Q: Best solo activity?
I love to take a book to English Bay (a beach nearby) and lean against a log and read while the waves crash against the shoreline.
Q: Biggest Accomplishment?
Becoming a success in my career -- I absolutely love what I do, and yet, I've learned to find balance between work and play. When I learned this, success came naturally.
Q: Where is the Best Place to Meet New People?
As I live in the downtown core, there are a lot of single guys who, like me, would rather get their produce from the local market than have it delivered with the rest of the groceries... Smiling at someone over the oranges often works :)
Q: Most Inspiring Book?
"A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle... This book has inspired me to live for the moments, and gave me the tools to really enjoy them.
Q: Funniest, Craziest or Worst Date Experience?
Woo... I've had far too many really bad dates! I'd have to say my worst date was a blind date that decided to join me on the spur of the moment at a local pub. I was there with a large group of friends, and was having a good time listening to the live band. This guy texted my cellphone and asked what I was doing, so impulsively I asked him to join me... He got there, downed several drinks very quickly, asked me to dance, and then during the second song, leaned over and inquired if I'd mind if he hit on some of my girlfriends. Needless to say, the date was over at that point. *sigh*
Q: Best Local Restaurant for One?
There's a great little sushi place right around the corner from my place -- It's like "Cheers" in there! They always know me by name, and it's like I'm dining with a bunch of friends.
Q: Have You Ever Been A Victim of Singlism?
Sadly, I have. Mostly related to friends inviting only couples on their adventures -- They don't even consider that just because I'm single, that I wouldn't want to join them on a trip of some kind. Thankfully, my close friends are much more thoughtful.
Q: Words of Inspiration?
"If you believe you can or you can't, you're right." ~Henry Ford
Q: What do you love most about being single?
I love the fact that if I want to check out for a day... And just stay in bed and watch a season of some silly tv show, I can. Or, I can go on an adventure on the spur of the moment without needing to worry about someone else's schedule and needs.
Q: Other words of advice?
Ladies: Don't wait for a guy to approach you -- they often won't. Give them a lifeline to grab onto, so that they know it's safe and welcome to start a conversation with you. There's no such thing as rejection, only learning / growth opportunities for the next time.