Meet people in Canada – ABSOLUTELY NONE, ZERO. But don’t give up. I hope you are intelligent because if you are, you are likely to be perceptive. Online dating and socializing may be highly rewarding.
One early axiom is that you haven’t made any investments yet. Try new things until “it” seems right.
You have full power over this situation:
Back off if someone who is more than an hour’s drive away continues to communicate. Many, many people reside nearby.
Back off if anything doesn’t sound right.
Back off if the topic of money comes up.
if sex happens too soon. Consider why. You might want to back off.
Back off if someone approaches you too soon.
Back off if you even catch a scent of insincerity.
Back off if there isn’t a picture and you don’t get one with the first email.
Plenty of married people looking for “something else”. Be wary about anyone you meet here.
On the other end of the scale, a good and very sophisticated site, owned by Microsoft:
You must continue to respond to the inquiries as they arise. The more information you provide, the more chance they have of locating people who fit your criteria.
Using a dating website:
Post a sincere profile with a decent headshot. A PHOTO MUST BE POSTED.
Take a look around and make “I like you” statements.
Take careful note of every communication you get and NEVER, EVER start emailing anyone. Behind an email account and all the words within, any moron may hide.
Reply to EVERY single individual whose profile you find intriguing with ONLY ONE message, as is proper.
Let’s chat; I don’t use email. Send me your phone number so I may call you; my number is xxx-xxx-xxxx.
If that occurs, don’t panic; you can block any number that upsets you.
Ensure that your notebook has a page for each individual you speak with. When making any following phone conversations, make a note of what was stated and what was agreed upon. Some people lie and can’t recall what they said the day before, while others are completely honest. You may now find out immediately.
You can advise “Let us meet for coffee (or tea if you don’t like coffee)” if the phone conversations sound plausible.
choose a coffee shop close by. Tim Hortons are widely available.
Arrive ten minutes early so you may see him entering the building, his movements, and how he approaches finding you in the room. Both of you have each other’s photos, therefore he and you are not strangers.
Still no commitment, just a quick chat over coffee…
You can choose to do “something” together only after that. Anything beyond eating supper, such as skiing, visiting a park, going to a jazz club, etc. It is far more pleasurable to watch someone at work than to just eat in silence.
I went on 17 coffee dates, went cross-country skiing with 2, went dancing one night with 2, went to a jazz club with 1, and concluded that there was nothing there for me.
During the six weeks I spent looking, my present wife was the 18th lady. We both had children and had been widowed. On a wet day, we went on a forest trek for our second date. A small test of character, in my opinion. She did well. Three years after we first met, we were married.
Be wise, and you’ll succeed. There are plenty more people out there; DON’T WASTE YOUR LIFE TIME ON THE WRONG PERSON.
Keep searching. Be realistic. REJECT anything that seems off. Continue searching
You’ll be successful.