Written by Gemma Cocomello on 25.08.15

For many people, love is in the air, while for others, it stinks! It’s not always easy to find the perfect match. We’ve all met Mrs. Boring, Mr. Douchebag, Mrs. Who’s That Girl You’re Talking To?!, and Mr. I’m Not Ready For a Relationship. Let’s face it, dating is exhausting! Our lives are busy enough and dating is like a workout, except without the guarantee of tight abs afterwards. Whether you’re over the clubbing scene, not into the virtual world of online courtin,g or about to get carpal tunnel syndrome from constant swiping on Tinder, here are some dating alternatives that can actually be fun. So if you’re waiting for Cupid’s arrow to strike and wish to avoid another sympathy fix-up, check out these Montreal-based dating options.

Cook and Date

If the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, then Cook and Date is for you! Cook and Date organizes classes and cooking events for singles to not only learn how to prepare delicious food, but have a fun mingling experience as well. The name says it all! It’s free to sign up and you’ll get notifications for upcoming events. Event locations vary; venues have includes Sapori Di Napoli, Salumi Vino, and the Leonardo Da Vinci Center. Cook and Date has even welcomed celebrity chefs like Chuck Hughes at their events! The scents of good food and love will enlighten your senses.

Visit their website or call (514) 664-5991 and start cooking!

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Mtl à Rabais After Work

Shopping around for nothing but the best also applies to dating! MTL à Rabais is an online deal hunting experience that also offers great soirées. You can plan a night out while at the same time get some sweet dealsMTL à Rabais regularly organizes after work events at some of Montreal’s premier bars and restaurants. Free to sign up, the after-work events cost $5 per person and include drinks (usually 1 or 2), hors d’oeuvres, and a DJ to really add to the ambiance. What better way end a long day of work than with cocktails, mini bites, and the company of like-minded professionals? Events also include chances to win gift certificates from reputable sponsors. You can win a great prize and an even greater companion in a few short hours! Start shopping around here.

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Dashing Date

One of Canada’s top speed dating and singles event company, Dashing Date promises to have a dashingly fun night out. Events include speed-dating, date-working, and their newest service: vis-à-vis. Vis-à-vis caters to Montreal professionals and is a one-on-one brunch, happy hour, or lunch date set up by a personal matchmaker. Dashing Date is also free to sign up and you’ll receive invites to events. Dashing Date scans and approves all who register to make sure only the best candidates attend their events. Visit their website and Facebook page and get ready to dash to their next event!

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Having trouble meeting someone who shares the same passions as you? Meetup.com can help you with that. You can find and create your own meet-up to cater to your age group, interests, and location. Free to sign up, the hardest decision you’ll have to make is which meet-up group to join! Events include dance, entertainment, and outdoor activities, to name a few. It’s a great way to make new friends, potential matches, and enjoy your favourite activities. After all, those who play together stay together! Click here to start meeting new people.

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Let someone else do the work for you! Intermezzo is a premier Montreal-based matchmaking service that’s been helping professionals find their perfect match since 1996. They’re made up of an expert team who believe that the relationship between matchmaker and member is built on strong communication. Intermezzo matchmakers provide members with valuable feedback, relationship expertise, advice, and coaching. Meet with a relationship expert and see if Intermezzo is the right fit for you. Matchmakers may be expensive but then again so is therapy and hundreds of bad dates!

1280 Bernard Ave, Suite 200, Outremont, H2V 1V9
(514) 312-7150

Intermezzo Montreal

Featured cover photo credit: Instagram user @parrismartinn.

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