The Future of LOVE

Following the inaugural launch of the Oxbridge Entrepreneurship Series, the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Singapore proudly presents "The Future of LOVE"

Join us this February to explore the ''Future of Love" at 1880, with the entrepreneurs and leaders of premier dating platforms, Sugarbook, Paktor, Lunch Actually and Viola.AI – the world’s first blockchain-powered lifelong love AI to help singles and couples across their relationship stages.

We'll consider, how people meet and form relationships in the 21st century and how technology has impacted the business of dating. What are the benefits and pitfalls of swiping left or right and how do traditional match-makers stand up to the onslaught of app developers from Silicon Valley? Will artificially intelligent holograms or robots replace some of our traditional relationships eventually? We'll pose these questions and many more at this exciting event not to be missed!

Date: Thursday 28th February, 2019

Time: 6:45pm - Registration,
7.00 pm - Drinks and canapés served
8.00-9:00pm - Future of Love Panel to be followed by Q&A

Venue: 1880, 1 Nanson Rd, level 3, Singapore 238909

For the special cost is SGD38 (for members) and SGD45 (for non-members), guests can enjoy free flow canapés and a glass of wine and gain insights on the future of love.

The Speakers:


Darren Chan, CEO and Founder of Sugarbook graduated with a Masters of Business Administration from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

Sugarbook is the most talked about dating platform in Asia seeking to provide the freedom and security for like-minded consenting adults to meet and build mutually beneficial relationships, Darren’s goal is to connect the people of Asia by giving them the power to be honest and transparent based on their unique wants and needs. In less than two years since its founding in 2017, Sugarbook has over 10 million messages sent and grown to amass over 300,000 members from various countries, predominantly from Malaysia, Singapore, USA, Hong Kong and Thailand. Featured extensively over 250+ international medias across the region such as Financial Times, South China Morning Post, Business Insider, ChannelNews Asia, Marie Claire & Esquire, Sugarbook is renowned as Asia’s most critically-acclaimed Sugar Dating App.


Shn Juay, Chief Operating Officer, graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science in Psychology from the National University of Singapore.

Founded in July 2013, Paktor Group is the first and currently the largest and most successful brand in Asia to provide a comprehensive suite of products across the dating vertical, focused on creating value for singles seeking to connect with others, and, in the process, developing the most diverse and largest network in its markets. Paktor started with the mission of connecting singles in Asia through technology-enabled platforms and the dating app has expanded beyond Singapore to the rest of Southeast Asia and North Asia. Along with its other acquisitions, which includes a controlling stake in Taiwan live streaming company 17 Media and other social dating apps such as Goodnight, the group’s social entertainment and dating assets jointly account for over 50 million users in Asia. GaiGai was founded in 2015 and is one of the largest and fastest-growing offline dating agencies in Singapore. With an extensive database of quality clientele, experienced dating practitioners, modern matching technology and a dedicated events team, GaiGai aims to create meaningful connections and successful matches for singles from all walks of life.

Lunch Actually, Viola.AI

Violet Lim, CEO and Co-Founder, Lunch Actually Group graduated with a Master’s degree in industrial Relations and Personal Management from the London School of Economics and a law degree at the University of Manchester.

Lunch Actually is Asia’s pioneer and largest dating group with over 15 years of proven success and over 1,6 million screened members. It offers holistic dating services for busy professionals by creating meaningful connections and helping them find love. Started in Singapore, it has since expanded to 4 other major countries in Asia, including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Thailand. Leveraging on technology, Violet also started esync - an online matchmaking platform, LunchClick - the dating app for serious singles, Lunch Actually Academy - the company's date and image coaching consultancy and Viola.AI - the world’s first blockchain-powered lifelong love AI. Violet has been featured in over 4,500 international media including BBC, CNN, Forbes, Bloomberg, and she's a TED speaker, author, columnist and relationship expert
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