Monthly Archives: May 2010

5 Ways That “Positive Dating” Leads To A Lasting RELATIONSHIP

Dating can and should be fun.  But dating is also the BEST way to identify those qualities that are the MOST important for you to find in a romantic partner. 

A key element of successful dating is to meet matches that have a basic compatibility with you.  This leads to “Positive” dating experiences, which makes your dates enjoyable for both parties, thus maximizing the chances of a connection.  Here are 5 ways that “Positive Dating” can lead you to a GREAT relationship:

  1. Chemistry happens: meeting someone in person is the only way to determine basic physical chemistry.  Although physical chemistry alone is not sufficient for a lasting partnership, it is an essential starting point.
  2. Time flies, conversation flows: equally as important as physical chemistry is a ‘conversational connection’.  Struggling for things to talk about on a first date, although not necessarily a deal breaker, can be a warning sign.
  3. Similar views on life: Professional Matchmakers DON’T subscribe to the view that “Opposites Attract”, nor should you. Having some common beliefs on important matters like family, career and travel is a positive start.
  4. Identifying your TOP criteria: Criteria ‘on paper’ or in an online profile don’t always lead to a connection in the real world.  Meeting a variety of high quality compatible singles that meet some (but not necessarly all) of your criteria can be a powerful tool in fine tuning your true criteria.
  5. The ‘Virtuous Cycle’ of Positive Dating: Meeting high quality, compatible singles allows you to fine tune your match criteria as you enjoy your dates. And knowing your true criteria is an important element in identifying a truly COMPATIBLE relationship partner for yourself.

How To Find Vancouver “Summer Romance”

As Vancouver’s Proactive Dating Professionals, the Matchmakers at Executive Search Dating are often asked “How and where do you find such incredible singles in Vancouver?” 

Here are some tips on how and where high quality singles can be found in Vancouver this summer:

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“Thank you Executive Search Dating!  Without a doubt, Christopher is definitely one of that most handsome men that I have ever dated!  In addition to that, he is a great conversationalist and very attentive… My Executive Search Dating Rating for my match with Christopher is 100%.  Once again, thanks Executive Search Dating!”   Valerie on Christopher, (Executive Search Dating couple, matched: May/2010)

Is Vancouver REALLY A Difficult City To Meet Other Singles?

Vancouver has the (unenviable) reputation as a difficult city to meet other singles.  But is this actually true? 

As Vancouver Dating Professionals, we at Executive Search Dating feel its high time to uncover the TRUTH behind the MYTH that there are NO quality singles in Vancouver: 

The Positives:

  • Vancouver has a large number of attractive, single professionals.
  • The natural outdoor beauty of the city offers a common meeting place for singes, particularly when the weather is nice.
  • Vancouver singles tend to be very high quality, and take care of themselves with a healthy lifestyle. 

The Challenges:

  • Vancouver singles, particularly single professionals, are often too busy to focus on their dating lives.
  • Many Vancouver singles shy away from meeting other singles in bars or free online dating sites.
  • Vancouverites aren’t always willing to approach others in social situations unless they know the person. 

In this CBC TV video, Executive Search Dating shares some tips on how to meet other Vancouver singles:

Is “Chemistry” An Important Element In Finding Your Perfect Match?

As Professional Matchmakers, we at Executive Search Dating are often asked the importance of “chemistry” in finding a perfect match. 

The answer is: yes and no… here is why:

  • Yes: It is important to feel at least a little chemistry and/or initial attraction when meeting someone new.  If you don’t feel any chemistry whatsoever after the first 2 or 3 dates it is likely a sign that friendship might be a better option than romance.
  • No: Basing a relationship PURELY on physical chemistry, however, is not advisable.  In fact, extreme physical chemistry can sometimes blind you to the fact that you are not truly compatible with someone.  Screening your matches for true COMPATIBILITY is the key. 
  • Read more here about our Dating Philosophy.