With Tinder, you can glean a bit from their information and you meet them somewhere like a busy bar, so it's not too awkward or spooky." His most recent date was with a woman he'd connected with prior to his nine-month relationship.
They broke the ice by talking about their memorable Tinder dates.
Named The Sea (as in, "plenty of fish in…"), the site was designed and written by her 27-year-old daughter Hannah, and looks more modern and vibrant than dating websites.
Men are invited to fill out a form, and Jan and Hannah sort through the applicants together, contacting whoever Jan is interested in.
"I think it's a modern way to meet people," he says.
"Traditionally, you'd roll up to a bar, have a couple of drinks and take a chance.
Aged in their late 30s, 40s, 50s and older, those in this group have often survived the breakdown of marriages and long term relationships, they usually have children and/or demanding careers, have the complications that come with middle age – children, houses, demanding careers – and little desire to be hooking up in bars at midnight.
Instead, these people are taking to Tinder, or creating their own websites, looking for love and long-term relationships.
"She's being the face of it for all these other people who are too scared to say, 'Yeah, I am 60, 65, and I can still meet someone'." Would she set up a profile for Jan on Tinder?Thalib will remain as CEO of Setipe and will also head up Lunch Actually Group's Indonesian operations.Violet Lim, CEO and co-founder of Lunch Actually Group said, "We are excited about the opportunities opened up by this acquisition and we are confident that we are now in an even stronger position to serve singles in Indonesia.Founder and CEO of Setipe, Razi Thalib, and his team at Setipe will join the 110 people-strong team of associates (also known as Cupids and Transformers) at the Lunch Actually Group.
According to Thalib: "After 3 years in operation, Setipe has gained impressive traction and growth but for us to monetise effectively, Indonesia still requires strong offline services due to low credit card penetration rates and less than half the population having Internet access.
Now, it's a little bit edgy but still credible in terms of meeting someone on it,." he says.