Things to Know Before Dating in Toronto

If you aren’t from Toronto, the city’s dating scene can seem a lot to handle. People who aren’t local often find some of the things, which tend to occur and are acceptable in relationships, quite absurd. We’ve made a list of these possible consequences of dating (or trying to date) a Torontonian.

The first thing you need to know about dating in Toronto is that casual dates are completely acceptable. Lots of locals engage in casual dating. If both parties are interested, there is the potential to grow and develop a more serious relationship. If not, there are plenty of fish in the sea. Just because it didn’t work out with someone, there is no reason to stop dating. According to the 2016 census, Toronto’s population numbers 2.8 million.

People in Toronto are OK with open relationships. Most locals prefer to keep their options open. They also love eating out. You have lots of options when it comes to restaurants because there’s a new place opening practically every week. The city has every imaginable type of cuisine.

If someone invites you to a “coffee date”, it means things have the potential to get pretty serious. It’s not a rare thing to meet someone who’s avoiding alcohol. People are big on health. What’s even better is that there are lots of nice coffee shops in the city.

If your date lives downtown, they probably do not own a vehicle, but don’t rely on them having one even if they live elsewhere. Young Torontonians, in particular, will choose walking, cycling, and taxis over driving any day.

As we mentioned, people here are quite health-conscious. The chances of you meeting a pilates instructor, someone on a gluten-free diet, or a gym addict is right up there with those of meeting someone without their own car.

None of these facts should lead you to assume that Torontonians don’t care about their jobs. Many of them are too busy building careers to date.

You’ll notice locals are on their phones a lot. Constantly, as a matter of fact. The tendencies of phone addiction have palpably – and regrettably – spread to this part of the world.

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