When it comes to finding "the one", trying your luck in Ontario would be worth your while... At least, according to EliteSingles, who ranked eight Ontario cities among the top 10 best places in Canada to find happy singles ready for love.
The dating website conducted a study on anonymous user data collected from 45,000 Canadian men and women registered on their website. They analyzed how the participants ranked themselves when asked about their level of happiness, and they averaged the results by location.
Based on their findings, the top 10 places in Canada where you're likely to find the happiest singles are:
- Orangeville, ON
- St Thomas, ON
- Collingwood, ON
- Leduc, AB
- Aurora, ON
- Barrie, ON
- Oakville, ON
- White Rock, BC
- Welland, ON
- Burlington, ON
With regards to Orangeville, the top city, EliteSingles had this to say:
"Orange is often touted as one of the happiest colours, so it only seems fitting that Orangeville, ON takes the title of happiest place in Canada – seeing off strong competition from two other Ontario cities (St Thomas and Collingwood) to claim the crown."
While happy singles are found across the nation, the study shows that a large concentration of them reside in Ontario. On a provincial level, Ontario lands just below Nova Scotia in a ranking of Canada's 5 happiest provinces:
- Nova Scotia
- British Columbia
The study also found that no major Canadian city made the top 10, which led them to the generalization that "when it comes to sheer happiness, smaller does seem better." They used Oakville as an example to drive this point home, noting that it only has a population of around 190,000 people.
Do you agree with these findings? For the full report summary, visit EliteSingles.ca.