#1 mingle2.com

Mingle2.com is a completely free dating website and boasts an impressive number of active users, in all age groups. It’s our number one pick for singles living in Edmonton.

The speedy registration process is one of the site’s advantages, as it takes only 30 seconds to create an account and start searching for a match. Beware, though. It is important to have a detailed profile, as only completed profiles are displayed in search results.

Users will find all the necessary tools for online dating, such as the search feature, a competent email system and instant messenger.

The search features of the site are quite detailed, with many filters to apply, such as username or who’s online.

However, being a free website comes with its disadvantages, one of them being that the site runs ads, which can be confusing sometimes as they can be mistaken for a profile you can click on to view.

#2 eHarmony.ca

eHarmony is without a doubt one of the best-known online dating sites in the world with approximately 2,000,000 singles. Their matching formula is based on a more scientific approach to love and involves compatibility and personality questionnaires to find the ideal partner for its members.

Actually, they analyzed loads of scientific studies about love, relationships and compatibility in order to provide the best matches. The highlight of this dating service is that eHarmony does all of the matching for you, using this compatibility system they have created.

eHarmony offers a free trial membership, and it doesn’t cost anything to create an account, complete the questionnaires and set up a profile. Reading through your matches’ profiles, working on your match settings, and even closing out matches that aren’t of interest to you can also be done for free.

But if you want to look at pictures of your matches or communicate with them, you will need a paid membership. A one-month subscription on eHarmony costs $59.95.

Another thing worth mentioning is that most members are looking for long-term, serious relationships, and not quick hook-ups.

#3 canada-dating.ca

Canada Dating is one of the best free dating websites designed for singles living in Edmonton who are looking for dates, love, relationship, and intimacy. It is 100% free to join, search, and connect with other members. As a result, we ranked it third.

The design of the website is pretty nice, clutter-free and easy to use, with a list of members presented on the left side of the homepage and the search feature, along with the login and signup options, featured to the right part of the screen.

If you just want to browse through profiles or see photos of already registered members, you also have the option to do so without creating a profile. But if someone catches your eye and you want to connect with them, you will definitely have to register and create an account.

But don’t worry, as the signup process is a short, straightforward one, so no hustle here. Just add a username, password and email address and you’re good to go.

#4 ca.cupid.com

Cupid.com is a long-standing dating service with extensive history and expertise in creating online connections that often ended up in long-term relationships or even marriage. The service welcomes members of any age, nationality or gender.

The site offers well-packed services compatible with smartphones and innovative matchmaking functions. There are free accounts and paid memberships available, but users also have the possibility to enjoy extra exposure and freedom by purchasing perks and profile boosts.

As you would expect, the basic membership only offers limited communication between members, and their chat system seems to fail often.

However, the monthly subscription fee for a paid account is one of the cheapest on the market at only $19.90 if you choose a 6-month plan.

#5 matchmate.ca

MatchMate is one of the best-known free dating communities in Canada where you can connect with other local singles in Edmonton and elsewhere. Even though we ranked it last, it does not mean it is not a good pick, but on the contrary.

Given that it caters to the needs of local singles, it does not boast a large member base, but rest assured that it will help you meet new people nearby based on your location.

The site is available in more than 20 languages and also has mobile applications for iOS and Android so you can connect even on your mobile phone.

In order to become a member, you will have to complete a short form with your personal details, and after that you will be able to start searching, upload and share photos, or send and receive messages.

Among the free features offered to you, we can mention seeing people nearby based on your location, using the advanced matching algorithm and viewing your matches.

Matches are picked based on your interests, age, and personality and what your care about most, or you have in common with each person.