Monthly Archives: May 2012


Meeting the ‘right person’ is an important element in establishing a successful relationship. Equally important, however, is your own ‘readiness’ to meet that someone special.

Here are 7 classic signs of relationship readiness:

1.  Dating burnout: does dating begin to feel like ‘groundhog day’, repeating the same old stories about yourself over and over to someone new that you have just met?

2.  Quest for meaningfulness: do you feel an increasing desire to share meaningful moments with someone special?

3.  Future planning: do you start thinking about sharing the future (home, family, summer holiday plans, etc.) with someone special?

4.  Tired of the bar scene and online dating: do you start to think more about quality vs. quantity; ie. dating less but dating more compatible matches?

5.  More than just looks: do you desire a romantic partner that not only physically attracts you, but who also has other qualities that draw you together (shared family values, intellectual curiosity, education, etc.)?

6.  In your thoughts: do you find yourself thinking about someone frequently, and consciously making plans which involve them?

7.  Mutual admiration: do you admire someone and truly value their opinions on important matters in your life?


Finding Your Perfect Match This Summer

Someone once sang: “It’s the time of the season, when the love runs high.” That would be summer.

Although summer’s not here officially, the summer weather is. And summer weather means peak “matchmaking season”.

In this CBC interview, Executive Search Dating President Paddi Rice explains where and how Vancouver singles can meet their special someone this summer:

Listen to interview:

5 Ways To Boost Your Dating Life Without Spending More Time Online

Modern and/or new isn’t always better. Sometimes “tried and true” is your best bet.

In the world of dating, for example, so called “modern” methods of dating (such as online dating) don’t always work for busy singles and professionals. Reviewing endless online profiles, coupled with the lack of screening and safety, don’t always fit with a busy schedule.

Here are some quick and easy tips on how to IMPROVE your dating life WITHOUT spending your evenings online:

  1. Spring out: nothing gets Vancouverites more excited than the arrival of spring and outdoor activity weather. Grab a beverage of your choice, and perhaps a friend or two, and head down to the seawall, park or beach… you’ll find them teeming with happy, smiling people.
  2. Use your most potent weapon: no, its not what you were probably thinking, its your smile. A smile is a contagious, natural way to put others at ease and multiply the chances that you’ll send a positive signal to someone new.
  3. Practice makes perfect: approaching someone new and saying ‘hello’ may sound frightening at first. But, like all things, with a little practice it can become more natural. Practice your simple and natural approach in front of your mirror at home, then try it out on someone new when you are next out with friends.
  4. Be proactive: In dating and in life, the best results go to those who are the most proactive. Waiting for your perfect match to find you can be a recipe for continued singledom… try out some new places, and new methods of meeting people.
  5. Be friendly: when out socializing and mingling, don’t just focus on the first hot man or woman that catches your eye (he or she may not even be single)… be friendly to everyone around you (staff, couples, older and younger folks, etc.). This sends out a positive and confident message to those around you and will increase the chances that you’ll attract someone new. Also, that couple you meet might have a single friend that’s perfect for you!