There have been a lot of articles and blog posts lately about the terrible dating scene in Vancouver. Basically, what it comes down to is: women are bitchy snobs and men are lame/shy/ all the Alpha males moved to Calgary or Toronto.
I just saw this video on Facebook posted by Robert Dayton (a hilarious performer formerly from Vancouver, currently based in Toronto) and I thought perhaps it has some insights on the Vancouver dating scene. Maybe Vancouver is the middle school of Canada. Toronto is the powerful adult, Montreal is the raging hormonal teenager, and Vancouver is still in the awkward stages of puberty.
Here’s a tween girl’s dating advice.
In case you weren’t paying attention or didn’t bother to watch this adorable clip, I’ve summarized her notes.
1- Find a guy you like.
2 -Bathe/ shower/ wash your face.
3 -Wear makeup.
4 -Be friends with the guy you like or at least try to talk to him.
5- Be a little flirty with the guy you like, but not too much. Say cutsey things like “Haaaay” and wink.
6- Tell the guy that you like them.
7- If they haven’t asked you out yet ask a friend to ask if the guy likes you.
8- Ask for their number or give them your number.
9- Encourage them to ask you out because you don’t want the reputation to be the kind of girl who asks guys out.
She doesn’t mention what happens after they ask you out, but as I remember middle school, once a guy asks you out you’re pretty much going steady. So, there you go Vancouver; remember to shower, wear make-up and get your friends to ask a guy if he likes you. Let me know how it works out.