And the Indonesian dating service has now been acquired by Lunch Actually for an undisclosed sum.
With the deal, the founder and CEO of Setipe, Razi Thalib, and his team will join the 110-strong Lunch Actually Group.
They claim that the only thing they do not guarantee is chemistry. While most of the time, LA members are truthful abt their personal details, LA will LIE about it in order to 'create' a match. Eg, if you say you don't want to meet someone who drinks heavily, LA will LIE to you and cheat you into going on a date which they 'have painstakingly looked through and is a high match'. 3) LA allows members to request for a full refund within 7 days after going on their first date.
One date cost a few hundred dollars, and you end up meeting someone you will not even consider. If you are not happy with your first date, you can get all your money back.
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Southeast Asian dating company Lunch Actually Group is continuing to expand its portfolio in the region, with the acquisition of Indonesian dating service Setipe.
Launched in October 2013, Setipe is a matchmaking service for Indonesian singles that has over 800,000 members and has created 200 “documented” marriages.
It means that whenever LA gets a new/difficult customer, they will pick this 'selected' candidate out to go on a date with their new/difficult members.
If you are granted the 'honor' of being 'handpicked' by LA to do the 'job', you are likely to end up with dates with new members or angry people who have just complained abt LA. To make things worse, if the LA member is someone LA knows that you will not be interested in, LA will either LIE to you about their particulars or keep you in the dark.
Public Service Announcement: I am about to use this blog to have a protracted but hopefully amusing rant about It’s Just Lunch or IJL: an American dating agency now operating in the UK, in the hopes of saving other single people from wasting their time, money and energy like I did. All those weeks on end at your desk talking only to imaginary people while just about managing to maintain the very basic levels of personal hygiene. However, there are times when a writer’s mind turns to away from literary pursuits and on to matters of the heart (and groin).
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