I typically meet women at bars but am always interested in chatting with strangers in coffee shops, parks, wherever.

The "explore" tab on Instagram shows me friends of friends and then if you see someone you like, you can like their photo, follow them, start chatting via direct messages and go from there! I'm scared I might see someone I know and I've heard horror stories from friends who were bombarded with aggressive messages. I do have Tinder but I find it's filled with webcam girls. Good looks are nice but you can't have a meaningful conversation with sweet abs or nice boobs.

I try to limit my casual dating to two guys at a time. The whole notion of substituting technology for human interaction — it just doesn't work in my mind. Piera Savage, 33, law school graduate, currently articling My thoughts on the dating scene in Toronto: I want to love it, but find it really frustrating.

With the proliferation of dating apps and websites, today’s singles are increasingly turning to screens for hookups, dates and long-term love.

One swipe can hand you an instant ego boost or the promise of a future meet-up with a cute stranger, but navigating a world of nude texts, fake profiles and “Netflix and chill” can also feel exhausting, demoralizing and never-ending.

Looking to meet a woman who wants to binge-watch Battlestar Galactica and dance to seapunk music? I've been the ultimate single girl for four years but I'm also a romantic who trusts her instincts.

If I don't feel a connection right away, I don't waste my time.

Basically, I'm not really looking, because I do like my alone time.

But do find as I get older and all my friends are getting married that it does get scary thinking I might die alone with a million cats.

Clare Mc Neil, 24, studying for a master's in business Dating in Toronto is great!