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Online Dating: Vancouver Women Are Canada's Pickiest, Says Survey

Vancouver may be the toughest place in Canada to meet a woman online.

So says a survey by which found that Vancouver women were least likely to respond to men's online messages and flirting, Vancity Buzz reported on Monday.

Montreal and Ottawa came second and third in the survey by the New York-based dating site, while women from Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto emerged as the least picky.

The site came to its conclusions after looking at over 40,000 interactions between heterosexual men and women. It also ranked the country's pickiest men, saying that Winnipeggers were least responsive and Torontonians most responsive to women's online approaches, reported.

Paddi Rice, president and owner of Vancouver-based Executive Search Dating, told Global News that Vancouver has more people dating online than anywhere in the world because Plenty of Fish, one of the Internet's top dating sites, is based in the city.

"With a bigger pool, your odds of meeting a quality person are less, so screening is essential," he said.

Global also commissioned a Facebook poll Monday asking followers whether they agreed that Vancouver women were Canada's most picky.

Shannon Holt drew 24 likes when she wrote Vancouver women may be the most picky, but "some aren't picky enough!"

While 22 users agreed with Stuart Middleton when he wrote men may need to work harder today, "but that just means the one they find to enjoy life with was worth the wait."

Check out what Twitter users had to say about Vancouver women being named Canada's pickiest daters:

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