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75 percent of Canadians believe in soulmates

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75 percent of Canadians believe in soulmates

To celebrate our nation's birthday, we're focusing on all things Canadian -- specifically, Canadians and romance. love_canada The leading online dating website Match.com recently looked at the way Canadians love and it turns out we’re a romantic bunch. Surprised? You shouldn't be. A nationally representative survey * of Canadian singles reveals that 50 percent of single Canucks believe in love at first sight and 71 percent have experienced it first-hand. A whopping 75 percent of single Canadians also believe in soul mates! The survey went on to break down the romantic habits of Canadians from coast to coast. Can you guess which one relies heavily on first impressions? Check out the data, below. British Columbia: The Multitasker Singles in BC appreciate variety. One in ten (11%) date two to three people at one time. It’s no wonder that BC singles are skilled at scheduling. In fact, 20 percent admitted to going on two dates in one day! Alberta: The Chivalrous Albertans opt for the traditional. 43 percent believe the man should pay on a first date, regardless of who initiated the outing. Those who score a date with an Albertan should prepare to be spoiled. A quarter (26%) spend $80+ on a first date. Saskatchewan: The Foodie Singles in Saskatchewan love food and 45 percent consider themselves foodies. These singles don’t let anything come between them and a good meal and this rings true on a date. Their biggest date deal breaker is being rude to wait staff, which irks 70 percent of them even more than poor hygiene! Manitoba: The Music Lover For Manitobans, music truly sets the mood for love. More than half (53%) had a special song with their significant other and 41 percent of those were country songs. They turn on their tunes even when things get intimate – 55 percent listen to music during sex. Ontario: The Planner Going on a date with an Ontarian? It’ll probably be well thought out. Most (65%) Ontario singles call themselves planners. Don’t be surprised if the date is tailored to your interests. More than half (52%) admit to researching their date online ahead of time. Quebec: The Abrupt First Date You better make a good first impression with a Quebecer. 43 percent of Quebec singles know within the first 15 minutes if the date isn’t going well. Chances are their date will soon know it’s not going well too. Nearly one third (31%) have made up a fake emergency to leave a date early. Newfoundland: The Family Person Newfoundlanders share their dating lives with the ones they love. 27 percent discuss their dating life with their family and 54 percent talk dating with their friends. Sometimes it even leaks into the date. One third (33%) have a friend or relative check in while on the first date. New Brunswick: The Former Friend For New Brunswick singles, love takes time to grow and it’s often among friends! Sixty three percent have dated a friend. While 62 percent have fallen in love with someone they weren’t initially attracted to, 41 percent changed their minds because they became good friends. Nova Scotia: The Flirt Prepare to blush around a Nova Scotian. Most folks (64%) from the Maritime province love to flirt and 73 percent know when someone is flirting with them. When asked why they flirt, 43 percent said it’s because they’re naturally flirty! PEI: The Lip Locker The smallest province may produce the biggest kissers! Singles in PEI are an affectionate bunch with 83 percent saying that kissing is important in a relationship. About to lock lips with an Islander? Keep in mind that 50 percent say their favourite is a French kiss with tongue. So, does your province accurately represent your romantic habits? Tell us in the comments section, below. *National online survey of 1,184 Canadian singles, conducted September 13 – 17, 2013 (courtesy of Match.com) Image courtesy camdiluv/FlickrCC
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