Occupation: The Songbird / The Musician / The Vocalist
Tiffany is a true Vancouver songbird who hasn’t succumbed to the pressures of relying on sexuality to get ahead in the music industry. Her Fearless trilogy is playing on multiple radio stations and she has toured across North America with her popera group, Vivace. Tiffany was also a finalist at the International Songwriting Competition, leading against nearly 19,000 entries in over 120 countries.
What are your plans for 2015?
Finishing the last few songs of a new 6 song album, travelling across Canada for a radio tour and touring the U.S. with my group.
What cause do you support the most?
Respect for animals and for those unable to defend themselves in unjust situations. I’m an ambassador for a cause called Voice for the Horse, which teaches children about kindness to animals through fine arts projects and education.
What is your most interesting dating story?
I fell hard for a friend, and I’ll never forget the day he let me know his preference was men. Love sure can be blind sometimes!
What do you look for in a potential partner?
Strength of morality – not willing to bend on values for self-satisfaction, even in adversity. Jack O’Connell’s character, Louis Zamperini, from the movie, Unbroken, exemplifies this perfectly when he chooses to return to the brutality of a concentration camp rather than betray his country by reading false statements over radio.
One idea to improve Vancouver’s dating scene?
Something as simple as a genuine thank you or apology goes a long way, as I’ve found some people have a sense of entitlement. I once recommended a colleague for a certain gig. After he got the job, he said to me, “It’s a good thing you recommended me because they pay really well.” Not exactly the best thank you!
What is your Deal Breaker?
Controlling, self-centered or judgemental people – only able to see the world in one way.
What is your Achilles Heel?
Men who are openly affectionate with kids or animals, and who can lead without controlling. Also, those who are either incredibly intelligent or brilliant at something, but choose not to have an ego. I’m a sucker for gentlemen! It’s also very attractive when someone has a sense of direction for their life and is always working towards improving themselves.
Favourite Vancouver hotspot on a Friday night?
Xishi Lounge at the Shangrila, and occasionally my couch!
How do you feel about books that teach men to be “pick up artists”?
When I see men try this approach, the first thing I wonder is how many chicks the guy has used it on. To really win a heart, the key is to compliment femininity and make her feel like a lady. I personally love it when a man is chivalrous, yet down-to-earth. Helping a girl who’s having trouble walking, offering a seat or opening a door shows character, but it has to be a genuine part of who he is.