CHANNEL NEWS ASIA -- Mar 30 -- Four dating agencies received endorsements from the Social Development Unit and between $22k and $49k to nudge singletons to get in the mood for love. The founder of "Lunch Actually" wants to broaden her business to provide real names of people dating online and verify their identities. The other three dating agencies provide services from dating on demand to movie dates. These agencies have all tapped on a million-dollar fund set up by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports to get Singaporeans to date.
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Mark Brooks: Cool. They actually came through with grants. I was contacted about this a couple of years back by an official from who was researching the U.S. dating industry.