Swiped out: Why Toronto is burned out on online dating

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Eleanor is a year-old artist and teacher who lives in Parkdale. I love playing volleyball and working out. What I typically look for in a guy is, most importantly, an easy conversation, because momentum is hugely important when you start dating someone, as well as a sense of humour, and enough things in common. I was chatting for a while with this one guy, Cole. Messaging on one of the apps had turned into messaging via text, which led to him sending me many adorable photos of his cat. I was a sucker for that cat. He had a great face, and was tall and fit.

Dating Diaries: I kept waiting for it to feel like a date

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. I wear pretty much the same thing all the time. Most guys I date are cool, but it never seems to go anywhere. I had been dating Luca for about a month.

Hope I didn’t talk too much!” I was charmed by his enthusiasm and I couldn’t stop smiling. RELATED STORIES. RelationshipsAdvice. Even at a.

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Gwen is a year-old medical professional who lives just outside of Toronto. Gwen loves spending time outdoors, cooking, and being with animals. When I was, it was challenging to find someone worthy of dating, or even single, in my real life, so I decided to go online. I was very specific in my profile. I wrote that racists, homophobes and smokers need not respond.

I got nothing. I added a few more photos and took out the comments about racists and homophobes, and my inbox lit up. However, when I would bring up my hard-and-fast rule about not dating anyone who is racist, homophobic, or a smoker, I got only dead silence back. I gave up on that site. A month or so later, I checked out a different app on the advice of a friend.

Some rules are made to be broken: Dating Diaries

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Evan is a year-old developer who lives in St. James Town. With my friends, we tend to be sloths at home, with or without pizza. Biking daily is a must.

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This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Curtis is a year-old management consultant who lives downtown. I have cultivated friendships with people because of their dogs. I like being intellectually challenged, especially by attractive women. I was set up with Kimberley. I told my friend I wanted to meet a girl who was altruistic and a good person, fun, ambitious about her career, had her own thing going on. Obviously I want to respect the person, but I also want to admire them.

Or even opposite tastes. I was told that Kimberley and I were very similar, which was interesting since she seemed more serious. I was looking forward to it, either way.

Aisha’s date was a real stinker: Dating Diaries

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Tina is a year-old landscape designer who lives in the east end. I will continue to look for the good in people, long after others have given up.

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This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Patti is 48, self-employed, and lives in the west end. Randall and I met online. I immediately fell for him. He has this smile that is playful but intelligent. I was profoundly attracted to him. We dated for a while, but he went out with someone else and decided that he wanted to be with her. I was devastated. He really was the one that got away. On a whim, I sent him an email.

Dating Diaries: Marty was nice, but he made me rethink online dating

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Sara had signed up for a dating site because she was technically He emailed me links to news stories and things that he thought I would like.

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Sebastian is a year-old model and actor who lives in the west end. I have an old soul. They usually last three to six months. The longest was two years, but it ended when she left me for her boss. I met a woman online.

Dating Diaries: It was like she was playing hide and seek

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Alicia is a year-old lawyer who lives in King West. I do love high-quality statement jewelry from certain designers that I wear one piece at a time. My dating life is unpredictable. Very few guys get past the coffee date.

She asked me a question about the story. I answered, she said thanks, and that was that. Then she contacted me again unexpectedly a few.

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Tegan is a year-old communications director who lives in Little Italy. Having a social life and working in this city takes a lot out of you. That all changed with Wesley. I did a full It was a serious relationship right away and it was just easy, basically effortless. Things happened fast and I found myself head over heels for him, with no walls and no boundaries.

Some stories are just too personal for a first date: Dating Diaries

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Beth is a year-old sales director who lives in the east end. Beth’s style is “classic, with the occasional trend. I laugh and smile a lot, and I love to have fun and hang out with my friends, but I am extremely passionate and ambitious. I met Michel on the first day of a new job.

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This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Miranda is 27, works in nightlife, and lives in the west end. I only wear natural makeup. I wear a dress and heels maybe one or two days a year, by choice. For some reason people still ask me for style advice. I like to find myself in unexpected places. I love group classes. It keeps my energy up. I met Jeffrey on an app. I was clear that I am an independent woman and am not looking for someone to save me or take over my life. Jeffrey seemed really nice, well-read and smart.

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