Kelowna among top cities for monogamy

Survey says ... Kelowna residents love a little monogamy

  • Jan. 10, 2017 4:00 p.m.
Looking for monogamy? The search is over.

Looking for monogamy? The search is over.

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Has the romantic run around given you the desire for something stable? It looks like Kelowna is where you may find it.

According to a survey that analyzed anonymous user data from 20,000 EliteSingles members, Kelowna was ranked No. 10 for cities where the most monogamous people can be found.

“The study demonstrates that there are actually still plenty of people out there who do value monogamy and want to build a lasting and loving relationship,” said EliteSingles’ in-house psychologist, Salama Marine.

Salama goes on to say that, if you value monogamy, you shouldn’t be afraid to talk about it to your love interest .

‘’The biggest sign of romantic incompatibility is if you and the person you’re seeing have different expectations from the relationship,” said Salama.

“It is therefore important to ask yourself whether you’re looking for something serious or casual, and to find out if your partner wants the same things. And, to avoid getting hurt, it’s best to have this conversation early on.’’

Participants in the study were asked to rank the extent to which they agreed with the sentiment ‘I believe that monogamy is essential in a relationship’; placing themselves on a scale of 1 (do not agree at all) to 7 (agree completely). As it turns out, Canadians are strongly in favour of monogamy: the average result for women was 6.3, while men average 5.7.

As well as determining the averages overall, the study looked at answers geographically, determining an average result for each location and thus revealing the ten cities in Canada that are home to the most monogamous people overall, as well as the cities that are home to Canada’s most monogamous men and most monogamous women:

The top 10 cities in which to find Canada’s most monogamous people:

1. Aurora, ON

2. Whitehorse, YT

3. Port Moody, BC

4. Spruce Grove, AB

5. Burlington, ON

6. Airdrie, AB

7. Langley, BC

8. Okotoks, AB

9. Maple Ridge, BC

10. Kelowna, BC

As well as looking at the data geographically, the study broke the data down by gender, revealing the cities where commitment-minded singles can find Canada’s most monogamous men and women:

The top 10 cities in which to find Canada’s most monogamous men:

1. Port Moody, BC

2. Whitehorse, YT

3. Aurora, ON

4. Chilliwack, BC

5. Spruce Grove, AB

6. Maple Ridge, BC

7. Burlington, ON

8. Prince Albert, SK

9. St Albert, AB

10. Vaughan, ON

The top 10 cities in which to find Canada’s most monogamous women:

1. Stratford, ON

2. Airdrie, AB

3. Woodstock, ON

4. Aurora, ON

5. Langley, BC

6. Okotoks, AB

7. Whitehorse, YT

8. Burlington, ON

9. Spruce Grove, AB

10. Richmond, BC

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