Looking for love in vein, by matching blood type

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

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

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'. Subscribe