Single in the City
Synonymous with the Stampede and affectionately nicknamed Cowtown, Calgary has been labeled the “Heart of the New West” (a former city slogan), and recently branded “Be Part of the Energy.”
Beyond the cowboy hats and boot wearin’ western label, Calgary is considered the energy industry hub of Canada and is also widely known for its events and friendly people. In fact, the whole city embraces events (Calgarians love their parties) and it’s hard for that energy not to be infectious. Good energy it seems is everywhere, but are sparks flying in the dating pool? If you’re single in Calgary, Divine Intervention provides confidential Calgary matchmaking services for professionals.
Calgary’s Dating Demographic
As the largest city in Alberta, at last count, Calgary is home to over 1 million people with a young median age of 36. Stats Canada’s 2011 national census also reports single men in their 20s outnumber single women of a similar age. The crossover point comes later in their 30s when single women outnumber single men like most markets. So, single ladies, Calgary is a great place to go.
Calgarians tend to be well educated, community minded, entrepreneurial, generous and well paid; Calgary is one of Canada’s wealthiest cities and has a high number of millionaires. Divine Intervention is your Calgary millionaire matchmaker specialist.
Every market in Canada is different when it comes to ethnically and religious mixed couples. Calgary’s main ethnic composition is Caucasian at 67%, South Asian at 7.5%, and Chinese at 6.8% while other ethnicities are represented in the very small minority.
As far as faiths, 54% of Calgary’s population is Christian, while 32% don’t identify with a religion. Stats Canada figures from 2010 suggest religious or spiritual beliefs are somewhat or very important to almost 70% of Albertans.
A Calgarian’s Lifestyle
Calgarians have a reputation for being warm and friendly, positive, and down to earth. It’s common for Calgarians to make eye contact and smile at others in just about any and every place.
Calgarians are family-focused and recreation lovers who are committed to a healthy work-life balance and enjoy a high quality of life. As a prairie city with a climate that is dry, sunny, cool, and windy (Chinook winds bring mild days in winter), outdoor activities are a big attraction for singles, especially since Calgary’s air is refreshingly clear and crisp.
According to Calgary’s Economic Development site “Life in Calgary,” the city has “over 10,000 hectares (100 square kilometres) of parkland and public green spaces, as well as the longest paved urban pathway system on the continent. It runs for more than 800 kilometres and is easily accessible from virtually anywhere in the city.” Your dog will enjoy the freedom to roam in 150 off-leash areas, and when your canine has had enough, you and your date can relax and enjoy one of over 5,600 public park sites.
With Calgary’s reasonable cost of living the city is considered to be more affordable than many large North American cities. Plus, Alberta is the only province in Canada without a sales tax so your dating dollars go further.
Calgary Dating Ideas
Of course Calgary is not all about the range or the rigs.
- There is a burgeoning arts and culture scene (Royal Tyrrell Museum, Glenbow Museum, Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and Arts Commons).
- Various shopping, eclectic dining & nightlife, and breweries (Stephen Avenue Walk, 17th Ave SW., Village Brewery, Kensington/Sunnyside for pubs and upscale lounges, downtown for nightclubs, and Mission for well-heeled wine bars).
- Recreation, sports, and attractions (Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, CFL Stampeders, NHL Flames, Olympic Oval, Calgary Zoo, Vin Gogh Paint and Sip Studio).
- Scenic backdrops (the Bow River and the Rocky Mountains that rise dramatically to the west) all help to make Calgary an exciting dating playground for singles. If you want to find out if you have real chemistry, check out the adult night at TELUS Spark, the Science Centre.
As your premier Calgary matchmakers, Divine Intervention lays the groundwork for successful long-term relationships for its discerning and highly discreet clientele; we’ll help you find the right relationship. Call us today and we’ll look everywhere and anywhere to find your best match.