We don't always choose who we fall in love with, to the point that sometimes we find ourselves falling for an older man. Actually, I am currently myself in a relationship with a man 10 years older and can positively say that it has been the best thing that has ever happened to me.
For me, it has never been a taboo subject or out of the ordinary as my parents also share a 12 year age gap. However, most recently, I had a close friend reach out to me for advice. She was set up on a blind date unknowingly with an older man, had an amazing time but wasn't sure to take it further considering the age gap of eight years.
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So, here is what I told her about older men:
1. An older man is more likely to talk about his feelings
Even if they may not open up straight away, they have more of a tendency to take their time to gather their feelings and maturely sit down with you and discuss the matter in hand. Men, in general, tend to have difficulty in communicating their feelings, but older men understand its importance and they take the time to try and discuss things with you.
2. An older man can help you expand on your individuality
Almost to the extent where they help you develop who you are and come out of your shell to find your true identity. They have already been through this period of growing up and finding themselves, and realize the advantages of embracing their true self. Therefore, they are understanding and supportive in helping you find yourself and being sure of who you are.
3. An older man truly appreciates your individual beauty
With age, they have learned to appreciate inner beauty in preference to exterior, and they're capable of looking past your bed hair or imperfections to truly love you for who you are. They have seen and experienced what age does to the body as well as learned to value a long-term beauty over short-term youth.
4. An older man is your rock
They generally have more assurance developed from their experiences and knowing where they are going. Therefore, it is more clear where you are going and their intentions. As they have already lived through a lot, they are ready for you to turn to them when and if you need to.
5. An older man will be stimulated by your youth
When we are young, we tend to be more outgoing, excited, and stimulated by so much more. Just like laughter, this can be contagious and there is no better feeling than feeling young again.
They have lived their youth and freedom and therefore have more of a tendency to want to settle down and meet "the one." Therefore, they won't waste your time as they won't invest their time in something that won't last.
7. An older man is a lot more attentive
They have had more time to understand what a woman likes and how to treat her. Their values have also changed, and they will spend more time showing you how much they care, rather than just saying it, as actions speak louder than words.
8. An older man is more respectful of exes
They may have already loved and lost, been through a divorce, or even have children from a previous relationship meaning they are more respectful and understanding of exes. He will be open to any contact made with them as he would expect you to do the same.
9. Older men are independent
This not only allows you not to lose your independence but also means they are most likely financially independent and value themselves and free time as he would expect you to value yours.
10. Older men have more experience under the sheets
Having lived and learned, they know exactly what buttons to press. What else could you ask for?
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It's almost Valentine's Day and romance is in the air. While your plans this year won't include heading out to your favourite restaurant, you can indulge in a decadent meal right at home with your significant other (or yourself, if you're happily single).
Using Skip, you can order delicious food and enjoy free delivery across Quebec until March 31. In addition to supporting Montreal restaurants with this promo, you can also add a romantic flare by preparing a candlelight dinner with the convenience of food delivery.
To help you celebrate Valentine's Day with Skip, there are tons of great local restaurants right at your fingertips for a special evening with whomever you choose.
Ristorante Da Vinci
Address: 1180, rue Bishop, Montréal, QC
Why You Need To Order: If we're talking decadence, picture Valentine's Day dinner enjoying a meal of linguine with Canadian scallops and lobster, all drizzled in a sumptuous Fra Diavolo sauce. Ristorante Da Vinci also offers a variety of game and seafood dishes, like slow-braised veal cheeks, served with pearl onions, smoked pancetta and red wine sauce, or roasted sea bass with pomegranate and toasted pine nuts.
To make your Valentine's Day even better, they're offering a special three-course menu for two from February 12 to 14 for $124.
Address: 537, rue Sainte-Catherine O., Montréal, QC
Why You Need To Order: Craving a more sophisticated meal to break up the routine? You can get a 20-piece assortment for $24.99 as part of their Luxury Salmon Combo. This romantic dinner will have you and that special someone melting for each other as this fresh, fragrant sushi melts in your mouth.
