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Does it come down to fate, Tinder or a combination of the two? When we asked readers “What's the best way to meet people?” 41 percent of Sex+Dating survey respondents said “through friends,” followed by mutual hobbies/interests and dating apps/sites. In true Halifax fashion, some of you found love at a bar or a music festival.
A few lonely hearts filled in the blank with “I don't know,“ “still trying to figure that out” and “someone please tell me.” In their honour, here are some options for where to find local singles looking for love.
“In a Kent parking lot. She was visiting Canada from Germany and we both had partners. Oops.”
“Tinder, but we ghosted out on each other after a great first date (we were both fresh out of relationships). His friend coincidently took a photo of me for fashion week a few months later and reminded me of him. We met up again, with clear mindsets and less baggage, and the rest is history!”
“The Lower Deck on a Sunday night. He was the head doorman who happened to check my ID.”
“Old friends reconnected downtown.”
“At a party. I knew him from high school. He got my number from my friend.”
“He joined my band when my guitarist quit. He was in a long-term relationship. But he was so cute...and now we're going on five years together.”
“We met seven years ago at Sappyfest—he doesn't remember it. We fucked on and off for seven years and now we're in
“He started working at the restaurant where I worked, then a week later I left that job to work where he had just come from. He kept coming around to hang out with his old coworkers and that's how I got him.”
“We actually met when we were like five in karate at the YMCA. Went to high school together but never talked. In
“I was DJing and she was dancing. We both had crushes on each other for so long but never really talked. Then one day we matched on Tinder.”
“Through her girlfriend, who was my platonic roommate.”
“Saw him dressed like a madman covered in war paint, wearing a black hooded cloak and bright purple tights. He looked really sad, we made eye contact, and it
“We were 17 and we both got hired on at the local movie theatre. We started dating shortly after we met and we've been together ever since. Now we're 30 and married.”