Online dating is very popular nowadays and given the plethora of online dating sites available to Canadian singles, some might find it difficult to choose the right one. Therefore, we have decided to compile a list of the most active dating sites in the city, with most users and high reliability.
Match.ca is our top choice and a dating service mostly for singles aged from 18 years to 65 years old, and it caters to the needs of those looking for a long-term relationship rather than a one-night stand.
If we are to judge by the membership numbers, this is the biggest dating platform in Edmonton. With millions of members, Match.ca is one of the most accessible dating sites on the planet.
Registration is as simple as pie, and users can use the free subscription for as long as they want.
The service promises to find you the best potential matches based on a complex and tightly guarded algorithm, after answering some questions and providing a short description of yourself.
And with so many users, it’s easy to find someone who shares the same interests and passions as you.
However, keep in mind that free members cannot fully enjoy the experience, as they cannot reply to the messages they receive, for instance, so they will have to sign up for the paid membership to take advantage of all the site’s features.
eHarmony is not only one of the most used online dating sites in the world but also among the best places to meet singles living in Edmonton. It has a long history, being one of the first websites to offer online dating, so it’s also a trusted source.
Their online dating database is extensive enough to offer something for every member, regardless of their preferences in terms of dating.
It’s also ideal for those who are new to the world of online dating, as the site offers lots of helpful tips, hints and tutorials. First time users of a dating platform will find eHarmony quite easy to use.
Registration is free and pretty straightforward, although some might find it a lengthy process.
Actually, it takes four steps to get to the point where you can start dating.
First, you will have to complete a Relationship Questionnaire and get a personality profile. Then, you will receive your first matches and you will be able to review them for free. Next, you will have to pick the most suitable plan for you and finally start dating.
The paid subscriptions on eHarmony offer good value for money and maximize your chances of finding a long-term partner.
FirstMet, formerly known as AYI.com, is one of the largest online dating services in Edmonton and worldwide, with a community of more than 30 million people and over 3 million Facebook fans. That’s why we ranked it third.
Besides the old school website, the service also has a Facebook app, an iPhone app and an Android app, so users can connect with others on any device.
Creating an account on FirstMet is quite easy, and singles can sign in either by connecting directly with their Facebook accounts or by registering with their email addresses. After registering, users will have to pick at least three interests from a selection of photos in order to begin the matching process.
The free members won’t get users access to all the features; only search and chat via instant messaging. Paying members, on the other hand, receive unlimited messaging, they will be able to see who viewed their profiles and browse outside their country.
With so close ties to social media, FirstMet resembles more a social network than a dating site.
With a pretty high success rate, EliteSingles is Canada’s number one dating site for highly-educated, sophisticated singles and Edmonton’s fourth option.
This is a premium platform, part of Europe’s largest matchmaking service – eDarling. However, it’s dedicated to Canadian singles, especially busy professionals looking for serious, long-term relationships, with 82% of members holding university degrees.
The profiles on this dating site are very detailed, as a result of the comprehensive questionnaire newcomers have to complete, which analyzes 29 unique character traits.
The design is neat, clear and stylish. The pages are easy to navigate with catchy, well thought-through profiles.
When it comes to pricing, a 3-month membership costs $89.85/month, while a 6-month subscription will save you 40% of the usual price, at just $69.95 per month. The most convenient paid membership is the one-year option, which is available for $49.95/month.
As a downside, we can mention that there is no search option and the free subscription offers very limited functionality.
Although it’s an established dating site, with an extensive history behind it, LavaLife.com has always tried to keep up to date over the years and provide modern features to its members.
Therefore, regardless if you’re looking from friendships or a long-lasting relationship, you will be able to interact with other members on the site, over social media or via the mobile apps.
With more than 1.7 million registered users, this dating website is especially popular amongst American and Canadian singles, therefore a top-rated dating platform in Edmonton.
Users can create multiple separate profiles, and each one can reflect what you’re looking for from a single account. Three relationship options are available with the profiles: Dating, Relationship and Intimate.
Only paying members can initiate a conversation, but a fee membership also offers the ability to reply to messages, chat requests, and send “Smiles.”
