In 2016, the group raised a 7-digit Series A round of funding from Japanese social networking service and publisher mixi, and Fatfish Internet Group, a Southeast Asian and Australian-based ventures investment and development firm.
Then, the group’s revenue had grown by more than 500% since 2011.
May 2017 marked the group’s acquisition of Indonesia’s biggest online dating service, Setipe, for an undisclosed sum. AI, a “Siri with empathy” that incorporates cryptocurrency and AI to help match potential couples and even tracks their progress after they start dating by suggesting places to eat, reminding them of dates, or giving them advice on relationship problems.
In spite of tech being a main driver behind their products, the group still stays loyal to its core – that true love happens offline.
Recently, Lunch Actually Group co-founder Violet Lim took to the stage at TEDx NTU, and spoke about her personal experience with dating, along with what she feels about dating services in the market now.
“Many singles believe they are single because they have a meeting problem,” she said.
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“Strange as it sounds, whether an individual dater succeeds or not, that’s not always their no.1 priority.” And as convenient as messaging a potential match on dating apps is, she stated that it actually adds on to the “complexity and confusion” of love and dating in this time and age, where emoticons, replies, and questions are used to “judge and scrutinise” the opposite party.More than that, she reminds that a relationship is not a one-way street, and that to find and choose the ‘right one’, one to be the ‘right one’ in the first place.“Do we have the right mindset and the right skillset to attract the right one when we meet him or her?Just visit the Parship Magazine for general dating advice and even submit your own questions if you like.
Parship is designed to help discerning singles find meaningful relationships based on genuine compatibility factors and things that really matter.
As well as matching you with potential partners, it gives a real insight into how you behave in relationships, and what really makes relationships work. When using the site, members can only communicate through Parship’s anonymous contact and messaging system.