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The women at the back table of the Bottleneck bar on Granville Street are a cluster of long locks, funky accessories, a mix of tanned and fair, naturally athletic bodies and discreetly dabbed lip gloss.

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She’d be happy with just a little more warmth and sensuality. Rachel Fox, a 34-year-old writer, says her experiences of meeting men in other cities, like New York, where she used to live, are incredibly different than in Vancouver: “The pool is a lot bigger there.

I was dating every night.” Fox has an endearing, girl-next-door vibe: Zooey Deschanel with a healthy scoop of irreverent wench. “We are ghettoized, we don’t intermingle and the landscape isn’t conducive to community.”Sara Stocksand, 38 years old and single for a few years, isn’t afraid to say she wants the whole package, including marriage and children.

She also finds it easier to connect outside of Vancouver: she met her most recent love interest at a wedding in France.

Although she works at the Bottleneck and comes in contact with a great number of men, she finds most her age are married.

“There is a lack of sexuality in Vancouver,” says Derkson, bluntly.

Derkson is petite, tanned, toned, with a bright smile: her nails are done, her hair is thick and full.

“I don’t know what the problem is here,” says Jody Radu.

At 46, Radu is tall and graceful with a sweet smile and a sexy rock-chic style. But when it comes to a real, satisfying relationship — lover, boyfriend, partner — there’s a gap. “I’ll talk to anyone, I’ve been online, tried all the websites, I make allowances, too.

“There is a serious problem here.”PHOTOS: MORE SINGLES LOOKING FOR LOVEThis is Vancouver, the women explain, in conversational shorthand that speaks volumes about the city’s widely-perceived shortcomings for straight daters.

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