With the opening of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics just a few days away, Vancouver based matchmaking firm Executive Search Dating has released their “Olympic Dating Guidebook” to help local singles navigate their way through the big event.  According to Paddi Rice, President and founder of Executive Search Dating, the Olympics can be a fantastic time to mingle and meet new people with the non-stop events going on during this time.  “Vancouver has never seen as many social events, many of them free, happening at one time in our city” says Paddi “Although much of the focus has been on out-of-town guests and athletes, it can also be an excellent chance for local Vancouver singles to get out and mingle with visitors AND locals!  With Valentine’s Day and Spring right around the corner, we see the Vancouver Olympics as a once in a lifetime opportunity for local singles to jump start their dating life.”  Going For Dating Gold: here are Executive Search Dating’s top Olympic activities and events for Vancouver singles:
  • LiveCity Yaletown: located in David Lam Park in Yaletown, the outdoor stage will feature free concerts from such acts as Wilco, Blue Rodeo and The Sam Roberts Band, amongst many others.  Evenings culminate with special effects, fireworks and light shows.  The festival like atmosphere (typically only available during the summer Jazz Fest) will be a great opportunity to mingle with like minded music lovers; then head into Yaletown post concert to continue the festivities.
  • Robson Square: free ice-skating, Rockefeller Plaza-style, capped off with free admission to the Vancouver Art Gallery, which is showing the largest exhibit of Da Vinci drawings seen in Canada. A great option for a second or third date with someone you’ve met at a Yaletown concert.
  • The French Quarter on Granville Island: experience a little bit of Paris right here in Vancouver. The French Quarter features free concerts featuring Canadian and International performers, a sports pub and many exhibits of works by francophone artists.  While in Granville Island, stop by the Atlantic Canada House situated in the Backstage Lounge for a dose of East Coast culinary delights, performers and entertainers.
  • The Canvas Lounge in Gastown: Vancouver’s premier events lounge is featuring themed parties each and every night of the Olympics, including such highlights as “The Chivas Lounge Pre-Games Party”, and “The Corona Opening Party’.  If you are single and haven’t yet checked this place out, there may never be a better opportunity.  Think ‘part night club part art gallery’…
  • Hire A Dating Headhunter!: to celebrate the Olympics, Executive Search Dating is providing 2 free months of service AND free dating during the Olympics for all new clients that sign up in February. Memberships include a free consultation with a professional matchmaker and hand selected, compatible matches just for you!  Download a coupon here:  https://executivesearchdating.com/coupon.html.