Sushi lovers can also satisfy the adventurous foodie within by trying the Eel Luxury combo which includes makis, hosomakis and dragon makis all prepared with this unusual fish.
Address: 2176 A, rue Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, QC
Why You Need To Order: Since it's currently the month of romance, it's no surprise that Sam Cha is offering a "Tteokbokki with Love" special for two. For $40, you can get a full Valentine's Day meal featuring deep-fried dumplings, noodles, deep-fried mushrooms, deep-fried yams, deep-fried roasted seaweed rolls, rice balls and eggs.
There are tons of other appetizing dishes to satisfy your appetite, such as Chulpan Odak that has stir-fried chicken, squid and vegetables with spicy sauce, served with vegetarian dolsot bibimbap or stir-fried rice.
Why You Need To Order: Just because it's Valentine's Day, it doesn't mean that your dinner has to be over-the-top fancy. Sometimes it's nice to stick to classics, like hearty bowls and tasty sandwiches. Luckily, Junior carries a mix of both with savoury Filipino twists. Just make sure to pre-order your romantic feast, which you can do online until February 12.
If a sandwich sounds like the right fit for your romantic evening, try the Sandwich Fili Cheesesteak, which has beef strips, caramelized onions, lemon-garlic mayo, crispy green onions, cheese and spring mix on sweet bread. Plus, for this romantic holiday, you can get the Relyenong Meal for $85 and the Kaldreta Pie Meal for $70.
Why You Need To Order: L'Académie is a great option for those that love a serious dose of pasta goodness. For the month of February, they're offering a deal where you can choose any two plates of pasta on the menu for just $32.
This promo includes classics like their Fettuccini Primavera with fresh vegetables, olive oil and garlic, or their Penne Romanoff made with creamy rosé sauce and crushed peppers. For something meatier, there's the Tortellini Rosé stuffed with veal. Nothing says romance like a date night with French and Italian cuisine.
Why You Need To Order: If you and your partner love breakfast but hate getting out of bed to cook, why not buy yourselves some extra time under the covers? Just call it your morning cardio. Since this restaurant's "My Valentine" special runs from February 14 until the end of the month, you can turn the lovers' holiday into a two-week-long celebration.
For $14, this dish includes a fluffy waffle topped with decadent strawberry cream cheese frosting, strawberry sauce, and whipped cream. Looking to be even more extra? Wash that all down with a velvety milkshake.
Every couple knows the struggle of finding a new restaurant that fits their anniversary vibes, especially when it comes down to last minute plans. We all usually end up just going to the closest restaurant we can find or your couples "go to". But, that's going to stop right here because this is the ultimate bucket list of all the restaurants couples need to try for those an anniversary!
There is definitely something on this list for every type of couple and for every type of occasion whether it be a year or ten! Some are more pricey than others but I am positive that you will find the perfect one for your next date night!
Why you should go: If you love some awesome burgers and some even more delicious and larger than life drinks, I suggest checking out Deville! They have these amazing fish bowl drinks, doughnut balls, salads, burgers, and much more to make your mouths water! I just went there last week to celebrate my 4 year anniversary and it was absolutly amazing.
Why you should go: Big in Japan will legit make you feel like you are on top of the world. Not only is their food amazing, but their ambiance is A1! They have beautiful decor and I swear you will have a blast.
Why you should go: For a great anniversary dinner, I suggest checking out Kampai! Their Japanese garden beer paired with superb dishes will blow your mind! It's a great place for a dinner date and also a night out with drinks since it turns into a hip bar/club after dinner service to make your anniversary 514% better!
Why you should go: They are a upscale restaurant that has a daily buffet breakfast, a Sunday brunch, Happy Hour, a bar, and of course Afternoon tea from Monday to Saturday: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Why you should go: This awesome restaurant serves Pan-Asian cuisine, which is cuisines from all over Asia, not just one area. Some of their best dishes include peanut butter dumplings, general tao, pad thai, chicken mayo, fried rice, Cantonese noodles and so much more!
Why you should go: For some delicious white wine and some fabulous food as you eat under the lights, I recommend looking into Jatoba. Jatoba is a gorgeous garden terrasse where you can enjoy inspired classic Japanese and Chinese dishes made by their chef, Olivier Vigneault.
