When’s the last time someone told you it’s easy to meet someone new in Vancouver? The answer is probably ‘never’.

But here’s the good news, and I hope you’re sitting down for it: yes you can meet someone new in Vancouver, in fact its a lot easier than you think it is. So what’s the secret? Here it is:

  1. The waiting game is a losing game: in Vancouver, and in life, good things rarely come to those that wait. In particular, waiting for Mr. or Ms. Perfect to come up to you and ask you on a date is not a good option. Having a proactive approach is the way to go; when you’re out with friends, commit to approaching someone new and saying ‘hi’. You’ll be surprised at how positively you’ll be received.
  2. Leave the lines at home: forget everything you heard, stock approach lines don’t work. The problem with approach lines is that they aren’t ‘natural’, which will likely make you feel uncomfortable saying them and the other person even moreso. Sticking to the basics (‘Hi, how are you? My name’s “John/Jane”, how’s your evening going so far?’), or a simple, sincere compliment are a better way to go.
  3. More social, less shark: if you’re out with friends and looking to meet someone new, don’t just focus on that one person who’s caught your eye. Instead, make an effort to be positive and fun, and engage and chat with all those around you (friends, restaurant/bar staff, couples, etc.) – it’ll make approaching that special someone seem more natural, and make you seem more attractive as a result.
  4. Hire a Matchmaker: if you’re a busy single or professional, and don’t have the time or energy for the bar scene or internet dating, hire a personalized matchmaking service such as Executive Search Dating. We’ll interview and screen compatible matches that are right for you, and even set the dates up for you. You just go on your dates and meet someone who’s a great fit for you. Call us today at 604-462-8743 to schedule your free consultation with one of our professional matchmakers.