Dating

FRISKY NORTH OF 60

New podcast shares stories about dating and relationships north of the 60th parallel.

The Tale of the Tinder-Q

Say you’re a single person throwing a barbecue. No stranger to the rigours of quality event coordination, you line up a food and drink theme, secure a donated fire pit, invite all your friends and lots of peeps you know but never really hang out with. Cute flyers are made. Fancy sausages ordered from the …

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Hitting the Powder

I will try anything once; twice if the first time doesn’t kill me. Which is fortunate, because that’s how many times I had been skiing prior to my lesson at the Mount Sima Ski School: exactly twice. I was 17 and had gone on a “romantic ski date” with my then-boyfriend at the Batawa Ski …

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Teen Valentine

So what are teen relationships like on Valentine’s Day? Well, the answer may surprise you. It is actually one of the most stressful days of the year. For girls we look to it with heightened anticipation, but there’s also some stress. All of a sudden we have to figure out our partner’s likes and dislikes …

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Blind Date with a Clown

Having a blind date can be very stressful — from thinking about what to wear and say, to awkward silences and thoughts of escape. Now imagine having a blind date every night. For actress Renée Amber this is reality: in the improv theatre show Blind Date, Amber plays Mimi, a partisan clown with a red …

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Still Looking for Yukon Love Online

In my five-part article “Looking for Yukon Love Online” published here in June and July 2014, I outlined my experience as a 50+ man investigating the online dating scene in Yukon. Based on my observations, I provided some suggestions about tailoring online dating profiles and described my initial inconclusive success in the whole affair. That …

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A Female Perspective: Looking for Love Online

A while ago, What’s Up Yukon featured Mr. Charles Green’s articles, “Looking for Love Online”, from a male perspective. I am writing from my perspective, and experience. I’m settled from my divorce three years ago, a mother of a teenage daughter, and I would love to start going out on dates again to find my …

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Looking for Yukon Love Online

In previous weeks, this unattached Yukon man described his initial experiences in online dating, provided some observations on improving online dating profiles, and discussed how he grouped the Yukon women’s profiles he came up with. Now, on to contacting complete strangers! The first on my list was a woman who had included no photo but …

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Looking for Yukon Love Online: Part 1: What (and who) are the odds?

Okay, here I am — an educated, articulate, professional, employed man. I’m mid-1950s vintage, a home owner, and unattached. I keep fit with outdoor activities. I love drama, art, and music. During the several years I’ve been in Whitehorse, I’ve joined and organized groups, taken and presented courses, been a volunteer, and attended a wide …

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Northern Romance, February 13, 2014

Dear Juniper and Johnny, My girlfriend and I were casually discussing the Peel Watershed Regional Land Use plan that was just released and we ended up getting into a very heated argument that ended in her never wanting to speak to me again. I am also having a tough time seeing her side of the …

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Northern Romance, December 12, 2013

Hi Juniper & Johnny, My roommate’s boyfriend of three years claims to be in the process of separating from his wife, however I believe it’s a big lie. My roommate has never been to his house, he has never spent the night, they never see each other for more than an hour at a time, …

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Northern Romance, November 21, 2013

Dear Readers, Charley Sprucetip and I have parted ways. Fortunately, I have found an absolutely delightful and charming writing partner, Johnny Snowshoe, who has years of experience and valuable insight on love and lust in the North. Juniper Frost Dear Juniper and Johnny, I am originally from a large city in southern Canada and moved …

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Singles group enjoying success

Simonne Chalifoux is well on her way to becoming an expert on the single scene in Whitehorse. As the founder/organizer/host/everything else of the Whitehorse Singles Group, she has seen what works, what doesn’t work, the failures and the successes in the single world. Well, being older and single, to be more precise: “People in their …

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Northern Romance, May 2, 2013

Q: There is this woman I have known for a few years now and I know she is single. I asked her out for coffee about a year ago and she said no. Lately I have been running into her again and I have been striking up conversation. I still really want to get to …

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Northern Romance, February 14, 2013

Q: What should I do if I don’t have a date on Valentine’s Day? –Dateless on Donjek Charlie Says: Count your blessings Dateless. Valentine’s Day can be an expensive Hallmark holiday full of pressures, expectations and annoying restaurant line-ups. With the time you would have otherwise spent aggravating your hay fever at a flower shop, …

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Whitehorse Dating Scene: Hairy, Mysterious, Limited…

Someone recently told my lover, “In Whitehorse you don’t lose your girlfriend, you lose your turn.” It’s a pithy summary of the dating experience in this town and perhaps in the Yukon in general. A quick look at the Statistics Canada 2012 data reveals men out number women in the Yukon by a margin of …

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