About a year ago, Shawna Dirksen launched Wundermeet, a matchmaking company in Edmonton. “We had clients who were getting that first date, online or otherwise, who were just unable to get that second or third date, and wondering what was happening,” Dirksen says. “It’s like a personal trainer, only for dating,” she says.Prices start at 9 for women and 9 for men, while base matchmaking services start at 9.
And, hovering near 36 years in Edmonton and Calgary, the province’s median age is low compared to most cities in Canada.
But there are some strange anomalies to Alberta’s love scene.
Unlike any other province, men outnumber women in Alberta.
In Fort Mc Murray, which the describes as “the manliest city” in Canada, some estimate the population breakdown is 60 per cent male and 40 per cent female.
Unsurprisingly, it’s hard for men there to meet single women, and, due to the fertile market, the yellow pages in Fort Mc Murray are overrun with escort service ads.