Considering that about 4% of newlyweds make the wrong choice, one should entertain the idea of letting an algorithm do the matching. This website is our first pick and it is suitable for people living in Calgary who want casual dates but more important for those who want a lifelong partner and romantic fulfillment.
The algorithm is based on 29 dimensions of compatibility that were proved to predict long term relationship success. This system is superior to the well known personal ads that most dating websites want you to create.
You will meet people of all ages, religions and races on eHarmony, so don’t be afraid to date someone who is different from you. Another great feature is the ability to communicate for free with your matches, a thing that many dating companies don’t allow you to do.
The matching process goes like this: fill in a quite lengthy questionnaire about yourself, get a free personality profile, communicate with your matches and then go on a date!
This company developed an app for all three major mobile platforms: iOS, Android and Windows Phone so that everyone can review matches on the go. This is our second choice for people living in Calgary because the app is free to download and offers exclusive mobile features you won’t find on the website.
The signup form is very simple, at least in the first phase. You just have to say what gender you belong to, whether you are straight or gay and when you were born. After that, you can start browsing through the profiles of other users.
This time, there is no algorithm that matches you to other users but only one that show the people you are most likely to choose. You will also find on the website singles night events both free and paid, as well as an extensive database of dating advice that’s given away for free.
Make sure to check out the sections about online dating safety, to know what to look out for.
Here’s a website dedicated to those who want casual dates. It doesn’t matter if you are gay or straight, you will find both types of people here. They boast on being the no. 1 casual dating site and having 25k new people sign up every day. That’s a quite a large dating pool.
Your privacy is valued here and you can rest assured that C-Date will be discreet and serious about your personal details. Make sure to read the Data Protection section on their website.
Moreover, both English and French speakers will have no problems in navigating C-Date because it’s translated in both languages, considering that Canada is a bilingual country.
They have an app for iPhone and for Android. The iOS app seems to be better than the Android one if you take a look at their Google Play reviews. Nonetheless, you can use the website at any time, if you don’t like how the app works.
Having an approximately even ratio between male and female profiles, Be2 is available for both straight and gay people, and that’s why it ranks fourth on our list. They claim to have a success rate of 40%, which is quite encouraging.
The website is available in English and French and it targets other countries as well. So, if someone from Calgary ever wants to meet a person from let’s say, Netherlands, Be2 will help with that.
The main problem of the website is that it has several bad user reviews. There are concerns about a high number of fake profiles and scams. The membership costs differ depending on the duration of service: $30 for 1 month, $33 for 3 months, $16 per month for a full year.
There are several filters you can use to find your own matches considering the lack of an algorithm: age, height, smoking, religion, ethnicity, drinking habits etc. The website is mainstream and doesn’t focus on a certain group of singles.
The signup process is very straightforward: all you need to do is fill in an email address, a gender and a date of birth (you obviously have to be at least 18 years old). One con that singles living in Calgary need to consider is that by signing up you automatically subscribe to their mailing list.
Still, this might be a good thing because you will receive matches on a daily basis. This is possible because of the very high number of members. They claim to be the no. 1 dating site in Canada. It’s suitable for those who want to have fun and those looking for a long term romance.
There is no matching system but you do get suggestions based on your interests, goals and other things you write in your profile. Communication is done via instant messaging or email, whatever you prefer. There are many members from Calgary, so you will have plenty of options to choose from.
Elite Singles is a sort of an exclusivist dating website with 90% of users having a university degree. They even have members with a PhD and a Master’s degree. Every month, about 45,000 people sign up.
The website is popular for 2 main reasons: a high success rate and intelligent matchmaking. Thousands of single people find a match on Elite Singles on a monthly basis. They should thank the fine tuned algorithm that delivers the most relevant profiles depending on your search criteria.
One thing that is a bit rare in the world of online dating is profile verification. This reduces the risk of scam and the number of fake profiles, thus ensuring the safety of their members. Elite Singles does this.
As for users’ age, 90% of them are over 30. This means that 20 year olds have lower chances of finding a match on Elite Singles simply because of a smaller dating pool.
OkCupid claims to have an algorithm that can go below the surface and see into the very core of your personality and character, making it our eight choice. This thorough matching process keeps the failure rate to a minimum by preventing you from wasting time with people who are not compatible with you.
Don’t be scared to show the real you because that’s the only way you will make reliable long lasting connections with others.
As far as usability goes, the dating service is quite versatile considering they developed an app for Google Play and App Store. The iOS app is better optimized than the Android one if you take a look at reviews. Nonetheless, Android users will still get a 4/5-star experience on their phone.
OkCupid supports all genders and sexual orientations. You can even choose “Other” in the respective drop down menus when you sign up. The website is neat and professional to ensure fast and pleasant browsing.
Focused on Christians who live in Calgary, this website is meant for those who want to find a spouse. If you are looking for a fling, Christian Dating is not the right place. The main purpose of the website is to meet local Christians with common interests.
The website seems to be secure and it sure runs smoothly. You can upload both photos and videos, the latter being a more personal way to let others know what your interests are, what you like and what you expect to find here.
The guys running the website check every profile to minimize spam. When you see someone you would like to meet, you can send a Wink as an icebreaker. You have the option to see who viewed your profile in order to know what people seem to be interested in you.
A great perk is the ability to browse Christian Dating from your phone or tablet with ease because it has a mobile optimized version.
The last but not the least important is International Cupid. The target audience is made of people who want to find a long term partner. The website was established in 2004 and it has grown into a reputed network of more than 30 niche dating sites.
There are plenty of users from Calgary, but the dating pool is larger than this. It goes beyond borders and unites people from Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America as well.
If you are looking for a smart matching system, this is not the place. InternationalCupid works based on profile browsing and filters that the user applies based on lots of different criteria.
You don’t have to pay a fee to sign up. After you verify your email, you will create a customized profile to describe yourself. After that, you will proceed to browse photos of members with similar interests. When you find someone you like, you initiate communication.