“This is the modern way of finding a marriage partner,” notes Lee.
The host will only be there at the beginning and the end of the meal.
The pair met during a two-day yacht tour in Shenzhen.
"The trip was organized by an agency and attended by fifteen self-claimed multi-millionaires and eighteen women from Hong Kong and the mainland.
“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.
What happens is the next day or so, they’ll call or email to tell me that they were actually interested in so-and-so.
But that also means others there may be doing something similar.
“Five minutes into our conversation, my date mentioned that he was a taxi driver,” says Lee.