Overcoming the challenges of dating in Hong Kong
In 2018, the dating game has evolved into something completely different from what it used to be. Technology and a variety of other factors have made face-to-face human connection that much rarer. Hong Kong is a land of hard-working, ambitious and over-achieving people. While of course a positive trait, this can hamper one’s personal life. The average person in Hong Kong work 50.1 hours a week, according to a UBS survey. This is the most in the world. The workaholic culture means that people are always too busy; if not working, they are at the gym or travelling. This naturally makes it harder to find one’s life partner and has seen delayed marriages or even remaining single.
Online dating apps
Such as Tinder, Blendr and others have seen an increase in downloads and usage over the past few years. Unfortunately, not only do these apps largely cater to a younger audience, a lack of success can often be demotivating. Additionally, forming a connection online does not necessarily mean that the same would carry forward to real life.
In person, various factors make a huge difference, such as body language, eye contact and the flow of conversation, among others.
Perhaps the biggest drawback of online dating in Hong Kong are the scams that has shaken the industry last year. In the first nine months of 2017, according to SCMP, a staggering 140 people were scammed out of $78 million!
When one becomes a victim of an online scam, it hampers self-confidence and trust in ever finding another partner via online methods. Apart from this, many people just prefer old-school dating. That’s why many have begun to realize that online dating isn’t for them.
The human connection makes a world of a difference when it comes to a date. Responding to text messages can often be more of a barrier than a bridge. It’s easier to build conversations and relationships in person, and there’s a higher chance of knowing whether one wants to meet their date again!
This is very important, especially for more mature individuals who are more likely to be looking for a serious, long-term relationship. Wanting to meet someone with a similar personality or interests helps couples connect on an emotional level. It can make a world of difference to both individuals.
We understand our clients’ needs: to find something meaningful and long-term.
Our approach is vastly different than that of online dating apps. We ensure that every participant is checked and all details verified, from HK Employment ID to residence address to marital status.
At meet.mozaic, we personally meet all of our clients for a registration interview and have them complete a comprehensive questionnaire. Afterwards, we prepare their one-page profile for sharing with potential dates. Our vetting process ensures that our clients are paired with a like-minded, compatible person. While we may take time to find you a suitable date, we ensure that the process of finding a match is taken seriously to increase chances of your success. Let us take over the stress of finding your ideal match and save you time and effort!
We pay attention. As 50+ Hong Kong and Western expats ourselves, we understand what you are looking for in a partner, and we screen accordingly! We divide our clients into three categories: Western expats, Asian expats and overseas educated Hong Kong Chinese. Language barrier is never an issue as all your prospective dates speak English!
We also understand that taking time off from your hectic work schedule can be an inconvenience (or sometimes, even, impossible) which is why our process makes it so much simpler. Often, you might spend hours “swiping right” and having meaningless conversations with no real end to it. This is where we come in. We do the interviewing and matchmaking for you, so you can save time instead of spending it meaninglessly on dating apps.
We also organize events, such as speed dating for the “mature” HK crowd, which will be a first in Hong Kong. We will hold our initial speed dating event on April 18, 2018 at Havana Bar in LKF. Step outside your comfort zone and embrace romance. Join us for a fun, relaxed evening and meet a minimum of eight prospective dates.
While our waiting list is open, the event is full for women (sorry ladies!). However, a few spots are still available for men. So if you’re a single male between 40-55 and are looking to try something new, come join us on this special night. You never know what the evening may hold!
Speed dating event:
Date: April 18, 2018
Location: Havana Club – Terrace, 4/F 21 D’Aguilar Street,Lan Kwai Fong, Central
Special 2-for-1 Price: $450 HKD for two Males when joining together If you are interested to join, please check out meet mozaic speed dating.
If you are interested to join, please check out meet mozaic speed dating.