Science-based dating and coastal cleanups - new ways of finding love in Singapore

Mr Samuel Lai (right), a 36-year-old engineer at a DNA-based speed-dating event held at Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre, on Dec 2019.
Mr Samuel Lai (right), a 36-year-old engineer at a DNA-based speed-dating event held at Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre, on Dec 2019.ST PHOTO: MARCELLIN LOPEZ
Mr Samuel Lai (right), a 36-year-old engineer at a DNA-based speed-dating event held at Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre, on Dec 2019.
Mr Samuel Lai (right), a 36-year-old engineer at a DNA-based speed-dating event held at Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre, on Dec 2019.ST PHOTO: MARCELLIN LOPEZ
Ms Alis Khoo, 36, senior accounts assistant and participant of a DNA-based dating event.
Ms Alis Khoo, 36, senior accounts assistant and participant of a DNA-based dating event.ST PHOTO: MARCELLIN LOPEZ
Mr Samuel Lai, 36, engineer and participant of a DNA-based dating event.
Mr Samuel Lai, 36, engineer and participant of a DNA-based dating event.ST PHOTO: MARCELLIN LOPEZ
Mr Elvin Fu, 36, engineering specialist and participant of a DNA-based dating event.
Mr Elvin Fu, 36, engineering specialist and participant of a DNA-based dating event.ST PHOTO: MARCELLIN LOPEZ
Participants at a coastal clean up dating event held on Sep 2019.
Participants at a coastal clean up dating event held on Sep 2019.PHOTO: GAIGAI

SINGAPORE - Swipe left on Tinder?

Though the dating app is widely regarded as the most successful of its kind in getting people hitched, the formula of pictures, bios and endless swiping is getting old.

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