Is Loveless Vancouver a True Phenomenon?
Time and time again single Vancouverites are asking themselves the same question: why is it so difficult for singles to connect in Vancouver? Numerous Vancouver-based newspapers and bloggers have commented on this phenomenon and here’s what they’re saying:
- TheThirtiesGrind Blog: “People stay very isolated to their own little groups, making it difficult for newcomers to find a place to fit in.”
- The Vancouver Sun Newspaper: “There is a lack of sexuality in Vancouver… No one smiles at you on the street here! People are cold.”
- Ren Thomas Blog: “It’s also notoriously difficult for young singles to meet potential mates in this town… When I moved here for grad school, those of us from out of town quickly realized that the “townies” didn’t really socialize with us.”
- Georgia Straight Newspaper: “Vancouverites are really, really good at looking hot. But the city has a hellish reputation among hetero singles for being socially cold, cliquey, and smug.”
Ren Thomas even goes on to list numerous reasons for Vancouver’s stand-offish attitude from strict prohibition-era liquor laws to the weather and urban planning. Meanwhile, a study from The Georgia Straight finds “isolation and disconnection” as a top issue according to local charitable foundations and community leaders. While some blame the women as being too stuck up and snobby, others see Vancouverite men as insecure and lacking courage. Van Mag’s article “Do Vancouver Men Suck?” goes on to fault Vancouver’s mismatched couples on successful women trying to date small ego-ed men.
Despite all this negative talk about Vancouver’s dating scene it is important to take it all with a grain of salt. Have a positive outlook on the future and keep an open mind. Go out and take opportunities to meet new people as they come your way. Don’t be afraid to take a chance and step out of your comfort zone every now and then. Make a list of five must-sees in Vancouver and drag a friend or family member to check them out with you! Click this link for ideas: http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2013/03/top-ten-places-to-meet-single-people-in-vancouver/ for great opportunities to meet singles in Vancouver!