Love & Sex Survey: How Vancouverites date and mate

We commissioned a poll to find out how locals feel about, well, other locals

February 11, 2016

By Vancouver Magazine / Photo: Mike Cormack

Vancouver: a city of two competing reputations. There is the hippy-dippy Vancouver, the Pot Capital of Canada, the crown jewel of the Left Coast. And then there is the cold, sterile Vancouver, where cliques and bubbles abound. And while one might imagine that first Vancouver would be a good place to find love (or even just get laid), in that second Vancouver it’s much, err, harder. So which one are we? Being the curious bunch we are here at Vancouver Magazine, we commissioned a poll from Insights West* to find out. The results offer a window into how (and how often) Vancouverites get busy that you won’t find anywhere else. So strip down, dig in, and have some fun with it. Don’t worry—we won’t judge. Click a topic below to find out more.

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But wait, there’s more… 

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*Methodology

Results are based on an online study conducted from December 8 to December 14, 2015, among a representative sample of 582 adults in the Lower Mainland (and a representative sample of 201 adults in the City of Toronto). The data has been statistically weighted according to Canadian census figures for age, gender, and region. The margin of error—which measures sample variability—is +/- 4.1 percentage points for the sample of Lower Mainland residents.

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