1000 media coverage including ABC News 20/20, Bloomberg, CNBC Asia, CNN Go, Channel News Asia, USA Today, TV Tokyo and Singapore’s National Day Video 2005 as one of Singapore’s most aspiring people. Violet is happily married to her university sweetheart Jamie and they have two young children.

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