Canada’s Capital, Ottawa, has a lot to offer with a unique blend of city living and small town appeal. With the grandeur of the historic Parliament and government buildings, the great museums, the ample green space, and high standard of living, it’s no wonder why nearly 300,000 single professionals call Ottawa home. Our head Matchmaker and founder, Terran, was one of them.
And Ottawa is especially popular with active singles. It’s an all-seasons playground with numerous biking and running trails, the frozen Rideau Canal in winter, and top notch skiing a short drive away. The city also boasts numerous dining and drinking options in the city core and the charming and world-famous Byward Market. The perfect place to meet for a date!
This is great stuff but what are some of the challenges of being single in Ottawa? That trademark Canadian friendliness is definitely here, but it is said that people tend to be slightly more reserved, and prefer to stick to their various social circles through work, activity groups and other interests. It’s a smaller city so that also means a smaller dating pool.
And if you live in the surrounding areas throughout the Ottawa Valley, or Belleville or Kingston for example, being single can even be more isolating. We get it and can definitely help by opening up the search, and introducing you to quality, like-minded singles you would normally be meeting, and supporting you every step of the way.