Let's face it at this age time has beaten a lot of us up and left us average at best even though we might not want to face the cold hard truth.I am not saying that average is not attractive, but in most cases a 40 year old does not look like a 20 something year old, either.Doomed to singledom, according to statistics, attending this year’s celebratory Chinese New Year banquet solo will be especially dreadful with nosy relatives asking whether you will ever get married. Veteran Hong Kong dater Sandra Lee has seen it all.She said the dating agency industry is expanding in Hong Kong and their clients are against all stereotypes: they are young, successful, attractive, and female.
Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year fall on the same day this year, which has more single ladies cursing than usual here in Hong Kong.
“It’s a bit awkward at first,” says Lee, “But those questions help everyone get comfortable.” Good ice-breaker moves might be asking about people’s pets or jobs, topics most are ready to talk about. The most nerve-wracking part of the meal is at the end when you fill out a survey and check who you were most interested in.
Founder of matchmaking agency Dateday, Faye Wong notes, “Most of the time, guests hesitate ticking the name of their favorite candidate that same night.
The host will only be there at the beginning and the end of the meal.
She will provide guests with ice breaking questions, which they ask each other. Attendees are generally in their thirties to forties, established in their professions (managerial to directorial), seriously looking, but just too busy to meet people outside the office. Dating agencies reserve private rooms at restaurants so you can simply focus on the three candidates in front of you.
They all are full of brags and think they are all that. Now I just keep faith that one day the wonderful man that I seek will come along. When I was married, I cooked, cleaned, did laundry, went to the market, took my children to Dr.'s appointments, attended parent teacher conferences, etc.