If you’ve been single for a while, it’s hard not to be frustrated with the Vancouver dating scene. Seems like everyone is either married, or busy swiping online dating profiles on their phone.

But dating success is actually closer than you think – in fact, it boils down to a few simple ‘rules’. Learn these rules and you’ll find yourself meeting fantastic, compatible singles in no time at all – here they are!

  • Rule #1:  Photos are not people.  With smartphones and social media its easier than ever to judge people based on their photo – don’t. Many people, maybe even the perfect match for you, look better in person.
  • Rule #2:  Chemistry works in mysterious ways.  You’d be surprised how many marriages & relationships we’ve created for couples over these 13 years that weren’t overly excited about meeting each other at first. Likewise, there’s plenty of matches that looked perfect on paper but fizzled in real life. Focus on meeting people in person before deciding if they’re right for you. Period.
  • Rule #3:  Look below the surface.  The things the truly connect you with someone for the long term aren’t always visible on the surface. Personality, values, sense of humor, family… avoid the superficial and you’ll find something real.
  • Rule #4:  The Wayne Gretzky Rule Of Dating.  Gretzky famously said “I don’t go to where the puck is, I go where its going to be.” Translated into dating speak: “Don’t just pursue singles that everyone is looking at, look for the quiet, hidden gems that may have been overlooked by others. Sometimes the best quality singles you’ll meet in person aren’t great at “dating” or self-promotion, and they don’t use social media.