The Team

Lunch Actually Dating Consultants

Search for your partner whole-heartedly

Greetings from our Dating Consultants

Lunch Actually, Hong Kong Country Head, Zoie

Do you want to find someone special to share your life with, yet your busy life is already exhausting you too much to find The Right One? Love seems impossible sometimes, especially with life’s different challenges. Yet, at Lunch Actually, we believe that love isn’t impossible – in fact, we believe everyone deserves love. Professional dating consultants can help you tackle your love-related issues. Over the years, we’ve witnessed many touching success stories through our matchmaking experience, even though some of the singles wanted to give up on love before.

With our help, you CAN make love happen! Our founder and CEO Violet Lim is the first Asian matchmaker certified by the New York Matchmaking Institute. She has also done many studies and research on love and relationships, and she is an experienced public speaker regarding dating. With an established reputation since 2004, many singles have entrusted their love life to us.

The Founder

Violet Lim

Violet’s life goal is to create 1,000,000 happy marriages through the works of the Lunch Actually Group.


Violet Lim saw a business opportunity in the competitive world where the lives of busy professionals revolve around work and the boardroom. Further observation of her family, friends and colleagues who complained about having little time for love due to their busy schedules convinced Violet even more and led her to set up her own matchmaking company called Lunch Actually in 2004 with her then fiancé, now husband Mr Jamie Lee.


She has come a long way since then and her spot-on business acumen has paid off. Today, Lunch Actually is Asia’s biggest premier lunch dating company with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Jakarta with the largest lunch dating membership base. Together with Jamie, Violet also founded esync, formerly eSynchrony, to fill the gap in the market for trusted online and offline dating service platforms.


LunchClick came about a few years later, in the recognition that the market was flooded with dating apps perfect for casual daters and men. Women who were looking for serious relationships, but also wanted the convenience of a mobile app didn’t have a product that catered to their needs. Enter LunchClick, the first female-centric app in Singapore designed to solve the problems that women face whilst using mobile apps, and to give them a better dating experience.


The first Asian to be certified by the Matchmaking Institute in New York City, Violet has gained tremendous insight into the dating and matchmaking industry and is the pioneer in her field. She has appeared in over 3,000 media coverages in top magazines, television and radio, and featured in local and international media such as The Straits Times, ABC News 20|20, CNBC Asia, BBC, Bloomberg and Radio Australia. She was also featured in Singapore’s National Day video in 2005 as one of Singapore’s most aspiring people. Previously a columnist on the relationship Q&A in Cittabella Malaysia, New Man Malaysia and, she now writes a monthly column for a Malaysian Chinese newspaper.

On top of her role as the CEO and spokesperson of Lunch Actually Group, Violet sits on the board of Matchmaking Institute and is the Executive Director and the Principal Trainer of Matchmaking Institute of South East Asia where she trains matchmakers and aspiring matchmakers from all around Asia, the Charter President of the Association of Dating Agencies and Matchmakers (Singapore) and also Past President at the Rotary Club of Suntec City. She is also currently serving as an executive committee member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Singapore and is the President-Elect Nominee. For her involvement and contributions to the society at large through her profession and community commitments, Violet was the first EO Singapore member to be featured on the cover of Octane, EO’s award-winning magazine.

Violet has a Masters degree in Industrial Relations and Personal Management from the London School of Economics, United Kingdom and she read law at the University of Manchester from 1998 – 2001. In 2010, Violet published a bestselling book titled “Lessons from 15,000 First Dates” where she shares dating secrets that she learnt after having witnessed 15,000 first dates arranged by her dating agency at that time for thousands of single men and women, and is currently working on her second book.


Today, through Lunch Actually, the company has arranged close to 63,000 dates across Asia! Her personal dating blog attracts thousands of readers who want to learn about her views on dating and relationship. The blog, known as “Diary of a Modern-Day Matchmaker” has won The Most Insightful Blog at Singapore Blog Awards 2010, which reinforces her as the country’s most beloved dating guru.

Violet is happily married to her university sweetheart cum business partner Jamie, and they have two young children, Corum and Cara. Having been blessed with a fulfilling marriage and enriching family life, Violet’s life goal is to create 1,000,000 marriages through the works of Lunch Actually Group.


Our members mainly consist of managers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and more. Join us today! You will meet your right one soon.

Our Vision

To be the world’s most effective dating service that connects eligible singles in a caring, comfortable and convenient manner.


  • Lunch Actually Group seeks to empower its associates by fostering an environment of innovation, openness and growth.
  • Lunch Actually Group is driven to make a difference in our clients’ lives by understanding their needs, providing them with good dating opportunities and showing utmost care.
  • Lunch Actually Group is passionately committed to continuously grow its business with dignity and integrity.


Lunch Actually is Asia’s first lunch dating specialist who arranges fun and quality dates for busy, pro-active single professionals in a discreet, fun and no pressure environment. Launched in Singapore in April 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in September 2005, Hong Kong in April 2008, Jakarta in October 2014, and Bangkok in October 2015, we aim to provide a safe, convenient and non-intimidating avenue for busy professionals to meet like-minded people.

Our clients are successful professionals who are looking for that special someone, but have not settled down as of yet due to their hectic lifestyles. Our database comprises of executives, directors, lawyers, accountants, doctors, and entrepreneurs who are now looking to get more from life than just work.

Social Responsibility


World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

Established in 1950 to care for orphans in Asia, World Vision has grown to embrace the larger issues of community development and advocacy for the poor in its mission to help children and their families build sustainable futures.

World Vision focuses on children because they are the best indicator of a community’s social health. When children are fed, sheltered, schooled, protected, valued, and loved a community thrives


Every month, LUNCH Actually commits a part of our proceeds to World Vision to support the Area Development Programme (ADP) efforts. Currently, in Singapore, we are supporting the Bohol, Philippines ADP. Our founders are also sponsoring a child from this ADP.

The overall goal of Bohol ADP is to improve the quality of life for the children, families and communities of the selected areas through various integrated development interventions. With the support and care of Singapore Child Sponsors, World Vision aims to help the children and families attain self-reliance by September 2015.

If you interested to sponsor a child, click here to find out more!

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