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Meeting Ottawa singles – finding love in the capital

Looking for love in the capital but finding it hard to meet the kind of Ottawa singles you want to be dating? EliteSingles can help. Our thoughtful matchmaking process and member base of intelligent, commitment-minded single professionals mean that we can help you find the long-term relationship you've been searching for. Join today to meet your matches!
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Living the good life in Ottawa

Ottawa is a successful, bilingual city that has a lot to be proud of. Set in beautiful natural surroundings, this is the place to find fine bars and restos, a flourishing festival scene and some of Canada’s most beloved museums and art galleries: it's no wonder Ottawa is home to so many great people! What may be surprising is how many of these educated, professional people are single: 44%  of adult residents identified as such in a recent census.1 Of course, knowing that you're in good company is one thing - meeting the kinds of Ottawa singles you really want to date is a whole other story!

Meeting other Ottawa singles

Indeed, if you're a busy professional it can, of course, be time-consuming to find that one person who shares your lifestyle and values. Not everyone is cut out for the bar scene and dating at work is never a good idea – so where can you look? For many in Ottawa, dating sites like EliteSingles are providing the answer. Our thoughtful matchmaking service and supportive, regional dating recommendations mean that we can streamline the Ottawa dating process and help you start your journey to longer lasting, local love.

Why try Ottawa dating with us?

We believe in bringing real, long-term love to all Ottawa singles who longs for it. By combining localized match recommendations with a streamlined smart-profiling service that takes into account personality and specific partner criteria, we are able to make profile suggestions that suit our individual members and their lifestyles. This means we make our introductions with compatibility and lasting love in mind. If you're ready to meet marriage-minded singles and discover something real - while making the most of dating in the capital  -  then join EliteSingles today.

Ottawa date ideas

Of course, meeting that single man or single woman who gives you butterflies is just step one! The next step involves the best part of Ottawa dating: the dates themselves! Singles truly are lucky in this city as there are date ideas for every budget and every taste. Read on to discover some of our top tips.

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Cocktails and craft beer

The capital is one of Canada’s craft beer hubs so Ottawa singles who love a good brew may find it hard to narrow it down to just one bar! Happily though, this town is the home of many great beer tours: try Brew Donkey for the inside scoop on the tastiest Ottawa beers.

If you’d rather pick one spot and settle in, you’d be hard pressed to top a night at Trio Bistro and Lounge, a Westboro favourite that is the ideal spot to share a light bite and some of the city’s best cocktails. The ambience, the music and the drinks - like the amazing gin-and-cucumber English Country Garden - make this place a great pick for a romantic date night.

Coffee mornings and date nights

If you’re planning on the classic coffee date, Ministry of Coffee is always a solid bet (anything with a menu that includes the words ‘Nutella Latte’ is worth a visit!). Want a more unusual or interactive date? They also offer classes in latte art and free coffee cupping sessions. Perfect!

When a dinner date is required, book a table at Play food and wine. It’s a top date night spot as the focus here is on delicious small plates, perfectly matched with exquisite wine-by-the-glass. In other words it’s food that’s ideal for sharing, which means that a night at Play is an ideal way to bring you and your date closer together (and to have a great meal in the process).

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Winter ice and springtime sun

Of course, not all dates need food to be fantastic. When it's cold, an amazing winter date can be had on the historic Rideau Canal: really, does it get any more romantic than skating hand-in-hand past Ottawa's glorious architecture? And on a UNESCO World Heritage Site no less!

That said, as glorious as winter can be, the majority of Ottawa singles are ready for the spring once it rolls back around. They should be: dating in springtime Ottawa is enchanting. Whether it's millions of flowers bursting into bloom as part of the Tulip Festival, or the (curd-laden) delights of May's Poutine Fest, spring will remind why you love Ottawa dating so much.