Occupation: “Super Connector”
Sean founded The Brotherhood – an invite-only community of successful male entrepreneurs around the world. He connects them and takes them on extreme adventures. The Brotherhood has hundreds of members, including celebrity entrepreneurs and non-profit founders. Previously, Sean was a professional DJ, playing alongside Arman Van Buuren, Swedish House Mafia, and many more big names. Sean has been to 18 countries, speaks Spanish, plays Ukulele and invests his free time in kiteboarding, snowboarding, surfing, hockey, hiking & acro yoga.
What are your plans for 2015?
Business: Colarado & Utah for a snowboard trip in February, heli-skiing in March in The Monashees, Indonesia on a surf trip in April, white water rafting in Grand Canyon in June, learning Polo (horses) in July… and so on.
Personal: continuing my journey of building self-love and getting to know myself better.
What cause do you support the most?
The Brotherhood supports leading entrepreneurs who are making the world a better place through their businesses, so I support many meaningful causes through my work including social causes, animal causes, improving their relationships etc. I also sit on the Board of Advisors for Mantalks, a non-profit that provides a stage for leading men to vulnerably share their stories, spark real conversations and inspire younger men to build character.
What is your most interesting dating story?
I went on a few dates with this nice girl and things didn’t work out. Later I hit it off with her best friend. Where things got crazy was the 2nd girl took me on the same series of (3) dates as her friend! On the 3rd date, when she invited me on the same date (Canucks Game) I was terrified. I hadn’t done anything wrong, yet I still figured it had to be some kind of a trap. I’m not one to pass up a hockey game so I went anyway. I was half expecting that girl 1 would be waiting there haha. It ended up being one of the best dates I’ve been on in a long time, but having 2 best friends take me on the same 3 dates was a first!
What do you look for in a potential partner?
In Vancouver external beauty is common, so that will just get a girl’s foot in the door. What really impresses me is internal beauty. For me internal beauty means a very feminine energy, super affectionate, adventurous, funny and most important, self-aware. A girl that is aware of her “flaws” and owns them is SEXY!
One idea to improve Vancouver’s dating scene?
Ban Tinder! But seriously, all the high quality people are in certain communities. Find the top person that exemplifies and aligns with your values and start spending more time with them. Invite them out and ask them questions about themselves that excite them. To get invited is to invite first.
What is your Deal Breaker?
Women who are not affectionate and not in touch with their sexuality.
What is your Achilles Heel?
Yoga pants. God damned yoga pants! That and women who do adventure sports: surfing, skiing, kiteboarding etc. My kryptonite!
Favourite Vancouver hotspot on a Friday night?
I hate this question because it makes me sound like an old man. I spent 10 years DJing so now I’m so over nightlife. I rarely go out. On a typical Friday night you can find me playing guitar with friends, hiking up Cypress, doing Acro Yoga or at a bonfire on Kits beach.
How do you feel about books that teach women to play hard to get or not to approach men?
I get that it’s generally the guy’s role to approach, and I enjoy. But even us men have down days where we aren’t feeling confident enough to approach, even if we are into the girl. Perhaps I am feeling low energy. Maybe we caught a bad break at the office a few minuets before. Sometimes I’m not feeling attractive that day. The lesson: just because a man does not approach you, it doesn’t mean they aren’t interested. Your soul mate could be standing right in front of you. At the very least you will make his day – go talk to him!
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