How can you have success in dating, and meet your special someone? It’s a question that’s stumped singles for years, in Vancouver and elsewhere. Surprisingly, the answer is not complicated. It starts with adopting the right ‘dating habits’, habits that successful singles have used for years to find lasting relationships. Based on our 10+ years of professional matchmaking experience in Vancouver, here are the 7 habits of highly successful singles: 1. Open-Minded & non-judgmental: a. Don’t judge someone based on physical characteristics. b. Sees the inner qualities of someone. c. Open to meeting new people. 2. Positive & don’t take things personally: a. Warm, friendly, gregarious & light hearted approach. b. Positive view on life & happy with themselves. c. Focus on positive topics (ie. hobbies, interests, etc.). d. Avoid negative topics (ie. ex-relationships, life issues, their dating service experience, etc.). e. Don’t take it personally, even when a date doesn’t go well. 3. Interested & interesting: a. Genuinely interested in other people. b. Are good listeners. c. Are interesting people with interests outside of work and dating. d. Can discuss a wide range of topics. 4. Good communicators: a. Are caring, respectful, thoughtful and understanding. b. High energy & passionate about life. 5. Patient & Persistent: a. Stick with it & don’t lose hope even when things aren’t going well. b. Take breaks from dating when needed. 6. Reflect on what is and isn’t working: a. Are self aware and thoughtful about their dating approach. b. Carefully consider which dating methods or matchmaking services are best for them. 7. Relationship minded: a. Are serious about finding someone – relationship ready. b. Approach their dates with a ‘2nd date mindset’.