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Sarah Rowland

Men, it’s time to show yourselves

In one month’s time, my matchmaker (this year’s must-have accessory) will embark on a search and recruit mission in Calgary.

Sheree Morgan, head cupid at Match-Works, is making the treacherous trek across the Rockies in the hopes of finding a few good men for her Vancouver-based female clients.

Now, there are two ways of looking at this: I can see the glass half full and say, “Wow, I must have the hardest working matchmaker in town – lucky me!”

Or I can see it half empty and say, “Seriously? There are so few good men available in Vancouver that my matchmaker has to troll the streets of Cowtown for a date?”

And if that’s the case, why am I working my ass off to cover the exorbitant cost of living in a city that has no available men? The view’s great and all, but a seawall can’t keep you warm at night.

Either way, if there’s any quality, single men left in the GVRD (and I know you’re out there), I suggest you show yourselves ASAP – unless, of course, you want to be upstaged by a bunch of cowboys. How can you make yourselves known?

Well, from now until the end of the year, Morgan is offering free screenings for Metro (hetero) Vancouver men.

Here’s her challenge:
“Calling all nice (really, I mean it) single, trustworthy, thoughtful, reasonably attractive, sane men in Vancouver (and the Lower Mainland) looking for an honest committed relationship. If any of those words just made you feel a sense of panic, you do not fit the bill.”

And don’t worry, the screening process is pretty painless. She just wants to make sure you’re not married or wanted in several provinces for fraud and that you’re as old as you say you are. She also wants to get a good idea of the kind of woman you’re looking for – that’s the fun part.

So even if a dating columnist with a ticking biological clock and an untreated root canal isn’t your thing (can’t imagine why), she’s got plenty of other women that you might fancy on her roster.

If that’s not enough to make all you fabulous single men come out of the woodwork, I guess Calgary it is, then … “Go Flames, Go?” Oh God, it pains me to even type those words.

So call now – my eggs await. Get a free screening at Match-Works Matchmaking

24 HRS Article by Sarah Rowland © 12/12/2008

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