At 32, Sofi Teleky has long, strong legs that an Arabian mare would envy, plush brown hair, toned everything, and a lilting accent from her native Hungary. And, she said, it’s all your fault.“Sometimes I see a cute guy in the lineup at Starbucks,” Teleky, who lives in Delta, told the in a recent phone interview. The interviewed several singles who, like Teleky, have looked for love for a decade or longer with little success.
Sarah Jones, for example, is a 34-year-old paramedic from North Vancouver who’s just returned from three months in Argentina and Brazil.
A breakup 18 months ago left her raw, she told the . She said she’s not emotionally ready for a partner again.
In her spare hours, she puts her smouldering looks to use as an actor; recently, she played a sexy maid in a short film. That’s a significant sea in which to miss finding a fish.
Especially the attractive ones.”It’s no new revelation that Vancouver is a tough place to meet a mate, or even date.
But the South American men easily coaxed out her inner vixen.“They’re fabulous,” she gushed. I don’t have that.”The city isn’t the problem, according to Diederik Wolsak, the founder of the Choose Again Center for Attitudinal Healing.
“They have no problem telling you how they feel and if they want you and what they want to do with you.” At first, she admitted, the aggressiveness turned her off. Instead, it’s that so many singles look outside themselves for what’s missing inside.“There’s six billion victims on the planet,” Wolsak told the .
That’s not a local problem, Wolsak explained; that’s a western-world challenge.
However, lifestyle coach Ronald Lee said Vancouver’s vibe is indeed an impediment to love.
Other Canadian cities are comparable: Toronto has 53 percent single folk; Edmonton 55 percent; Montreal 66 percent; and Victoria a whopping 70 percent.