Occupation: The Health Nut / The Traveling Yogi / The Chatter Box
Samantha travelled the world for 4 years and built her own post-secondary education in 33 countries. She founded Hungry for Happiness – an organization that helps women improve their self-esteem and recover from eating disorders and body image issues. In 2014, Hungry for Happiness reached 50,000 women and now on track to reach 500,000 in 2015.
What are your plans for 2015?
2015 is going to be a crazy year. We just launched our first 12 week online program called ‘Beating The Binge’ We are creating and developing the first ever app which gamifys recovery, it will be fun, interactive & help to liberate women from dysfunctional eating and body image issues. Personal plans include a completing a half marathon, climbing Machu Picchu, mastering acro yoga & doing a novice salsa competition.
What cause do you support the most?
Recently, I have created a one for module for Hungry For Happiness. Which means we ‘save two lives with one touch‘ when clients connect with Hungry For Happiness and purchase either 1-1 coaching or an online program, we then provide accessible recovery for someone who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it. This is a beautiful relationship reaching double the amount of people with one transaction. We are launching this on February 28th 2015 (my birthday!)
What is your most interesting dating story?
When I was living in London, England. I met a guy who took me on a 48 hour first date that ended up with us spontaneously flying to Paris! His words still resonate with me today, “Samantha, what’s the worst that could happen?” I use this phrase when making most of my life decisions.
What do you look for in a potential partner?
Freedom – I’m a hyper independent person and I love men who can support that and really trust me if I take off and fly around the world for a few weeks. Bali is my second home – I head there to connect, relax and create.
One idea to improve Vancouver’s dating scene?
People are too fearful to talk to amongst each other without any attachment to the outcome – my advice is to talk to people you aren’t attracted to. It will help everyone lower their guard and be more willing for opportunities and miracles to happen.
What is your Deal Breaker?
Guys that can’t spell ‘your’ and ‘you’re’ probably.
What is your Achilles Heel?
On the flip side, a guy who puts effort into planning a unique date – for example, cliff jumping, paddle boarding, hot yoga, cultural events, etc. AND good eye contact – so dreamy.
Favourite Vancouver hotspot on a Friday night?
East is East on Main Street – amazing music, food & vibes.
How do you feel about books that teach men to be “pick up artists”?
The best way to approach a woman is start with funny banter. For example, one guy approached me and said, “There is something wrong with my cell phone. It doesn’t have your number in it.” He googled it, but I appreciated the confidence! Also a big smile goes a long way, think Joey from Friends.
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