New studies say that dating services are ‘more efficient’ than traditional dating. In particular, couples who meet through a dating service get married two years sooner than those who meet through traditional means.
But what does that mean for you? Well, that depends.
Here are some signs that a dating service might work for you, and some signs that ‘traditional dating’ might be your best bet:
- Sooner rather than later: are you tired of ‘dating’, and more focused on meeting true ‘relationship ready’ matches? If so, a professional matchmaking service like Executive Search Dating may be your best bet, as you are more likely to meet matches who are serious about finding someone.
- The more the merrier: if you are looking to meet as many new people as possible (for dating, friendship or otherwise), then traditional dating (ie. bars, singles events, online dating, etc.) may be a good fit for you. Although you’ll likely meet more matches who aren’t ‘relationship potential’, they can help to expand your social network.
- Time constraints: if you are a busy person with not a lot of time to spend on dating, then a dating service designed for busy professionals such as Executive Search Dating may be what your looking for. Such services not only find compatible matches for you, but handle all the date arrangements for you, making it easier to meet quality matches.
- Seeking adventure: if adventure, excitement and drama are what you seek, then traditional dating (ie. the bar scene, online dating, etc.) or even mobile dating apps may be worth a try. While these methods often lack ‘relationship minded singles’, they do rank highly in the ‘low cost’ and ’adventure and excitement’ departments. Do be careful when using these methods however, and be prepared to spend a lot of time emailing, texting and messaging potential dates.
Forget everything you’ve heard about dating “Chemistry” (ie. you have no control over it; it just happens; it’s either there immediately or never; etc., etc.).
The truth is you can greatly increase the chances of having chemistry with someone you’ve just met, here’s how!
Question: Why is Spring considered ‘The Matchmaking Season’?
Answer: Because it’s the BEST time of the year to meet someone new!
Yes, spring still feels like a long way away. But actually, it’s right around the corner. In fact, many singles start thinking seriously about meeting someone new right after Valentine’s Day.
With that in mind, here are some (positive) ways that spring will impact your dating life THIS year:
- New beginnings: spring is the season for renewal, for plants, animals and singles alike. Regardless of how your 2013 went, 2014 is a new year, and a chance to rejuvenate your love life.
- The season of optimism: its hard not to feel optimistic when the spring flowers are in bloom. In dating, moreso than in any other aspect of life, optimism and positivity will lead to more dating success.
- Shedding layers: its hard to flirt with a parka on. With the warmer temperatures, singles can shed some layers of clothing and kick start the virtuous cycle of dating, which often begins with a flirtatious smile.
- More options: as singles all over Vancouver look to meet new people, there are simply more places for singles to meet. Additionally, professional matchmaking services such as Executive Search Dating become overwhelmed with fantastic local singles looking to meet their special someone. Call us today and we’ll tell you about someone that might be a great match for you!
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If you’re in a loving relationship, Valentines Day can be great. But if you’re single it can be stressful or even depressing. But does it REALLY have to be that way?
Actually, no. The first step in overcoming the myths surrounding Valentine’s Day is to know what they are.
So, here they are:
1. It means everything: the world won’t come to an end if you are dateless on Valentine’s Day. Lose the blues, meet-up with a few friends and use it as a chance to meet some new people.
2. It means nothing: if you do have someone special in your life, make an effort to show them how much you care. Yes, it’s a ‘Hallmark Holiday’, but leaving your sweetheart alone on Valentine’s Day will send the wrong message.
3. You have to celebrate it on February 14th: pick another day around that time and make it your own personal Valentine’s Day. It’ll be much less crowded and less expensive too!
4. It has to be dinner, chocolates and flowers: be unconventional; catch some live music, hit a museum or go ice skating at Robson Square. Creativity always trumps convention.
5. The earth has to move on Valentine’s Day: the best dating moments are ones that come naturally. Don’t feel pressured to do or say anything on Valentine’s Day that you wouldn’t do or say on any other date night.
6. You need to spend lots of money: in the dating world: meaning matters more than money. The best gifts are thoughtful ones, not necessarily expensive ones.
7. If I’m single on Valentine’s Day, I’ll be single all year: actually, Valentine’s Day is NOT the best time to meet someone new. But spring is, and it’s just around the corner!
Valentine’s Day is almost here, a day that brings joy and fear to the hearts of Vancouver singles and couples alike.
But if you’re still single, don’t sweat it. Here are 5 secrets to help you survive and even thrive this Valentine’s Day:
1. Meaning over money: if you’re in a relationship, there’s no need to break the bank with an overly expensive gift. Keep it simple – a nice hand written card, chocolates, or a nice dinner at home. When gifting, meaning means more than money.
2. Don’t force it: if there’s no-one special in your life at the moment, avoid doing or saying something on Valentine’s Day that you wouldn’t say on any other day, like ‘I do’!
3. Opportunity knocks: on the other hand, if there is someone you’re interested in (romantically or otherwise) it can be a nice time to ask them out for lunch or a casual drink. Many singles dread being alone on Valentine’s Day so you just might get a ‘yes’.
