Calgary is an amazing place to be single. You’ll find lots of other singles all over the city, some looking for love and others looking for something casual. But naturally, going out and meeting all these new people takes some work. While some would hit the bars and clubs, others prefer to use technology to their advantage. And if you’re a fan of the latter, then you should know about the best dating apps and sites in Calgary.
Finding someone online is more than just picking a random app and hoping for the best. You’ll need a little guidance, which we can provide. After testing out over 150 popular apps, we’ve found what works best for Calgary. So whether you’re from Beltline or Hillhurst, Signal Hill or Edgemont, St. Mary’s U or Ambrose, we know which apps will help you find someone special.
DigDates is all about finding a match who’ll love your dog. Dogs play a huge role in some people’s lives. But in others’, not so much. This is why it’s important for single dog lovers to find other single dog lovers. You don’t want to almost fall head over heels for someone only to find out that they’re allergic or they can’t stand dogs, right? DigDates eliminates this issue since the entire platform was specifically built for anybody with or wanting a dog.
eHarmony is extremely popular here and has an amazing track record of helping Calgary locals find long-term partners. In fact, 70% of all marriages that start online begin on eHarmony. Pretty impressive right?
In our experience it has been a really consistent way to meet other singles looking for exactly the same things. It has a TON of people in Calgary using it and makes a lot of the most frustrating parts of dating a lot easier.
If you want a REAL relationship and could use a little help making it happen eHarmony is the best option for you.
Why eHarmony is great
We’ve heard this story: “Oh, so and so got us to meet up and we hit it off from there!” Now imagine that scenario but online and you’ve got the basic premise of Wingman. As one of the best Calgary dating apps for friends who love to play matchmaker, it’s one of the easiest ways to find a date. Your friends sign you up, and they do the matching for you. Once your friends find you a good match, you and your match can begin talking. It’s ingenious.
Adult FriendFinder is the best hookup app in Calgary right now and it's not really close. Tinder is decent but now it's more of just another dating app and isn't really focused on shorter-term fun. AFF is 100% focused on more casual fun in the bedroom and does a great job of helping you find it.
It's become really popular in Calgary and has over 60 million active users (that's a lot). The people using it seem a lot more willing to meet up than most of the other apps we've tried and it has led to much better results, especially for single guys.
Give their free trial a shot below and see why it's growing so fast.
Silver Singles helps older singles navigate the world of online dating without making it intimidating. For a long time, anybody over the age of 50 has had a very difficult time finding someone else their age who also happens to be single. With Silver Singles, you can be sure that the people you’ll meet are around your age. And the best thing is that the site also helps ou find matches based on your personality and preferences. It doesn’t get easier than that!
We’re just gonna cut straight to it: you will not be allowed on Raya if you have under 5000 followers on Instagram. I know, it sounds sort of weird, but you have to look at it from another perspective. Celebrities and influencers tend to live a certain lifestyle that makes it hard for them to date. This is why they prefer to date someone who can relate and also won’t just use them for money. This is the beauty of Raya: it’s so exclusive that only influential singles are allowed in to level the playing field.
Hinge is super cool. Not only does it have an enormous userbase, but it’s also a mix of fun swiping and serious algorithms to help you find a match. There’s more; it specifically targets people in their mid-20s who want something serious (their motto is literally “designed to be deleted”). With that being said, if you’re young and want something that’s NOT casual, this app was made for you.
CBL (CoffeeMeetsBagel) was created to pull more women into dating apps. The creators, three women, saw that there was a problem with so many more guys being on dating apps and started to wonder why. So they did their research and found startling statistics such as men being 85% more active on these platforms than women.
That’s when they created CBL. This app gives women 6 of the most quality matches every day at noon. As they say, quality over quantity. It’s up to the women to choose who they want to entertain and that makes them more active on the app.
Hily has built-in features such as ice-breakers, video calls and compatibility checks, so you won’t have an issue finding something to talk about. The great thing about this app is that it makes video calling so accessible. No need to exchange contact details since you can do it all in the app. Add to that the fact that video calling is a more personal, more human way to get to know each other. Oh, and did we mention that it’s almost impossible to catfish someone on Hily thanks to the video calls and verification?