Single? Move to These Canadian Cities to Increase Your Odds.
Are you tired of being single and feeling as though everybody else is all paired up? Or, do you simply feel that there aren’t enough men or women where you live to really give you a chance at landing “the one”? You’re not alone. That’s why we’re bringing you, courtesy of Postmedia News, the best Canadian cities for single men and women. Move to (or just visit) one of these and you might just increase your odds.
We’ve all asked ourselves these questions at some point or another: Why can’t I find any quality, single guys? Where are all the ladies in this club/class/insert place here? It comes down to population split. Simply put, you’d imagine that most cities are divided 50/50 between male and female population. But, there actually are a number of cities in which that gender split isn’t so close, thus decreasing (or increasing if you’re on the opposite end) your potential mates.
If you’re a woman seeking a man and live in Cobourg, Parksville or Collingwood, for example, you’re not just imagining the female population outnumbering the male. In fact, there are more females living in those three cities than men. Upwards of 4% actually.
Now if you’re a guy on the other hand, and are seeking a lady, you might find it slightly more difficult if you happen to live in Wood Buffalo, Petawawa or Cold Lake. Why? Because males make up almost 5% more of the population than women.
Dating can be tough as it is, let alone when the odds are even slightly stacked against you. Sure, you can up and move to a city more likely to widen the dating pool, but you could also test the waters using online dating first. After all, moving just to find more potential singles is a little extreme!
Check out the full list of cities with more men and more women below. Big thanks to Postmedia News for compiling this data!
More Men Live Here (% of Population)
Wood Buffalo, Alberta.: 54.4
Petawawa, Ontario: 54.1
Cold Lake, Alberta: 52.5
Brooks, Alberta: 51.8
Fort St. John, British Columbia: 51.6
Leamington, Ontario: 51.1
Grande Prairie, Alberta: 51.1
Estevan, Saskatchewan: 51
Calgary, Alberta: 50
Edmonton, Alberta: 49.9
Abbotsford-Mission, British Columbia: 49.6
Saguenay, Quebec: 49.4
Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ontario: 49.2
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: 49.2
Kingston, Ontario: 49
Windsor, Ontario: 48.9
More Women Live Here (% of Population)
Cobourg, Ontario: 53.6
Parksville, British Columbia: 53.6
Collingwood, Ontario: 53.5
Joliette, Quebec: 53
Summerside, Prince Edward Island: 52.8
Hawkesbury, Ontario: 52.8
Salmon Arm, British Columbia: 52.8
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: 52.6
Peterborough, Ontario: 52.1
Victoria, British Columbia: 52
St. John’s, Newfoundland: 51.9
Saint John, New Brunswick: 51.9
Halifax, Nova Scotia: 51.7
St. Catharines-Niagara, Ontario: 51.7
London, Ontario: 51.6
Kelowna, British Columbia: 51.6
Is your city on any of the lists above? We want to hear about it!