The dating industry in Canada has grown 25 percent in the last five years and Canadians spent a whopping 9 million last year trying to meet that someone special.
Alberta Matchmakers operates in Calgary and Edmonton and its website says it is the ‘premier matchmaking service for upscale and mature singles.’ The company promises hand-picked introductions and charges thousands of dollars for providing the connections.
It is definitely easier to meet new people when you live in a bigger city as online dating is a numbers game, and the bigger the pool of potential candidates the better.
At the same time, we must not forget that online dating works well in the more remote regions too.
JOANN SCHINDERLE (VICE, Laughs TV) & ALYSSA YEOMAN (Bumbershoot, SICC) invite you to mingle, flirt, meet cute, and then enjoy a first date comedy & music show with local babe hiphop artist, DONTE THOMAS.Also, your soulmate may not live near you, but it’s highly likely they do exist somewhere in Alberta.The rule of thumb is to set the location parameter on your online dating profile to a 100km radius or less.The evening is set up for success, with a built in mingle hour, advice panel, audience participation speed dating (for those interested), live entertainment, and hopeful after-show make outs! The province is investigating after several clients of an Alberta matchmaking service came forward with complaints about misleading contracts and subpar service.