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Ms Yung at Date and Match said another change to her clientele was the age.
In 2008, she said, her company had no women under 30 on the books.
As customers have become more discerning, dating agencies have had to expand their services from merely searching a database for a potential match and booking a table for two.
Most premium packages now include not only creating a photo profile, but also coaching for clients on how to behave on a date, and tips on personal grooming.
“Finding a partner is like searching for a needle in a haystack.” Of course, it is not only high-earning women who have anxiety about being “left over”, the translation of the Chinese term used for unmarried people.
Hong Kong’s 2011 Census showed 46.8 per cent of the male population aged 20 to 49, and 38.9 per cent or women in the same age range have never tied the knot.
The next time Ms Chan met her she had also lost 10 pounds.
Just six months after her makeover, Miss Wong had begun a steady relationship.
The turnout was greater than any other Chinese city.
Some companies also offer a relatively cheaper, “passive” membership, which means the person can only go on a date when selected by another client.
“I tell my clients, ‘Don’t worry, the service is much cheaper than that Chanel bag you’re going to buy’,” Ms Chan said jokingly.
Today, she said her client list included women in their early twenties.
“It’s a smart move for them to act quickly,” she said, adding that women in their mid-twenties “definitely have an advantage” in the dating scene.
The chance to meet the right candidate, however, cost her a quarter of her monthly salary.