Occupation: Public Relations Professional
Amie Rotherham works with Rsquared Communication, a Silicon Valley-based tech PR firm. She has worked with startups and larger tech companies across North America, including Zendesk and media darling Slack, and Vancouver companies like Clio and Eventbase. She is an avid traveler, travelling often for work engagements, most recently to San Francisco, New York, Austin, and Toronto. Originally from Vancouver Island, she appreciates glamping in cozy flannels around a campfire, drinking scotch and exploring new restaurants in the city.
What are your plans for 2015?
I’m planning one getaway per month, so that at the end of the year I’ll have been on 12 trips outside of the city, whether it’s to San Francisco for work, skiing in Whistler for the weekend, or a girls trip wine tasting in the Okanagan.
What cause do you support the most?
I am singlehandedly keeping the Vancouver Chapters stores in business. The only reason I can think of why the Robson store is downsizing is because I live closer to the Broadway location and therefore spend more money there.
What is your most interesting dating story?
I was flying down to San Francisco for work and got to chatting with the guy in the seat next to me. We exchanged business cards and stayed in touch, and ended up meeting up three months later when I was back in San Francisco, where we drove to Sonoma and did a blindfolded wine and music pairing.
What do you look for in a potential partner?
I like someone who has an a strong appreciation for cheese, picky eaters need not apply. I am incredibly motivated in my career, and appreciate that quality in others. Of course you have to be smart, witty and probably a little nerdy. Great shoes don’t hurt either.
One idea to improve Vancouver’s dating scene?
Dating in any city is hard, and I think it’s unfair to make the claim that Vancouver’s dating scene needs a ton of work. That being said, I think we all need to make more of an effort to be open, and actually talk to strangers.
What is your Deal Breaker?
I can’t do egos. I appreciate someone who is proud of their accomplishments, but there’s a difference between being proud and being boastful. Also, socks in bed.
What is your Achilles Heel?
If you spin me on the dancefloor, I’m yours. I also have a soft spot for dry wit and someone who challenges me intellectually.
Favourite Vancouver hotspot on a Friday night?
I love meeting girlfriends after work for a bottle of wine or the horseradish cocktail at Wildebeest. Afterwards I’ll usually move onto another spot in Gastown to meet up with more friends for food and more drinks.
How do you feel about books that teach men to be “pick up artists”?
Chances are if you’ve read those books, your “tricks” won’t work on me. But I do like that you read books! Maybe if you had better reading material, our conversation wouldn’t need any of the pickup artist skills you read all about.
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