Our annual survey of the city’s singles scene.
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WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN A DATE?
That’s the question we posed to the group of singles we sweet-talked into starring in The Grid’s annual Dating Diaries issue about playing the field. Judging from our weekly chronicles, a perfect (or even half-decent) date is hard to come by. In the past year, we’ve published 51 diaries and been astonished by the number of questions readers have about how the stories come together. So we took those FAQs to Kate Carraway, who compiles the tales.
HEY CUTIE, WHAT’S YOUR MOVE?
We rounded up 49 of Toronto’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes to find out they would mount their charm offensive.
VIDEO: BEHIND THE SCENES OF OUR DATING DIARIES ISSUE PHOTO SHOOT
Our photo subjects explain why they’d make a great Valentine’s Day dates.
WE HOOK YOU UP
We recruited 14 Toronto singles and asked them to close their eyes, cross their fingers,
and let The Grid set them up on a blind date. Here’s how it all went down.
Jamie and Jessica go to dinner
Jamie is a 27-year-old financial analyst who lives in King West. Jessica is a 28-year-old journalist who lives at Dundas and Ossington.
James and Ginny go for lunch
James is a 24-year-old grad student. Ginny is a 23-year-old political staffer.
Paul and Mike go skating
Paul is a 26-year-old columnist at The Grid who lives in Parkdale. Mike is a 21-year-old makeup artist who lives at Yonge and Dundas.
Simon and Jenny see comedy
Simon is a 34-year-old lawyer who lives in King West. Jenny is a 30-year-old online editor who lives in the Junction.
Phil and Monique take a dance class
Phil is a 27-year-old entrepreneur who lives at Yonge and Bloor. Monique is a 27-year-old hairstylist who lives at Yonge and Dundas.
Michael and Missa play ping-pong
Michael is a 29-year-old manager of event marketing. Missa is a 27-year-old nurse who is training for a half-marathon.
Andrew and Laura get a mani-pedi
Andrew is a 26-year-old banker who lives in Deer Park. Laura is a 31-year-old HR professional who lives in Little Portugal.
THE DATING DIARIES AWARDS
True love! Creepy come-ons! Brutal kiss-offs! A look back at the highlights and lowlights from the past year of The Grid‘s Dating Diaries.
TWITTER DATING DIARIES
Our Dating Diaries are usually 400 words long, but it’s incredible what you can learn in 140 characters. Here, tales from the T.O. Twitterverse.
Local experts offer their courtship tips.