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Unsurprisingly, it’s hard for men there to meet single women, and, due to the fertile market, the yellow pages in Fort Mc Murray are overrun with escort service ads.
Alberta’s biggest cities certainly aren’t that extreme but, at 49.2 and 49.1 per cent, respectively, Edmonton and Calgary have the lowest percentage of women of any major Canadian city; indeed, Calgary and Edmonton are the only big cities in Canada with fewer women than men. Last year, Sam Singh, a 37-year-old Edmontonian, co-founded Troop of Foxes, a speed-dating group aimed at Edmonton’s growing urban, under-40 demographic.
It is live, face-to-face, social and open and it has captured public attention and gained popularity for being a modern method of making introductions.
Speed dating events bring together an equal number of men and women.
About a year ago, Shawna Dirksen launched Wundermeet, a matchmaking company in Edmonton. “We had clients who were getting that first date, online or otherwise, who were just unable to get that second or third date, and wondering what was happening,” Dirksen says. “It’s like a personal trainer, only for dating,” she says.
“Nowadays the weddings are smaller in size but they’re spending the same amount,” says Lisa Vettese, with the Bridal Group of Companies, in Calgary.
Still, why would women need those services if there are plenty of men to choose from? For men, “The attitude seems to be that if they can just meet more women, everything will work out.
It’s about volume for them.” “I find it hard to meet men in Edmonton,” says Jill, a single woman in her mid-30s.
Usually, the men get up after the conversational exchange and move to the next table to meet another woman. Speed dating has many advantages over online dating.
Contact information is only given out if there is a mutual match, thus protecting confidentiality and saving people from awkward moments of having to reject someone or feeling obligated to give out a phone number. First and foremost, there is that instant in-person chemistry that you don’t experience via cyberspace.