As much as we can pretend that Tinder dates don’t exist, they do. Whether you like it or not, it’s becoming the new norm. It’s the ideal millennial way to meet new people, often without any real commitment, and all from the power of a couple swipes with your fingertips.

Just admit it, you definitely have a love-hate relationship with this concept of meeting new people. It’s mainly used as an ego boost or to strike up a casual conversation with no real intentions of meeting the other. But there are those rare instances where you feel like you might just have a genuine connection with someone; kudos to you for weaving your way through the crowd of online dating and finding someone special. But before you get to that place, you will definitely run into a few speed bumps along the way. Here is a list of guys you probably matched with in Toronto on Tinder.

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1. The World Traveller

Age: 23-29

Occupation: Business graduate, pilot, freelancer

Neighbourhood: Union Station

Personality:

  • He's the guy that sets his location to where he's going, and not where he actually is
  • Most likely only in town for a weekend or a couple of nights, so don't get attached
  • He loves adventure and is looking for a personal "tour guide" in Toronto
  • He's not looking for anything serious and don't count on hearing from him after he vists the city
  • His Instagram is filled with random places and people from around the world
  • Swipes right if you have travel pictures

Looking For...

Someone to show him around the city over good drinks, cheap eats, and maybe some late night activities.

Pros / Cons:

Pros = he's super open to new experiences and loves talking about all his latest discoveries on his trip

Cons = he'll be in The Six for a minute, so you know this is going to be a huge waste of time no matter what


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2. The Gym Buff

Age: 20-24

Occupation: Personal trainer, former varsity athlete

Neighbourhood: City Place

Personality:

  • He's obsessed with anything related to health and fitness; I mean, those washboard abs didn't just appear out of nowhere
  • Selfies galore, and usually only of the neck down
  • Oh, don't forget those constant Instagram posts or snaps of his meal prep for the week!
  • He'll tell you he never skips leg day (even though we all know he does)
  • Do you even lift?!
  • Swipes right if you are he sees you as his fitness couple goals

Looking For...

Someone to spot him at the gym while he’s bench pressing, or maybe a new running partner before the cold weather kicks in. Either way, he wants someone to match his healthy lifestyle and can keep up with all the protein he consumes.

Pros / Cons:

Pros = super fit and will bench you if you ask

Cons = probably loves the gym more than you


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3. The One Behind The Camera

Age: 22-27

Occupation: OCAD student, creative director, inspiring professional photographer

Neighbourhood: Queen and Spadina

Personality:

  • He knows good style when he spots it
  • Obsesssed with taking photos, and will go hunting for the best places in Toronto - no matter the time of year
  • Spends all his money on new camera equipment and accessories
  • All his time is spent either taking pictures or editing them (while occassionally scrolling through Instagram for inspiration)
  • His goal is get featured on all the popular Toronto Instagram pages
  • In deep denial about being a fuckboy - sure he’s not your classic type, but we all see you
  • Swipes right if he wants to shoot you for his next IG campaign or upcoming video

Looking For...

Most likely isn’t searching for anything serious, he’s always on the go and working on his portfolio is his #1 Bae. But, if you’re interested, he’d love to feature you on his Insta feed - let’s be honest, we’ll never deny someone taking pictures of us.

Pros / Cons:

Pros = hello, future IG husband!!!

Cons = just don't make him pick between you and his camera, because we all know what he’s going to choose


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4. The One With Clear Intentions

Age: 19-24

Occupation: Student, unemployed, any retail or hospitality job

Neighbourhood: Yorkville

Personality:

  • Basically your classic Toronto fuckboy that you'll find online
  • His description is filled with guidelines, requirements, and is a straight up auto-biography of his life
  • He’s sly with his words and knows how to make you swoon
  • His music playlist includes Drake and anyone else signed to OVO
  • He might just take more selfies than you...
  • You’ll see him walking through King West during the weekends, hitting up Everleigh or Citizen
  • He probably juggles seeing multiple people at once, because why not?
  • Swipes right to anything

Looking For...

His bio says it all.

