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But hurry, our best special of the year expires on March 31st: 6 MONTHS FREE!

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How To Be Unsuccessful In Dating

Success in life (and love) rarely comes easy. The key is to avoid repeating the same bad dating habits that you’ve been trying over and over without success.

Your first step to dating success – and finding your special someone – is to eliminate these unsuccessful dating habits. Here’s how:

  1. Virtual love:  online dating and dating apps are popular these days, but avoid limiting yourself to online dating alone. Attend some single-friendly events with a friend, visit a new neighborhood and practice saying hello to some new people. Real connections happen in the real world.
  2. The numbers game:  if you’re not meeting any new people, that’s a problem. But, likewise, if you’re meeting lots and lots of people through online dating and dating apps, you’ll likely end up in the same place – single and frustrated. Be selective in which services you use. Ideally target services that do at least some screening of matches.
  3. Checklist dating:  no-one likes being interviewed, especially on a first date. Leave your dating checklist at home and focus on having an enjoyable time on your date. Always remember: a 2nd or 3rd date is a much better time to tell if someone’s a good match for you.
  4. The waiting game:  waiting for your perfect match to magically appear is rarely a good strategy. Being proactive is your best best. Try some new activities, take a co-ed cooking or dancing class, host a party and ask your friends to invite their single friends – mix up your routine! Remember the words of that famous matchmaker Albert Einstein: “The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting a different result.”
  5. D.I.Y. dating:  if you’re a busy single or professional, you don’t always have time for the bar scene or online dating. Try a personalized matchmaking service like Executive Search Dating. We’ll meet you in person, then find singles that are right for you. Call us today at 604-462-8743 to learn more!

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7 Spring Date Ideas For Under $20 In Vancouver

If you’re single, who says you have to go into debt this spring to have some fun?

In fact, one of the keys to successful dating is to keep things light and casual on a first or second date. The best dates, in fact, are often simple and inexpensive ones. Here’s 7 Vancouver spring date ideas for under $20:

7 Spring Date Ideas For Under $20 In Vancouver

7 Ways To Spring Clean Your Dating Life

Spring is called ‘The Matchmaking Season’ for a reason – it’s the BEST time of year to meet someone new!

Here’s 7 ways you can shake off the winter blues and kick start your love life this season!

  1. Lose the parka:  let’s be honest, it’s hard to flirt in a parka. Freshen up your spring wardrobe, shed some layers and practice saying ‘hello’ to strangers. Let Mother Nature do the rest.
  2. Activity weather:  if there’s one thing Vancouverites love more than anything, it’s the outdoors! Take a hike, or grab a bike and get outside… you never know who you might ‘run’ into.
  3. Patio season:  nothing beats the atmosphere of an outdoor patio on a warm spring Vancouver evening. Take a few friends down to your favorite craft brew pub for some springtime socializing.
  4. Playoff fever:  with the Vancouver Canucks poised to make a long run in this year’s NHL playoffs, visit a local sports lounge on a playoff game night and share your passion with someone new. Your dating life will win, no matter what the score.
  5. Season of optimism:  spring brings with it an optimistic, positive feeling that makes Vancouverites happy and more open to meeting new people. When you see someone you like, smile and say ‘hello’ – you’ve got nothing to lose but your single life.
  6. Ferry me away:  beat the winter blues with a day trip to a local gulf island – check out the open-air markets, visit the local café and meet some ‘locals’ – you’ll be surprised how many Vancouverites you’ll meet.
  7. CelticFest:  celebrate Vancouver’s greenest festival of the year from March 6th to 17th. Music, dance, green beer – the Irish didn’t invent the good time, they perfected it. Laughter is, after all, the world’s most powerful aphrodisiac.

Video: 7 Essential Relationship Skills

Are you ready for a relationship? If so, it’s not just about meeting the right person – you also need to develop your own “relationship skills”. Executive Search Dating President Paddi Rice explains.


7 Essential Relationship Skills

We’ve all seen the movie: boy meets girl, sparks fly, and they live happily ever after. But is that REALLY the way love works?

Actually, no. The truth is that you can and must IMPROVE your relationship skills – to help you find and build happiness in a long-term relationship.

Here are the 7 essential relationship skills (Source: Dr. Robert Epstein, PH.D.):

1. Communication:  This category involves critically important skills: knowing how to listen, sharing your thoughts and feelings honestly, refraining from criticizing and encouraging your partner to share his or her feelings.

2. Conflict Resolution:  Conflict-resolution skills include techniques such as staying focused on the topic, staying focused on the present, being ready to forgive or apologize, knowing when to take a break.

3. Knowledge of Partner:  What’s his shirt size? What’s his favorite food? After communication, simply knowing a lot about your partner is a powerful way of showing that you care, and makes you better equipped to tend to his or her ongoing needs.

4. Life Skills:  Do you plan for emergencies? Do you exercise and stay fit? Studies show that people usually want their partners to contribute a degree of security to a long-term relationship. People also want their partners to take good care of themselves.

5. Self-Management:  This is not the same as life skills. People who are skilled at self-management take inventories of their strengths and weaknesses and always strive for improvement. They know how to interpret disturbing events in positive ways and they work hard to reach their goals.

6. Sex and Romance:  People with strong skills in these areas inquire and care about how to please their partner sexually, set aside time for intimacy, refrain from blaming their partner when sex doesn’t go smoothly, and try to stay physically attractive for their partner.

7. Stress management:  Do you know how to use breathing, meditation, or imagery techniques to help you fight stress? If you know how to avoid or fight stress, you’ll be better able to love and support your partner.

How To Flirt In 2 Seconds Or Less

Are you giving off the right signals when trying to attract a potential date? Executive Search Dating President Paddi Rice tells Jody Vance on Breakfast TV that your body language is just as important as your flirting attempts.

Tips include how women can attract a man in 2 seconds or less, and the most powerful approach line in the English language!

Top Ideas To Make Valentine’s Day Special

In today’s Huffington Post, Executive Search Dating President Paddi Rice provides his top tips for a special (and affordable) Valentine’s Day!:

Top Ideas To Make Valentine’s Day Special

Video: Valentine’s Day Dating Do’s & Don’ts

With Valentine’s Day approaching, here’s some tips to help you survive AND thrive on Cupid’s big day – whether you’re single or in a relationship!