#1 match.ca

This is our top choice because Match is one of the leading dating websites on a global scale, not only in Canada, and especially in Vancouver. It has special sections for different types of people. Maybe you are looking for someone who shares your Christian religious values. In that case, check out the Christian dating part of the website.

Maybe you want to date only black people or you are a single parent looking for someone to make your life more interesting. There are no age restrictions and you will find plenty of users who are older than 50.

The website tries to cover a wide portion of the population and this includes seniors, gay men, lesbians and Asians. Think about what predefined qualities you seek in a partner (such as race, religion, sexual orientation, or age) and you will probably find a dedicated category on Match.ca.

As for reliability, the website has been around since 1995 and they learnt what it takes to survive in the dating business: pleasing the customer.

#2 eHarmony.ca

This would be the second best dating site for people from Vancouver. It has an awesome matching algorithm and it’s definitely seen as trustworthy in the industry. However, it is tiresome to fill in the very long questionnaire based on which the algorithm finds your matches.

Once you get past this part that follows the sign up process, the hassle is over. Now, you will review the highly compatible matches you get for free and you pick the most suitable communication plan.

Nobody rushes you to make a decision and you are not pressured to speak with your matches if they don’t look interesting to you.

In order to find people with whom you can relate on a personal level, you are encouraged to check out the demographic sections of the website, namely Christian or Jewish singles, Hispanics, Black singles, Asians, interracial dating and seniors, depending on what you seek in a partner.

#3 chemistry.com

It’s free to sign up at Chemistry.com, a website part of People Media’s MarriageMinded Community. Gay men and lesbians are welcome to sign up and meet potential partners.

The website was established in 2006, so they had plenty of time to learn what works best in the dating industry. This is reflected in the website’s ease of use even by seniors.

According to AskMen, the website has an overall rating of 7.7/10, excelling at customer satisfaction and value for price. However, the quality of members seems to be an issue. The company lacks a mobile app and a chatroom, which are seen as disadvantages by many.

Also, there is no way you can video chat with your matches. In spite of these disadvantages, there are a few pros too. For example, the in-depth questionnaire makes it possible for you to find relevant matches. You can break the ice by sending “Winks” and by playing games.

#4 onlinecanadiandating.com

One of the best perks offered by OnlineCanadianDating is its use of access. That’s why we decided to rank it fourth on our dating sites dedicated to people living in Vancouver list. The signup process is quick and it’s straightforward to use the website after that. Functionality is not impaired by this simplicity though. Also, the neat design contributes to the overall feeling of professionalism.

Once you sign up, you gain access to the entire member database and you can refine the results based on geographical location. However, filtering features are quite limited for free members.

If you want customized results, it’s recommended that you upgrade to VIP status to make the search as specific as you need. This is bad news for free users because the quality of your dates will depend on the level of compatibility you share with the other person.

The member database is fairly large, so you don’t have to worry if you have a couple of bad dates in Vancouver. There are plenty of other users dying to go out.

#5 pof.com

POF is an acronym for “plenty of fish” and presumably makes a reference to the well known phrase “there’s plenty of fish in the water.” Luckily, this saying applies to the size of the member database too, considering 50k people sign up every day even though they’re not all in Vancouver, making it our fifth pick.

The signup form is readily available and quite easy to fill out. You have to specify your gender, birthday, ethnicity (for compatibility purposes because some people want to stay within ethnic boundaries), and a valid email.

After that, you will take their so called Chemistry Test. Don’t worry, you will not be asked to balance a Redox equation. The questionnaire is meant to match you with people you are most compatible with.

You should think a while when answering the questions if you are looking for long term partner. On the other hand, this is not essential if you’re only looking for casual encounters.

#6 countrydating.ca

CountryDating is not meant just for people who live in the countryside, as some might think at a first glance. The concept revolves around a country lifestyle, meaning a desire to slow down as opposed to passing through life in the 5th gear.

The website is gay-friendly, meaning that you are not excluded just because of your sexual orientation. So, great news for all the gay people in Vancouver.

You can opt for a basic or a premium membership. The free option allows you to create an account, upload a profile and search the entire member database. You’re also allowed to send a maximum of 30 flirts. If you want to do more, you have to upgrade to a paid membership.

You can upload both photos and videos to describe yourself more accurately. There also is a chatroom feature for users to communicate with one another. If you don’t like that, you are free to talk via email.

#7 freesingleschat.ca

This website has 2 types of memberships available: a free and a paid one. It is probably not surprising that free members have limited permissions. Basic service consists of the ability to sign up, create a profile and send flirts to people you like.

The bad news is that you won’t be able to communicate with others unless you upgrade to a VIP membership. The flirts are just icebreakers. Actual words are not changed between free members. The pricing details to become a VIP are available to those who sign up.

Still, you have complete control when you wish to terminate the membership. You can cancel the automated billing system at any time. For that money, you will be able to enter chat rooms and communicate via email with other members.

One possible disadvantage (even though some people see it as a pro) is that your profile will be automatically displayed on related sites that are part of the Online Connections network.

#8 meetcanadians.ca

The signup form is extremely straightforward, that’s why we decided to list in on the position number eigt. You only have to disclose your gender, sexual orientation (gays allowed), and email. Pick a username and password and you will be ready to browse through profiles of people living in Vancouver.

Once again, communication is restricted for free members thus making you to upgrade if you want to talk to people who interest you. Still, this might be seen as an advantage because you are not asked for money from the very beginning. You get to browse their database for free and send flirts.

If you receive flirts from the people you approached and you are interested enough to find out more, only then the purchase of a premium account is justified and worth it. Think of it as a test drive. If you hate it, at least you don’t pay money. You waste some time, give a bad review but that’s it.

#9 matchmaker.com

Matchmaker.com has an impressive database of more than 10 million members. This should not come as a surprise considering the website was established in 1996. They had more than 20 years to improve their service and increase the user database.

The fact that so many people chose this website should tell you something about its quality. It’s free to create a dating profile, a task that won’t take more than 2 minutes, according to their estimations.

They claim to offer 100% free memberships. This would be a huge advantage considering that most websites ask users for money in exchange for the ability to communicate with other members.

The website has a scientific matching system that compares more than 50 attributes to determine which profiles are the most compatible with yours. This is meant to help you find someone with whom you can relate on a deep personal level for years to come, not just for a casual encounter.

#10 lavalife.com

Lavalife is a modern and interactive dating website and the last on our list. They have an app available for Android and iOS. Not only that the app makes it possible for you to find dates wherever you are, but it also offers exclusive bonuses. Think of this as an incentive to download the app.

However, the Android version doesn’t have great reviews based on the opinion of almost 200 users. The app allows you to filter search results and to view zodiac signs. You can add people to the Favorites section or you can play in LavaLounge to see who’s around you.

It takes less than 10 minutes to sign up and you will then be given the opportunity to use the website free of charge for 7 days. The idea is great because it allows you to see whether you like the service or not. This way, you don’t waste money on a dating website subscription that you don’t enjoy.