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Updated: 05/09/2013 23:27 | By Channel NewsAsia

More singles go online to check out potential dates

More singles go online to check out potential dates


More singles go online to check out potential dates

SINGAPORE: More singles are going online to get to know people who they are likely to date.

According to a survey by dating agency Lunch Actually, the homework for that first date is usually done online.

Seven in 10 surveyed in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong track the digital footprints or 'e-stalk' their potential dates.

Among the 1,900 people polled, about 800 were from Singapore.

Results also showed that 48 per cent of the women surveyed would not date someone with a lower education level.

Most men, 78 per cent, are game to date women earning more.

Ms Violet Lim, CEO and Co-founder of Lunch Actually, said: "It's important for people to clean up their social presence, I think a lot of people have no idea what people might find if they Google up their names.

"The first thing I really encourage all singles to do is to Google yourself and see what comes up. You might not know that crazy drunken photo of you taken at your best friend hen's night or something is just floating online." - CNA/de

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