Pros / Cons:

Pros = at least you know he's open and honest

Cons = you're definitely not the only one on his roster and won't be any time soon


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5. The One Who Lives In The Suburbs

Age: 20-28

Occupation: Student, business owner

Neighbourhood: GTA

Personality:

  • He has a picture holding a baby, but makes sure to state in his bio that they are his niece / nephew just so you don't get the wrong idea
  • One of his pictures is definitely of a car...just a car
  • If you're lucky, maybe he'll be holding a fish in another one of his pictures!
  • He likes to set his distance to the max because let's face it, everyone wants to (pretend to) live downtown
  • His idea of a date is coming downtown to watch the Blue Jays / Raptors game
  • He's one of those matches where you'll probably have a good conversation for a couple of days, realize the distance between you two, and just never meet up - it happens to the best of us
  • Swipes right if you are wifey material

Looking For...

He's just a friendly guy looking for something exciting outside of the burbs, think of it like you're his way out.

Pros / Cons:

Pros = probably living in a bigger place than your tiny studio apartment downtown

Cons = but he's not downtown...so get ready for a long distance relationship


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6. The Next Harvey Spector

Age: 24-29

Occupation: Aspiring lawyer, business owner, entrepreneur

Neighbourhood: Financial District

Personality:

  • Any excuse he has to wear a suit, he will be there
  • He has a pretty flirty personally, mainly because he knows how to talk to people to get his way in the office - or so he says
  • He’s super confident and knows how to take charge, necessary for the cutthroat competition on Bay Street
  • You’ll find him standing somewhere at the bar at the Cactus Club with co-workers on the weekdays and partying on King Street on the weekends - still wearing his suit
  • Addicted to his phone, because you know - “work emails”
  • He’s known to be quiet the lady’s man, you’ve been warned
  • Swipes right if you’re a girl boss

Looking For...

Someone to fit in with his busy work schedule, it’s always changing so don’t expect a steady date schedule anytime soon.

Pros / Cons:

Pros = super well dressed and is boosting with confidence

Cons = it’s unlikely that you’re the only one he makes time for during his lunch breaks


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7. The One That Works in the “Industry”

Age: 21-24

Occupation: Bartender, club promotor

Neighbourhood: King Street

Personality:

  • He's outgoing, but still manages to stay mysterious - always keeping you super interested
  • He’ll be the one messaging you late at night Friday or Saturday asking what your plans are
  • Also think Thrasher t-shirts and Queen street warehouse vibes...always
  • Works late, but that also a flexible schedule (meaning it’s super inconsistent)
  • Is always the life of the party and knows how to have a good time
  • He has the hook up at most bars on King Street and can always get you in without cover
  • Swipes if you look like you like to party

Looking For...

Nothing serious, he’s still discovering himself as a person – he barely has time for any sort of commitment.

Pros / Cons:

Pros = you won't have to pay for a drink again

Cons = if he bartends, you know he's going to have to flirt a bit for that tip. Not to mention he's always seeking for new girls to fill up the clubs


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8. The Self-Proclaimed Toronto Trendsetter

Age: 23-27

Occupation: Works in the startup world, involved with something related to marketing, PR or tech

Neighbourhood: Liberty Village

Personality:

  • Quirky, and can sometimes be a bit of a smart ass
  • The certified Toronto hipster (but don’t call him that)
  • He can be seen walking around with a glass mason jar filled with coffee in the office
  • He has at least a couple tattoos (that you can see)
  • He'll either have a man bun or groomed beard, maybe if you're lucky - both!
  • Tight cuffed jeans are his staple look, with some nice rimmed glasses (that may or may not have a real prescription)
  • He constantly snaps all the exclusive cool events he gets invited to
  • Secretly a sweetheart and low key animal lover (might just have a picture of a puppy in his profile)
  • Swipes right if you're down for some wine and cheese

Looking For...

Someone to spend time with him and his dog, yes he has a dog. He's laid back, but also knows when to get shit done when he has to.

Pros / Cons:

Pros = knows about all the sweet hidden areas of Toronto, and loves to hit all the hip spots at night

Cons = he most likely has commitment issues


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