Now that you are living in Canada, it is possible that you might be lonely as it is very likely you rarely maintain any contact with anyone you left back home. This can happen for a number of reasons not excluding your tight schedule.
In the event that you need companionship or someone you intend to be romantically involved with, it is highly unlikely you meet such person just walking on the streets. Most times, you are either at work indoor – do not forget, it is quite cold out here.
Why not try searching online. We have compiled a list of websites for such – dating websites where you are likely to find a friend within Canada and not very far from you.
For someone that just moved to Canada, this dating site should be your first point of call. This site is specific to those people that are looking towards a serious relationship. Kindly skip this if you are looking for a quick hook up.
It was created by Neil Warren, a psychologist professional, accomplished author and an expert on love and marriage. Harmony has around 33 million members all over the world.
The sign up might take as long as 30-40mins and that is enough to show you that you are likely to come across serious-minded people there. On eharmony, you will be presented with options based on your passion, your likes etc but no photographs. This will help you select based on character rather than on appearance. It has a free membership level as well as paid.
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As was mentioned above, eharmony is not the place to look at for quick hookups as it is only for people looking for serious lasting relationships. Tinder, on the other hand, is well known for its quickness in setting up hookups. It is one of the most popular sites for this, not only in Canada but all over the world.
Tinder is well known for its being casual. The signup process is not lengthy, just some basic info including name, age, gender etc. And it requests for verification which will require a phone number. After that, you can go on to locate potential matches that could be filtered based on location and age.
Tinder will make visible the photos of likely matches and clicking through these photos and reading their bios, could result in a match if both parties swipe right. After a match has been made, both parties can exchange messages. Note that messages can only be exchanged if both parties had swiped right and been matched.
Like most dating sites, there is a free version as well as a paid version.
OkCupid has been around since for a long time – since 2004. It strikes a balance between dating sites – between hookups and serious relationships. The site makes use of a brilliant algorithm to match people based on their compatibility. The signup process is pretty straightforward, just enter your basic details or use Facebook profile to sign up and log in.
Immediately after signing up and logging in, you can then proceed to add more details to your profile which will assist the system in providing excellent matches for you. The questionnaire contains and not limited to: your personality, dislikes, sexual orientation, relationship goals etc. The system has various methods of matching; the Quick Match which like Tinder, lets you swipe quickly through various profiles, Double Take which shows you different profiles, one match per time and Match Search, which allows you use filters to search for your mate.
Once you have been matched or find a profile close to what you want, you can proceed to send messages.
This site also has a free version as well as a paid version.
EliteSingles is a web portal for educated and wealthy singles with high standards. The personality test helps therein helps you to find the right match for you.
The signup form is a very simple one comprising your gender, the gender you are looking for, age and email address. Once you are done with this page, it will take you to another page where you choose your password and confirm it.
Once this is done, you will then be taken to a personality test page where you will spend the next 20-30 minutes completing your profile.
After this, if you fit EliteSingles criteria, you will be allowed to proceed otherwise, you will be referred to another dating site. The answers to the questions posed would a critical determinant of this.
EliteSingles is mostly paid and that is why there are very few fake profiles therein.
Plenty of Fish was created in 2002 and has gathered over 30 million registered members worldwide since then. It boasts of over 3 million active users per day.
It is a free site and its main source of revenue is by advertising. Since it is free, it will take your sending out tons of messages to get just one response. It will be expected that members on this platform are of lower qualities than the other paid sites mentioned above.
This comes top on the free sites list though.
The sign up process is pretty much the same as the others mentioned, provide your basic info with a username and password, complete the personality test including a description of yourself. This will be used to suggest potential matches for you. The site discourages the use of any sexual language in the description as this might result in your account being deleted, but there are sample profiles on the front page that contravened this rule, so it is certain how strict they actually are with this rule.
Plenty of Fish gives you options when it is time to find you a match. First is Meet Me, where random profiles are shown to you, ask if you would like to meet them and notify you in the in the event of a mutual match. These matches are suggested based on your location, profile and site activity.
The second is the Basic Search that lets you filter by gender, age-range, ethnicity, location, image-status, relationship intent, body type and education.
Advanced search allows you filter by anything that you have specified in your profile. You can search by username, and the Online Now feature brings you profiles that are currently online, as well as profiles that were recently online.
The sites mentioned above will aid in your search for a partner and they are all reputable and secure.