Looking for love in vein, by matching blood type

Singles taking part in a blood type dating event on Sept 20 at the Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre: (clockwise from left) Mr Travis Chia, an entrepreneur; Ms Cynthia Wong, an accountant; Mr Chin Wen Wei, an auditor; and Ms Felicia Cheng, a
Singles taking part in a blood type dating event on Sept 20 at the Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre: (clockwise from left) Mr Travis Chia, an entrepreneur; Ms Cynthia Wong, an accountant; Mr Chin Wen Wei, an auditor; and Ms Felicia Cheng, a legal executive.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Singles are flocking to dating agency events based on niche compatibility markers

It is Friday night and a speed dating session is under way in a hotel in the heart of Orchard Road.

The scene is a familiar one: hopeful singles sitting at tables, tucking into a dinner of salmon or chicken as they initiate conversation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 06, 2019, with the headline 'Looking for love in vein, by matching blood type'. Print Edition | Subscribe