As a downside, we can mention the fact that uploading a photo and filling out parts of your relationship is mandatory before being able to start browsing profiles.
As its name suggests, Senior Next Canada is a senior online dating site that wishes to prove that love has no age, and it’s especially popular among singles over 50. As a result, we decided to offer it the sixth position on our dating sites list.
When first entering the site, you’re welcomed by this message: “Connect with others your age and bring excitement back into your life,” so it’s dedicated to people of all ages, actually.
The site is easy to use, with a clear and neat layout and nice design, all meant to increase functionality and make navigating the site easy, especially once you complete the registration process.
Creating an account is free of charge, and once you’ve done that, you’ll be able to upload a photo of yourself, browse other members’ profiles, and even flirt with them.
Premium members will take advantage of some perks, though, such as live chat, multiple browsing options, an advanced search tool, and the option of seeing who’s viewing their profile.
Launched nearly a decade ago, Zoosk is an appealing dating website that features a Facebook app and attempts to integrate social networking with dating, that people living in Edmonton can use to find the love of their lives. The fact that users can connect across multiple platforms makes it very popular among millennials.
The site boasts a database of over 38 million members from all over the world, 8 million verified photos, and over 3 million messages sent daily. Additionally, it is available in 25 languages.
Zoosk’s advanced matchmaking technology, called Behavioral Matchmaking, learns users’ preferences as they interact with others and based on the information gathered, it tries to continuously improve subsequent match suggestions.
Newcomers can register using an email address, Facebook account, or Google Plus account.
After registration, you can start browsing profiles in various ways, but the site shows you only one profile at a time. From the search section you can choose to go forward or backwards swiping through different profiles.
Besides that, members have the option to use the Carousel option, which involves swiping through a rapid-fire round of profile pictures to which you must answer “Yes,” “No,” or “Maybe.”
OurTime is a fast-growing dating site designed exclusively for people aged 50 and up looking for a serious relationship or marriage, making it our eighth pick. Being dedicated to older singles, the site features an easy sign-up process and a user-friendly layout, with an impressive set of search features for its users.
One of the highlights of this dating service is the plethora of interaction options, as it allows members to email, chat, connect via text message or phone, and send digital gifts or flirts to show interest. This is definitely an extensive list of options for communicating on a single platform.
Among the less positive aspects, there is the fact that your profile remains invisible unless you upload a profile picture. Also, many advanced features of the site require add-on purchases.
Users can search for matches by specifying preferences. The site’s personality matching algorithm helps generate approximately 10 new handpicked matches each day.
Chemistry.com is a website that caters to the needs of those looking for long-lasting relationships and uses an in-depth personality test to establish compatibility between members, thus offering a more guided approach to online dating.
The personality test assesses the user’s character traits and categorizes them into one of four types: Explorer, Negotiator, Builder, or Director.
When analyzing your matches living in Edmonton, you will also be able to see what you have in common with other members, and the matching algorithm also predicts how your respective personalities will mesh together.
Signing-up is free, but in order to be able to use the entire set of features, you will need a paid account. Access to the site’s emailing system, games, profile views notifications and winks are available only to paying members.
Users can choose a 1, 3, or 6-month membership plan, with prices ranging from $39,99 to $20,99 per month, depending on the period you choose. Membership will be renewed automatically unless you cancel your account.
With a catchy name, MeetCanadians offers exactly what it says on the box: the opportunity to find someone in edmonton for a long-term love relationship or even for a fling. Though we ranked it last in our list, it does not mean it is not interesting to check.
With a hefty member base, MeetCanadians seems to have everyone covered, especially if you live in Edmonton. Nonetheless, there are also a lot of non-Canadian users on the site as well.
Immediately after signing up, which is a free, straightforward process, the site will start searching for potential matches in your vicinity.
Keep in mind, though, that the free membership only offers you access to limited functionality. The entire package of tools and options become available to you after paying for a Premium Membership.
Among these options, we can mention chat with other members in text or video form, access to the Who Is Online? section, an advanced search tool with many filters and the ability to browse for members near you.