She said the trappings of adult life leave little room for people to step outside their comfort zones and make time to find new friends. "We sometimes have single guys that become friends at my speed-dating events, and I almost think that's nicer then when I get couples." "Speed friending" was such a hit Dickie said she plans to make it a monthly event.MORE TOP STORIES: To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses.
"So unlike with romantic relationships that come with lots of cultural script and rituals for how to end a relationship …
there's really no such equivalent for friendship, and so people tend to struggle with that," she said.
“Hosting Rendez-vous Canada is a rare opportunity and the timing is great for Nova Scotia,” says Tourism Nova Scotia CEO Michele Saran.
“Nova Scotia’s tourism industry has worked hard to develop compelling world-class visitor experiences and high-quality travel products and services.
People can feel blindsided when a friend decides to end things, and unlike marriages or other romantic relationships, the person who was dumped may never know why.
"So people are caught in these cultural expectations in a way.To be considered for invitation, operators must meet Rendez-vous Canada’s selection criteria and express interest to Tourism Nova Scotia’s Peter Johnson, Manager of Market Development, by email or by phone (902-798-6922) by Friday, November 10.Approved operators will be invited to register after November 13. A Rendez-vous to remember RVC 2017 was hosted by Tourism Alberta and Tourism Calgary in May.There was a man visiting Halifax for a few days and looking for company.While Dickie spends her working days absorbed in romantic love, she said it's the friendships she's formed that mean the most to her.Laura Eramian, an assistant professor at Dalhousie University, is interviewing Nova Scotians about their friendships and how they feel when they fall apart.