“They’re tired and frustrated with the short-term romances and flings that apps tend to bring, and are keen to go back to basics; namely, old-fashioned matchmaking.” Matchmaking can certainly take the pain out of schmoozing in crowded bars and awkward blind dates, not to mention the time saved on sifting through potential dates in apps and websites too.
The personalised service of meet.mozaic means you avoid all this, as they do the work.
Coffee Meets Bagel, the San Francisco-based social networking and dating app, released data last year showing that people here in HK were using the service more often than people anywhere else in the world.
And the financial commitment and tailored nature of the service also means you can avoid getting “ghosted”, a dreaded side effect of the current Tinder world of dating.
meet.mozaic’s matchmakers will even take care of the logistics of organising the actual date for you, giving you one less thing to worry about.
Even those daters who are successful at finding matches via dating apps may find that ultimately they’re trapped in an emotionally unsatisfying cycle of short term excitement, with a lack of deeper connections.
As Dr Andre says, The downside for dating app users is that the ‘high’ of matching is only temporary and needs to be replaced with a new ‘high’, almost like an addiction.” With this in mind, perhaps it’s time to go back to a more organic, offline approach to dating.
“People who join us have various professional backgrounds, and come from different parts of the world,” say Jacqueline and Carol.
“You could be matched with someone who shares your enthusiasm for a favourite hobby, or a new lifelong companion to help you complete your travel bucket list.Could this be where old style matchmaking comes in?Signs are pointing in that direction, as more and more locals of all ages are signing up with specialised matchmaking services to finally land their love.A few years back using dating apps had a novelty factor and sense of excitement, but these days many users report a sense of disengagement and even boredom with dating apps.The issues are compounded for mature daters, with many over 40s complaining that the pool of potential mates online is limited.Clients go through a private consultation that includes an interview, detailed questionnaire and background check, and are then carefully matched according to their lifestyle, values and shared preferences. “We found that a personalised service to help people connect was sorely needed in Hong Kong,” explain Jacqueline and Carol. It’s a more organic, traditional method of dating with a personal touch, as we get to know our clients individually.” A common complaint from their clients is how difficult it is for them to meet people in an older demographic, and many are floating tirelessly and getting nowhere through the crowded sea of dating apps.