She’d be happy with just a little more warmth and sensuality. Rachel Fox, a 34-year-old writer, says her experiences of meeting men in other cities, like New York, where she used to live, are incredibly different than in Vancouver: “The pool is a lot bigger there.I was dating every night.” Fox has an endearing, girl-next-door vibe: Zooey Deschanel with a healthy scoop of irreverent wench. “We are ghettoized, we don’t intermingle and the landscape isn’t conducive to community.”Sara Stocksand, 38 years old and single for a few years, isn’t afraid to say she wants the whole package, including marriage and children.
“There is a lack of sexuality in Vancouver,” says Derkson, bluntly.
Derkson is petite, tanned, toned, with a bright smile: her nails are done, her hair is thick and full.
For a lark one night, she posted a personal ad on Craigslist. Once they saw it, their pictures started coming in. Even before the article ran, women were, well, bitching.
“My friends and I talk about this all the time,” says Radu.
The women at the back table of the Bottleneck bar on Granville Street are a cluster of long locks, funky accessories, a mix of tanned and fair, naturally athletic bodies and discreetly dabbed lip gloss.
The conversation about the impossibility of finding man-love in Lotus Land ricochets between raucous laughter and thoughtful reflection until the table goes silent and the subject finally sinks, like a stone thrown in an impossibly dark wishing well.“This is not a lighthearted issue,” says Jodi Derkson. So strike the phrase "Asian persuasion" from your vocabulary. whether it be a little black dress and pearls or jeans, tee and sneaks affair.. the outdoors appeals to me as am an avid amateur photograp..Radu has been married once, has no kids, and a career in the entertainment industry that brings her into daily contact with some of music’s biggest artists. I’ve been attracted to people that didn’t fit my ‘type’: maybe someone’s not good on the phone, maybe they’re not good on email, maybe it just wasn’t a good photo. No thanks.”For the last few months, since Vancouver magazine ran the first-names-only article “Do Vancouver Men Suck?Maybe the chemistry will be there in person.”For all her efforts online, there has been a zero compatibility outcome. Most of the guys wanted her photo before going further. ” (“Yes” was the only answer that could be read between the lines), the question has hung over Vancouver’s dating scene like a pall. Pro-tip: Refill everyone else's cup before your own, going from oldest to youngest. Prepare for a lifetime of finding knots of long black hairs in the shower drain, in the vacuum cleaner, on the carpet, everywhere, all the time.