‘The restaurant had an amazing view and I was impressed that every course was paired with wine.’ – Geraldine
‘The food was great! My main course of wagyu beef had the perfect doneness, which is not something a lot of restaurants get right.’– Shawn
‘I had a tequila-based cocktail called Kiss Me, which suited my palate because I like sour drinks.’ – Shawn
Geraldine and Shawn were paired up by Lunch Actually
According to Joy Tay, a senior dating consultant at Lunch Actually, Shawn and Geraldine ticked each other’s boxes in terms of preferred age, height and religion.
Shawn is a lively extrovert who enjoys outdoor activities. He’s easy to talk to, which is something Geraldine looks for in a potential partner. And with Geraldine’s carefree and fun-loving personality, she’s always up for new experiences. Joy believes that Shawn’s large social circles and energetic lifestyle can bring out Geraldine’s adventurous side.
‘I’m thrilled to hear that they had a pleasant experience on their first date!
‘I would encourage them to have an open mind and keep in touch, as one date is not enough to truly get to know a person. It takes time to build friendship, and ultimately, a great relationship.’ – Joy Tay
From Katheryn Fock, date and image coach at Lunch Actually:
‘It sounds like Geraldine and Shawn had a lovely time. It’s always good to catch up for a second date if you’ve enjoyed your first date. And couples don’t always need to have similar hobbies. Sometimes, opposites attract!’
Keep the convo light
‘While it’s great that they are comfortable talking about their past relationships, we’d advise to keep the conversation light-hearted. Avoid sensitive topics like exes, politics or sex – those can come later on.’
Lunch Actually is Asia’s first and largest dating company. It has 13 years of matchmaking experience setting people up on dates.
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