Success in life (and love) rarely comes easy. The key is to avoid repeating the same bad dating habits that you’ve been trying over and over without success.
Your first step to dating success – and finding your special someone – is to eliminate these unsuccessful dating habits. Here’s how:
Virtual love: online dating and dating apps are popular these days, but avoid limiting yourself to online dating alone. Attend some single-friendly events with a friend, visit a new neighborhood and practice saying hello to some new people. Real connections happen in the real world.
The numbers game: if you’re not meeting any new people, that’s a problem. But, likewise, if you’re meeting lots and lots of people through online dating and dating apps, you’ll likely end up in the same place – single and frustrated. Be selective in which services you use. Ideally target services that do at least some screening of matches.
Checklist dating: no-one likes being interviewed, especially on a first date. Leave your dating checklist at home and focus on having an enjoyable time on your date. Always remember: a 2nd or 3rd date is a much better time to tell if someone’s a good match for you.
The waiting game: waiting for your perfect match to magically appear is rarely a good strategy. Being proactive is your best best. Try some new activities, take a co-ed cooking or dancing class, host a party and ask your friends to invite their single friends – mix up your routine! Remember the words of that famous matchmaker Albert Einstein: “The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting a different result.”
D.I.Y. dating: if you’re a busy single or professional, you don’t always have time for the bar scene or online dating. Try a personalized matchmaking service like Executive Search Dating. We’ll meet you in person, then find singles that are right for you. Call us today at 604-462-8743 to learn more!
If you’re single, who says you have to go into debt this spring to have some fun?
In fact, one of the keys to successful dating is to keep things light and casual on a first or second date. The best dates, in fact, are often simple and inexpensive ones. Here’s 7 Vancouver spring date ideas for under $20:
Spring is called ‘The Matchmaking Season’ for a reason – it’s the BEST time of year to meet someone new!
Here’s 7 ways you can shake off the winter blues and kick start your love life this season!
Lose the parka: let’s be honest, it’s hard to flirt in a parka. Freshen up your spring wardrobe, shed some layers and practice saying ‘hello’ to strangers. Let Mother Nature do the rest.
Activity weather: if there’s one thing Vancouverites love more than anything, it’s the outdoors! Take a hike, or grab a bike and get outside… you never know who you might ‘run’ into.
Patio season: nothing beats the atmosphere of an outdoor patio on a warm spring Vancouver evening. Take a few friends down to your favorite craft brew pub for some springtime socializing.
Playoff fever: with the Vancouver Canucks poised to make a long run in this year’s NHL playoffs, visit a local sports lounge on a playoff game night and share your passion with someone new. Your dating life will win, no matter what the score.
Season of optimism: spring brings with it an optimistic, positive feeling that makes Vancouverites happy and more open to meeting new people. When you see someone you like, smile and say ‘hello’ – you’ve got nothing to lose but your single life.
Ferry me away: beat the winter blues with a day trip to a local gulf island – check out the open-air markets, visit the local café and meet some ‘locals’ – you’ll be surprised how many Vancouverites you’ll meet.
CelticFest: celebrate Vancouver’s greenest festival of the year from March 6th to 17th. Music, dance, green beer – the Irish didn’t invent the good time, they perfected it. Laughter is, after all, the world’s most powerful aphrodisiac.
How & Why ESD Works
ESD President Paddi Rice explains how their service achieves such a high success rate for their clients, and why ESD is Vancouver’s #1 personalized matchmaking service.
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