4. Take back Valentine’s Day: who says Valentine’s Day is only for couples… invite some singles friends over, or head out for a few drinks in a new neighbourhood. Who knows, you might connect with a fellow Valentine’s Day refugee!
5. Get ready to ‘spring’: if you are single and dateless on Valentine’s Day, don’t sweat it. The end of Valentine’s Day heralds the beginning of spring, THE best time of the year to meet someone new!
ESD President Paddi Rice describes “The Virtuous Cycle Of Vancouver Dating” while appearing on CTV Morning Live.
Watch Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2dJpXLbFdg&feature=youtu.be
Dating has changed, there’s no doubt about it. In today’s hyper connected modern age, there are more ways to meet someone new than ever before. But does that mean it’s easier to meet your special someone?
Well that depends, if you’re looking for a casual ‘hook-up’ the answer is likely ‘yes’. If you’re looking for a lasting relationship the answer is ‘probably not’.
In fact, the golden rules of matchmaking have changed very little and are still the keys to finding someone compatible with you:
- Chemistry happens in the real world: regardless of how good (or bad) someone’s profile looks to you, the only way you can determine chemistry is to meet someone in person.
- Interested and interesting: finding someone interesting, and they you, is another key to true chemistry. Remember: what they ‘like’ is much less important than what they ‘feel’.
- Similar outlooks on life: no, you don’t have to be the exact same as someone to click in person, but sharing the same viewpoint on important issues (family, education, travel, etc.) can be a good foundation for a couple to build upon.
- Respect: physical chemistry (at least a little bit) is important, but even more important is mutual respect. Without it, even strong physical chemistry can fizzle out after the initial rush.
- Laughter: no matter how funny (or not) someone appears in the virtual or online world, finding them funny (and they you) in the real world can be an important factor in long term happiness. It’s less about telling jokes and more about making you smile when you think of them.
We’ve all heard it: you can’t meet new people in Vancouver. Vancouverites are unfriendly. There are 10 women to every man. There are 5 men to every woman. Etc. Etc.
Yes, you’ve heard these supposed ‘Vancouver dating facts’. But are they ‘facts’ or ‘myths’? The answers may surprise you:
- Myth #1: Vancouver is not a good city for dating – actually, Vancouver has one of the most active and progressive dating cultures of any city in North America. True, much of that is online dating, but there are many other (better) options out there for singles.
- Myth #2: Vancouver single men do not exist – they do exist and, in fact, many single men in Vancouver complain that there aren’t enough single women!
- Myth #3: Vancouver single women are unapproachable – not true. Most single women in Vancouver complain they are rarely, if ever, approached.
- Myth #4: The ratio of single women to single men is WAY out of balance in Vancouver! Also, not true. Although there may be more women or men at a particular event (ie. more women at a wine tasting; more men at a sporting event; etc.), overall statistics show a relatively equal number of single men and women in Vancouver.
- Myth #5: Vancouver men are not interested in long term relationships – not true. Although it can take men longer to feel ‘relationship ready’ than women, eventually most if not all men do get there.
- Myth #6: Vancouver women are mostly interested in a man’s income – not true. In fact, after arranging thousands of successful matches in Vancouver, we have found that a man’s income level is rarely a top match criteria for Vancouver women.
- Myth #7: It’s impossible to meet new people in Vancouver – not true. Although Vancouver has the reputation as a hard city to meet new people, you rarely hear from someone who actually tried to approach someone new and was treated poorly.
The New Year has arrived, and you’re ready to meet someone new in Vancouver. But how?
Here are 7 proven dating tips from the Dating Experts at Executive Search Dating:
- Be proactive: good things in life don’t necessarily come to those that wait. Putting yourself out there and meeting some new people is an essential element of finding someone special.
- Be positive: everyone wants to be with someone positive and fun. Practice your smile, and avoid negative topics once you have met someone new and interesting.
- Be the person you want to meet: in the world of matchmaking, likes often attract likes. Seek out activities and interests where you will find like minded people and your chances of meeting someone special will increase.
- Be bold: lose your fear of rejection and try approaching someone new when you are out with friends. You will be surprised by how positive the reaction will be to a friendly smile and ‘hello’ to a stranger.
- Mix it up: doing the same ‘ole things and expecting different results is a recipe for frustration; try going out in a new neighbourhood or a new restaurant/lounge; or go shopping in a new part of town.
- Forget the past and don’t stress about the future: when it comes to meeting someone new, think of every occasion as a fresh opportunity to connect with someone interesting. And when you do strike up a connection, keep it positive and fun… tell a funny holiday story!
- Hire a professional: you wouldn’t buy a house without some professional help, so why not try a professional dating service to help you in your search for a compatible relationship partner. Professional Matchmaking firms such as Executive Search Dating are bustling with high quality singles who are eager to meet some new people this year. Call us today at 604-462-8743 to find out more!
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