Occupation: The Olympic Medalist
Krista won the Silver Medal in the Women’s 8+ Rowing event in London 2012. She previously competed in Beijing Olympics and after not finishing well; she almost retired but made an inspiring comeback to take home the Silver in London.
What are your plans for 2015?
I’m writing book called “Beyond the Finish Line: What Happens When the Endorphins Fade” about transitioning from the athlete world into real life – it’s going to be a relatable tell-all to be published before the 2016 games.
What cause do you support the most?
My grandfather died of ALS and he was a huge inspiration for me, so I’m a big supporter of the ALS Society. I have also volunteered for the 60 Minute Kids Club – teaching kids healthy life values.
What is your most interesting dating story?
The worst was a tinder date where the guy started expressing how insecure he felt that we were the similar height! His honesty was refreshing but certainly not the right thing to say to a woman.
What do you look for in a potential partner?
Someone who has strong family values – who wants to be part of a bigger family unit.
One idea to improve Vancouver’s dating scene?
I might be old fashioned but it’s challenging to find guys who follow the traditional courtship. When a guy doesn’t plan anything or give effort in this regard – it’s hard for me to give them interest back. Perhaps there should be an app that gives guys great first date ideas.
What is your Deal Breaker?
Really strong advice/judgement (especially early on) – I want a partner and someone who I can openly share with and not someone who tells me what to do.
What is your Achilles Heel?
Empathetic and understanding – for example, when I share a fear or worry about those close to me be it my family or my dogs, I really appreciate someone who understands and values what I find important.
Favourite Vancouver hotspot on a Friday night?
I live near Yaletown, so I might be at Rodney’s, Cactus Club or Parlour.
How do you feel about books that teach men to be “pick up artists”?
Recently I was at Glowbal when I saw a lady who was beautiful – I called her shiny. Suddenly, a guy walks by and gives me the “Oh my god!” like he thought I was shiny, but doesn’t stick around to talk to me. Men of Vancouver – just hollering at a girl is not enough!
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