Truth be told, Toronto’s dating scene is just like Degrassi -- sex isn’t a big deal, love triangles happen, and Jimmy Brooks is everyone’s personal hero. It can be a bit intimidating, especially if you’d rather not be someone that gets into fights at the Cheesecake Factory, but luckily, the city is a hub for adventurous types looking for love. To help out your game, here are a few general guidelines to take heed of when courting someone from the Six.
Casual dating is a huge thing
Torontonians aren’t shallow or tough to crack; we’re just way more interested in the idea of being committed to a slice of pizza than an actual person because, let's be real, no one breaks up with pizza. We struggle with titles, we’re anti-PDA, and to us, an eight-month relationship that involves moving in together, a joint puppy, and a romantic trip to Marseille is just "hanging out." It’s a major flaw but it’s why we prefer the liberties of an open relationship, even if the pitfalls are a direct replica of the last five seasons of ABC’s The Bachelorette.
... Yet breaking up is always hard
Being non-committal should lead to a mature and squeaky clean breakup, right? Nope. Our undefined relationships are a catalyst for heartbreaking conclusions. Don't be surprised when you get a "Who's this?" from your ex you just texted because you got lonely. Being scrubbed from phones, social media, etc., is a petty move on our part but so is "It’s not you, it’s me."