|Dan Gamble, PR Pro and Jon Haywood, Planning Director at an Ad Agency live in Gastown with their dog Brixton. After only a year together, they took a leap of faith and moved together from London, England to Vancouver due to a transfer with Jon’s work. In no time at all, they have grown to love the city, their dog and of course each other. We met at one of their favourite haunts, JD’s Barbershop (235 Abbott Street) to talk about all things love including the Eiffel Tower, secret Valentine’s cards and Duran Duran.|
How long ago and how did you meet?
Jon: We met in front of a pub called the Dogstar in Brixton. It was equidistant between where I lived and where Dan lived, so it seemed the right place to meet, it was a bit of a blind date.
Dan: Three years ago this February.
What drew you to him/her when you first met?
Dan: We had a lot in common and I liked that it shouldn’t have really worked but it did because there’s a big age gap. We work in similar industries, and we worked with similar clients so we had stuff to talk about.
Jon: We also worked on competing lines so there were things we couldn’t talk about. “What are you doing?” “I can’t tell you.”
Dan: I just thought you were quite good looking Jon.
Jon: Thank you. There was a click. When I found out what he did for a living, I thought he’s going to understand that sometimes its not quite nine-to-five and there are moments when I can say I’m going to be late, and he gets it. You know you meet some one and leave and in your head, think “I want to meet him again.” Oh and he’s cute! The eyes are a bit old these days anyway… you know through the cataracts. I thought you were about 30!