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Meeting Victoria singles: start along your path to lasting love

Want to meet Victoria singles who share your goals and dreams for the future? EliteSingles can help. Our aim is to help professional, dynamic, single men and women find each other and thus find lasting love. Why not try dating with us today: register now to see your first matches.
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The Victoria singles scene

Victoria. It’s a great place to live (multiple quality of life surveys can attest to that!). It’s also a great place to be single – just ask the 45% of adult Victorians who identified as such in the latest Census.1 Yet, for those who are ready to trade singledom for a lasting, long-term relationship, dating in Victoria can be tricky. This is especially true for single professionals with long office hours and for those who've recently returned to the dating scene; if you're among them you'll know that it's just not that easy to meet Victoria singles who share your interests and who hold similar life goals to your own.

How to meet Victoria singles: why online dating makes sense

If you're finding it challenging to meet the kind of Victoria singles that you can see a future with, online dating might just be the solution that you seek. With a reputable online dating service, not only can you be open and upfront about the kind of relationship that you are looking for, you can connect to single men and single women who want the same things. You still get the excitement, the romance and the thrill of meeting someone offline – only, this time, it's streamlined to suit your busy lifestyle. The only real question, then, is which Victoria dating site should I choose?    

Why try Victoria dating with us?

If your priorities included meeting someone with whom you have the potential for a real, loving future, then your dating site of choice should be EliteSingles. We match couples based on predictors of deep compatibility – starting with our in-depth personality test and then looking at crucial factors such as location and relationship goals. We want to give you the best chance of finding Victoria singles who truly suit you, right down to the ground. Ready to meet your first matches? Register with us today!

Date ideas in Victoria

There are many things that make Victoria such a great place to live: natural beauty, relaxed cafes, unspoiled beaches, an outdoors that’s warm enough to enjoy. These also make Victoria dating so much fun –in this city the choices for a romantic outing are myriad. Here are some of EliteSingles’ favourites.

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First date ideas in Victoria

First dates can be nerve-wracking enough without adding a really fancy venue into the mix. Perhaps that's why so many of our members pick a relaxed coffee as their preferred first date. Of course, relaxed doesn’t have to mean boring – at least not in Victoria! Try Hey Happy on Johnson Street: the fantastic coffee (especially the nitro cold brew) and the delicious scones are the best way to ease those first date nerves!

For a taste of something stronger, head to Spinnakers Brewpub. The craft beer alone is worth the drive over the bridge, but Spinnakers also offers a tasty gastro-pub menu and one of Victoria’s best patios (the view has to be seen to be believed!). Settle in for sunset, watch the lights coming on over the water and enjoy an unforgettable date night.

Tulips at the Buchart gardens in Victoria
Exploring the Garden City

Dating in Victoria means having easy access to one of the most romantic places in Canada: the heart-stoppingly pretty Butchart Gardens. From the fragrant Rose Garden to the hundred-year-old Japanese Garden, these grounds make for great date, year round. Make sure to keep an eye out for seasonal highlights: tulips in spring, Night Illuminations and fireworks in summer and a riot of autumn colours in the fall.

Another place to experience the magic of Victoria is by taking a stroll along the Breakwater. From the fresh sea salt air to the chance of spotting a seal or dolphin, you won’t be short on conversation topics at this incredible spot. Finish off your date with a stop at the Breakwater Café and Bistro; with their live music and great menu it’s an excellent spot to refuel.

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Dialing up the romance

When you want to dial up the romance factor, book a table at OLO Restaurant. With a commitment to delicious, seasonal food and drink, this is a restaurant which really celebrates life in B.C. As if the gorgeous menu and local food ethics weren’t enough, OLO also manages to be truly welcoming – the warm bricks and golden lighting encourage the kind of date that is all about ambience, conversation and laughter.  

Those with a sweet tooth will want to investigate Veneto Tapas Lounge. The main dishes here are wonderful, as are the romantic sharing plates – but the true star for sweet lovers is their selection of dessert flights. Tapas are great after all, but when they involve three types of cake, they’re even better! Share dessert with your date for top brownie points.