Online dating in Nunavut also allows users to get one step away from the vicious gossip cycles that plague most small communities.As many Nunavummiut are testing the waters with online dating, the vast majority of us aren’t.You can literally cater your tastes to whatever it is you’re looking for.
I had always been apprehensive of online dating, especially in the North, not only because of the fresh shame of disclosing to the world that I was single and looking, but because of who I would be admitting that to. You know their stories, their history, their families, and likely have personal experiences with them already. Within minutes of activating Tinder, my fears were confirmed. After about eight profiles, my foray into Tinder ended.
And lets not even mention the chance of actually getting matched with your sister, cousin, aunt, or teacher - something I didn’t really have to worry about, but I imagine can and does happen to other Nunavummiut online.
While there are some obvious disadvantages to relying on the Internet for emotional or physical connections, there are some interesting advantages, especially in Nunavut.
And, there is an unspoken understanding that what happens online, stays online, so, if (when) you do see someone you know on a dating site, it may be an opportunity to approach him or her in a way you couldn’t before.
If my experience with online dating in Nunavut has taught me anything, it's that finding romance is universally complicated, but wholeheartedly worth it once you find that someone who could be the tinder for your fire.With great puns like Ryan Oliver used on that last sentence, he is confused as to why his attempts to find a Match (dot com) online in Nunavut have been largely unsuccessful.