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Finding Your Perfect Match

Sometimes dating sucks. Particularly if you’re ready for a relationship but can’t seem to meet the right type of person. Or when you do meet someone you connect with, they don’t feel the same way.

So, what to do? The best approach is to use a combination of ‘old school’ methods and ‘new school’ methods to meet your special someone. Here’s how:

  1. Be limitless: regardless of which method you are using to meet new people, it’s unwise to limit yourself to just one method. If you’ve been online dating exclusively, be sure to get out and meet people in person, attend some singles events, or hire a professional matchmaking service.
  2. Mix it up: to avoid dating burnout, don’t feel like you have to try all methods at the same time! If online dating hasn’t been working for you, try some other methods for a while. You can always get back online in the future when you’re feeling more refreshed.
  3. People skills: always remember this – people aren’t profiles, they’re people. In today’s online ‘always connected’ world, avoid falling prey to the mistaken impression that you can judge someone by their photo or profile. Real chemistry only happens in the real world. That’s been true for the past million years, and it will be true for the next million years too. Be sure you’re spending quality time with real people, for friendship, romance or otherwise.
  4. Be that special person you’re looking for: if you’re looking for someone positive, together, fun and engaging, be sure you’re putting out those signals when you do meet someone new. Ultimately, people want to connect with someone like-minded.
  5. Opposites don’t attract: in spite of what you’ve heard, meeting someone who’s completely different from you (even if there’s great physical chemistry) is not the best way to find a long term relationship partner. Professional matchmakers will tell you this: your best chance of creating a lasting relationship is to connect with singles with whom you share important qualities with.

7 Sexy Vancouver Summer Dating Ideas

Executive Search Dating, Vancouver’s #1 personalized matchmaking service for singles and professionals, wants to help Vancouver singles and couples spice up their summer dating lives.

“Vancouver has always been a great city for outdoor romance,” says Paddi Rice, President and Owner of Executive Search Dating. “But with the arrival of bike lanes, rooftop patios, and music festivals, it’s become truly world class!”

  1. Bike me: take your bikes and the nearest bike lane to Gastown or Main St. Stop at a café on the way to soak in Vancouver’s famous coffee culture together.
  2. Rock the Roof top: Rooftop patios are Vancouver’s newest craze – take your date for a cocktail and a warm breeze at The Roof, The Keg Rooftop Yaletown, or Lift.
  3. Get physical: in Vancouver, sweat is sexy – take a Frisbee down to a local beach and enjoy the outdoor atmosphere together as your work on your tans.
  4. Road Trip Romance: couples who travel together, stay together – for maximum romantic effect try the sunshine coast, gulf islands or a wine tasting trip to the Okanagan.
  5. Feel the Fireworks: what better way to create fireworks than to watch some together. Go early on a Fireworks night to enjoy the English Bay atmosphere and live music.
  6. Make sweet music together: serenade your loved one with a free music festival to suit their style at The Vancouver International Jazz Festival, The Khatsahlano Music & Arts Festival, and Make Music Vancouver.
  7. Take it outside: pack a blanket, some snacks, and your favourite beverage and watch a sunset together by the seaside. Let nature do the rest.

Executive Search Dating ( is Vancouver’s #1 personalized matchmaking service for singles & professionals. Founded in Vancouver by Paddi Rice in 2004, Executive Search Dating has been voted Vancouver’s “#1 Best Dating Service” for three consecutive years in the “Best Of Vancouver”, Vancouver’s largest people’s choice awards.

How To Meet Someone New In Vancouver This Summer

Summer seems custom made for romance: warm weather, sunshine, optimism. But what to do if you’re single, and missing that special someone to enjoy summer with?

Here’s the good news: summer in Vancouver is a great time to meet someone new. Here’s how:

  1. Be ready, part 1: summer means outdoor activities, less clothing and healthy living. If you’ve been thinking of losing a few pounds, hitting the gym, refreshing your wardrobe, or watching what you eat, now would be a great time to start!
  2. Be ready, part 2: looking and feeling your best is a great first step, but in the world of ‘meeting someone new’ someone has to make the first approach – let it be you. Like all important things in life, practice helps, so get in front of a mirror and practice saying ‘hi’ to new people. You’ll be surprised how quickly this can turn your single life around. You have nothing to lose but your single life.
  3. Get outside: when the weather is warm, you’ll find more people outside then inside. Grab a friend who’s social and talkative and good at meeting new people and head down to the seawall, the beach, or Granville Island and put your newly honed approaching skills to good use.
  4. Take a bike: Vancouver has become a bikers mecca with many new bike lanes giving you access to all parts of the city. Take your bike (or rent one) down to Gastown or Main St. on a sunny evening, stopping along the way at coffee shops or cafes that have a warm, friendly atmosphere. Unlike ‘pub crawls’, ‘cafe crawls’ won’t leave you feeling any ill effects the next morning.
  5. Go Cupid hunting: The arrival of summer also means the arrival of Executive Search Dating’s famed ‘Cupids Strike Force’. If you spot a team of our Cupids downtown in orange t-shirts and clipboards, come up and say ‘hi’ and they’ll headhunt you for a free date with someone who’s a great fit for you. For more details, call Executive Search Dating today at 604-462-8743.

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