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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 and intelligent matchmaking process works to speed up the dating process by pairing you with compatible, commitment-minded singles you’ll want to meet! Read on to learn more about how we create great Ottawa dating.
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Living the good - but single - 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 great bars and restos, a flourishing festival scene and many of Canada’s most beloved museums and art galleries. It's no wonder Ottawa is home to so many great people! However, what may be surprising is how many of these educated, professional people are single. In fact, over 40% of adult residents identified themselves as single in the 2016 census. But, of course, knowing you're amongst good company is one thing — meeting the kind of Ottawa singles you really want to date is a whole other story!

Meeting Other Ottawa Singles

No matter whether you're based in Ottawa, or over the river in Gatineau, if you're a busy professional it can difficult to find that one person who shares your lifestyle and values. This is where EliteSingles can help, stepping in to fast-track the matchmaking process so you can jump straight into connecting with those who share your interests. 

We’re able to accurately connect our members thanks to our smart matchmaking algorithm and in-depth personality test. We ask all new members to take the test, which is based on Costa and McCrae’s Five Factor Model and measures your levels of openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. The questionnaire allows us to not only get to know you but to understand your preferences in a partner as well so we can thoughtfully match you with the most well-suited Ottawa singles.

With this information in hand, we pass the hard work over to our algorithm which works to pair you with singles who best fit you and your preferences for a partner. You’ll receive 3-7 matches every day and you can also supplement that by scrolling through members’ profiles at your leisure. Following this your Ottawa dating experience can truly begin — strike up some conversation, get to know each other and then organise that all important first date! 

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Ottawa Date Ideas

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! Thankfully this town is the home of many great beer tours — we recommend trying Brew Donkey for the inside scoop on the tastiest Ottawa beers.

If you’re after a drink with a difference, why not try The Blurry Pixel near Parliament Hill. This esports and gaming lounge offers you a space to have a drink, share some food and also unleash your inner video gamer! And, if video games aren’t your scene, play a boardgame or just chat instead. The friendly staff and relaxed vibe will put both you and your date at ease.

Coffee Mornings and Date Nights

Our Canadian members overwhelmingly voted the classic coffee date as their ideal first meet up, so opting for a chat and caffeine fix will always go down well. And, with their cool environment and great drink options, The Ministry of Coffee is a great place to get to know each other. Be sure to try the Nutella latte, you won’t regret it!

For something a little more substantial, be sure to reserve a table at Town. A fun, casual spot, Town is a restaurant  concerned with creating great food and a welcoming atmosphere — ideal for any first (or second) date jitters. Serving incredible Italian fare (try the meatballs!) alongside an extensive wine menu, there’s something for everyone at this fab eatery.

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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. 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. And 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