I live in Downtown Vancouver, close to work and I've been cycling to work this year. It makes no sense financially or environmentally for me to own a vehicle. In fact I think it would be a bit selfish of me to own a vehicle simply to "get out of the city" on weekends. I see a lot of dating profiles where people want to "go on adventures", "go hiking", "get out of the city" etc., for the most part this requires a vehicle, and therefore insurance, paying for gas, paying for parking, dealing with road rage and so on. If someone owning a vehicle and a dog qualifies them to be more valuable for a relationship that is ridiculous to me. Character, intelligence, soul, charm, compassion... these are so much more valuable traits to me than owning things. I see a lot of douchey looking guys with trendy dog breeds that live in Yaletown/Downtown and it seems obvious they're doing it to appeal to women. I love nature and dogs, I go on hikes when I'm travelling or happen to be near the wilderness, but I live in downtown Vancouver, and that's just not realistic to me right now. If I can take a bus to a hiking spot, I'll do it, but if anyone out there requires me to own a vehicle to be relationship material, sorry, that's just not happening.