Dating services in alberta
According to Statistics Canada’s 2011 national census, single men in their 20s outnumber single women of a similar age.
The crossover point comes in the mid-30s; from then on, single women outnumber single men. Still, the census shows that in most Albertan cities, the total number of single men outnumbers single women (see map and graph). Dirksen and Singh’s findings are not definitive – they represent the gender choosing to use dating services.
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.
A surplus of women and a shortage of men should be ingredients for women having their pick of dudes. What Singh and his partners did not expect, however, was their gender challenges.And yet, Dirksen and others say they are not seeing that in Edmonton. “Everyone was surprised we had so much trouble finding male daters, not women,” Singh says.