Sex & The 6ix is our new weekly Sunday dating column in collaboration with a dating expert and matchmaker. Every week, watch two people get to know each other and predict if the relationship will bloom or if it looks like an epic fail. We send two people out to a hot spot to enjoy dinner on us and see if we can make a love connection!
Meet our matchmaker:
Shannon Tebb, entrepreneur and creator of Shanny in the City, has worked as a Matchmaker and Dating Consultant since 2010. She has been featured on various radio shows, and offered her expert opinion for articles in the Huffington Post, The Star, Metro, Eligible TV, Oh So Cosmo, KISS 92.5, CBC Radio, and was the spokesperson for Zoosk.com.
Interested in being one of our daters? Shanny is looking for genuine candidates that are interested in finding love in this oh so busy city!
Fill out the form that applies to you and we will set you up with a potential perfect match! With Shanny’s expertise, we hope we can help you find love in the 6ix – or at least enjoy a nice meal on us. After the date we ask for a quick feedback session to gain insight as to how the date went and encourage you to keep putting yourself out there!
Now on to this week’s date…. Meet Shanny’s match:
This week’s Sex & the 6ix daters were excited to meet each other for their blind date experience at East Thirty-Six. Maik, a General Manager of a large company, is looking for marriage and kids with the right woman. Maik, being German, likes to get straight to the point. At 40 years old, he knows what he wants—he mentions that he is attracted to a finance-oriented woman who is a gym bunny. A Jennifer Lopez-type with a great sense of humour is a bonus.
Mariangela is 35 years old, works in International Sales, and is fit, gorgeous and the gym buff type. She is attracted to an ideas guy with an entrepreneurial streak. Maik isn’t an entrepreneur, but he is the boss of a large company and can handle similar pressures. Mariangela mentions that a guy who parties too much can be a bit of a turnoff. Maik is the opposite of a partier; he likes to socialize in more intimate settings and enjoys the outdoors.
Both Blind Daters have been single for less then a year and are looking for a quality partner that is educated and successful. Maik and Mariangela are both dominant figures in their careers and take pride in their health and overall appearance. Let’s see if the sparks will fly and the conversation will flow while they enjoy dinner and drinks on us at East Thirty-Six.
Here’s what the server observed about their date:
“Went pretty well for them. They shared a couple drinks and apps, then left together.”
After interviewing both Maik and Maringela, Shannon’s expert opinion is…
After receiving the Blind Date feedback from our daters, it was clear that one side was more pleased with the date then the other. Maik felt instant chemistry after meeting Mariangela and was impressed with the match. He did struggle a bit throughout the date to make adequate conversation and lure her in. Asking your date “how do you like the date so far” may be a bit of a turn off and can be uncomfortable to answer; it also indicates a bit of insecurity and self-doubt early on. Perhaps if he had been more focused on learning about Mariangela rather then the flow of the date he would have been more successful. It’s clear that his nervousness and awkward moments of silence also made it hard for her to connect with him. While on a date, its important to filter out the negative thoughts and keep them to yourself. After the 2 hour-long date, Maik was a gentleman and walked her to her car, giving her a hug and kiss goodbye. Unfortunately, this wasn’t enough for Mariangela to consider a second date with him.
This blind date experience is a great example of how Dating Consulting sessions can help prevent potentially awkward moments from occurring while on a date. If you are a single who tends to be nervous on dates or have difficulty making creative conversation while in the presence of a gorgeous specimen, then perhaps you require the help of a Dating Consultant. Although this date wasn’t a match made in heaven, both daters have learned from the experience and were happy to be a part of Sex and the 6ix’s blind date. For singles in the city looking to brush up on their dating skills and improve their dating success, please visit Shanny in the City.
What do you think of this week’s date? Let Vv Magazine know in the comments below, or tweet us @ViewtheVibe.