How to get a boyfriend in Toronto
Finding a boyfriend in Toronto without lowering your standards from CN Tower to Lower Bay shouldn't be so hard. If you know what you're looking for, follow my advice to get out there and find Mr. Right (or right-now, no judgements here.) Tuck away your Tinder profile and head out to some of these Toronto spots to find the perfect man for you.
Here's my guide to how to get a boyfriend in Toronto broken down by guy stereotype.
#TechTO meetups are your best bet to meet the tech savvy man of your dreams. The monthly get-togethers feature a line-up of speakers, Q&A sessions, and enough mingling time to help you expand your network. Yahoo Mail and Internet Explorer users need not apply.
"I just want someone with a great sense of humour" said everyone, always. Head to The Second City Training Centre's Monday night improv drop-in class from 6-8 and find your funny guy. Casually mention you're heading to nearby Town Crier Pub for a pint and with your new improv skills and you may be able to "Yes, and" him all the way back to your place.
If you pop the tab of a PBR and there isn't an indie rocker there to hear it, did it even happen? Head to Dakota Tavern, Ossington's hub for young music talent, for live music, beer, and a rustic southern atmosphere. Late night not your style? Their bluegrass brunch is delicious.
Urban Lumber Jack
Looking for a full beard and a closet of plaid shirts? There's no need to play mantracker. Head to any of the BATL Grounds locations on the last Wednesday of each month with your wingman. Even if you don't find your man, axe throwing is a good skill for any modern dater to have.
We all know that farmers feed cities, but they can successfully feed our sex drives too. Evergreen Brick Works runs a year round farmers market every Saturday from 9am-1pm. Fill up your reuseable bags and talk 100 mile diet with Toronto's eco-conscious community.
Want a date for the next EDM festival? Head to one of the many music nights at Lower Bathurst's The Hoxton and look for your soulmate grooving to your favourite DJ.
Looking for a letterman jacket to borrow? Meet your match at the Toronto Dodgeball Association rec league. Their summer league registration is still open and it's a great way to meet new people with a similar lifestyle. Before you know it you'll be sharing seasons tickets for the Jays.
Get on your best flower crown and high-waisted Jorts combo and head to Trinity Bellwoods. As the warmer weather (hopefully) starts up, day beers and picnics in Toronto's hippest park is your best bet for meeting a free love companion. If your Frisbee happens to land near a group of eligible shirtless bachelors I have a feeling the rest will take care of itself.
Next Prime Minister
Be it resolved you're going to spend your summer with your own personal Trudeau. Head to the recurring Munk Debates at Roy Thompson Hall, and find the master debater of your dreams.
Want to nab the 6ix's most eligible bachelor? I got you. Head to Forest Hill, work out with his adorable mom, let her talk you up to her son, marry him, and have the time of your life every day forever. If you're reading this, it's not too late.
Let me know about your single's successes and disasters in the comments.
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