Episode 2 – Ask Violet – Is he interested in me?

Reader Fiona sent in a question – “Is he interested in me? Should I wait for John, or go out with Steven?”

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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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Singles Spreading the Christmas Cheer…

We held a special charity event for the members of Lunch Actually and Eteract.com today. Working together with the Boys' Brigade SHARITY Gift Box 2008, we flagged off 16 'couples' to deliver food packs to the needy, as well as fulfill a wish at the wish tree at TANGS Orchard. We are very happy to be part of this special project for the 2nd year running. And it is very heartwarming to see so many singles willing to come forward, sacrifice part of the Sunday to drive around Singapore delivering food packs, and also help to fulfill a wish of someone in need. It was also very fulfilling for me personally to bring like-minded singles together to widen their social circles and at the same time do their bit for charity. 🙂 Later in the evening, hubby, babe and I headed down to TANGS after dinner to choose a wish to fulfill. Jamie and I decided that we will choose an 'Elderly Wish' as I heard from the organiser that 'Children Wishes' are very popular among the corporates and would mostly be fulfilled. That is not the case for the 'Elderly Wishes'.  I was looking at the wish tags, and there are so many wishes, and I really did not know how to go about choosing. Each tag will specify the person's name, age, the elderly home that he/she is from and the wish. For the elderly wishes, most of them are for apparel and electrical appliances. We decided to go with the item 'jacket', and from there we have to choose one of the tags that request for 'jacket'. As I was going through the many gift tags, I just couldn't help but feel sad. So many elderly folks out there are in homes, and they do not even have the resources to purchase a jacket or a track suit to keep themselves warm. And the sad thing is… I am sure that some of these wishes might probably go unfulfilled. After I chose a tag, I wished I did not need to choose, and I have the resources to fulfill all of these wishes. 🙁 I would like to appeal to my readers who are in Singapore. Please do take part in The Boys' Brigade SHARITY Gift Box project, and help to fulfill a wish. It would not take much of your time. My family and I took less than 20 minutes to choose a tag, purchase the gift and bring it back to the WISH Tree. And in terms of cost, the guideline for Children's Gifts and Elderly Gifts is approximately $60, but this is just a guideline. If you are able to find a gift that's lesser in monetary value but fulfills the wish, that's ok too. These are the locations of the trees… Allson Hotel, Ang Mo Kio HUB FairPrice Xtra (Entrance), Plaza Singapura (28th Nov to 4th Dec), Raffles City Mall (28th Nov to 4th Dec), Seletar Country Club, TANGS Orchard. I thank you in advance for your support. Let's all do our part to spread the Christmas Cheer! 

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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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Lovely News… A Reminder of Why I Love What I Do :)

Had a call from a local magazine today. They are looking for ladies who have found love in their 30s. So, they wanted my help to check with our clients if they are willing to be interviewed.

It was a good opportunity for me to catch up with our married clients. Called up one of our lady clients who got married earlier this year… let’s call her M. It was really nice to touch base with her. So I told her about the story angle, and asked if she was willing to be interviewed and photographed for the magazine. She gamely agreed. I also told her that it is not necessary for her to tell the magazine how she and hubby met, as many of our clients would prefer not to let people know that they met through a dating agency.

Then M actually said, “I don’t mind!” Wow! Then she asked me if she can bring her own clothes. I told her I am not too sure, as sometimes the magazine might prepare clothes for the shoot, but I will check. And that was when she told me the extremely GOOD NEWS…

“Oh, it’s because I am pregnant!”

Wow! I was like so happy. Another Lunch Actually baby. 🙂

When people ask me, “Don’t you sometimes get tired of your profession? Why are you so passionate about what you do? Why this business of all business?”

This is the reason… I think there are not many jobs in the world where you can have a ‘direct’ hand in helping someone find happiness, and help bring a child to this world.

Can’t wait to see the photos of the baby! 🙂 Happy happy happy!

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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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Video Interview: Importance of First Impressions

This is a video interview that I did with South China Morning Post (SCMP), Hong Kong sometime in July this year.

http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1873823158/bclid1551048187/bctid1659819913

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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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