Why you should go: They serve all kinds of amazing Asian dishes but their specialties are their giant udon noodle bowls, their Donburi and their classic Asian desserts like mochi, green tea ice cream, and green tea tiramisu!
Why you should go: For a date that involves fresh fabulous food and a show, I suggest taking her to Toyo! They specialize in Teppanyaki cuisine where they put on a show while making your food. This is a great way to laugh and remain entertained while on a date. Not only do the chefs put on a show, but the chefs are also super interactive with your table! For a full meal including absolutely everything, it only costs between 20-40$ to have dinner and show.
Why you should go: HVOR is one of Montreal’s best-rated restaurants! Not only is the food amazing, but it is stunning and it is the perfect location for "the one" to enjoy some gourmet food. The ambience is very modern and classy so it’s a great location to make the final move in your relationship.
Why you should go: If you love that vintage but modern feel to a restaurant, then Le Richmond is the place to be! They specialize in northern Italian dining that will have your heart melting on your anniversary.
Why you should go: Joe Beef is known to be one of Montreal’s culinary gems! This is perfect for a cute anniversary since the atmosphere is super chill while the dishes are out of this world! So, you don't have to eat fancy to dine as a king and queen!
Down below is a list that composes of great activities you can do this weekend from Thursday, September 14th until Sunday, September 17th! It's officially September and everyone has sadly started school by now! So, to make up for school starting lets enjoy the festivities in Montreal that are coming to an end this summer 2017.
Let's start to celebrate September by enjoying all the insane things you can do this weekend especially since we are going to have BEAUTIFUL weather ALL WEEK! On the plus side, most activities are even free this week!
If you love dancing and seeing shows, then be sure to go to one of the Quartiers Danses performances in Montreal September 7th through September 17th, 2017. There will be a variety of showings that feature performances by local, national and international artists.
Bellesa X Alice Kass will be having an insanely sexy pop up shop this weekend that you won't want to miss! Both companies and releasing new sexy products and there will even be champagne, cupcakes, and other surprises!
Pizza is life and this weekend you can celebrate pizza in MTL! There's going to be some insane pizzas available at the participating restaurants that you definitely have to try. The Pizza Fest website just released their official list of all the pizzerias including pictures and some descriptions of what these pizzas are going to be made with!
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The ever so popularArthurs Nosh Bar has delivered and is changing Montreal FOREVER! Arthurs Nosh Bar is a classic and popular brunch destination in Montreal that specializes in their insane variety of breakfast dishes . However, what you may not have known is that they also make Frosé!
Montreal's Museums sure do host some pretty cool themed events, but none of them compare to Montreal Musée d'art Contemporain that transforms into an "overnight bar"! There are DJs, drinks, food, and of course fabulous art!
The 12th Montreal edition of World Press Photo, the most prestigious annual press photography contest, will present the 135 prize-winning images of its 2016 edition as well as complementary exhibitions and activities at Bonsecours Market in Old Montreal. The exhibition is presented daily, from August 30 to October 1st, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and until midnight on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Village au Pied-du-Courant is an amazing place to be this Saturday! They have been open all summer long and are sadly coming to an end this week until next year. They have DJs, drinks, and great views of they city making it a fun and fabulous celebration.
When: September 16th
Where: Face au fleuve et au pied du pont Jacques-Cartier
Want to see some completely different yet sexy art? Then I suggest heading to S.E.XPOSITION X art érotique where you can see new and erotic art. They have various activities that include body-paint and much more.
The Plantzy team is happy to offer you a great selection of tropical plants, cactus and succulents and even some original pots! The sale will be on Friday September 15th from 3PM to 8PM and Saturday September 16th from 10AM to 5PM in the Mile End.
Oreo's are a classic dessert with a creamy filled sandwiched between two crunchy chocolate cookies! You literally can't go wrong when it comes to Oreos. But when you deep frythem like Table 51, it takes them to an entirely new level that will literally make you fall in love with your dessert.
Aire Commune is a gathering of creative minds that get the opportunity to collaborate together while enjoying a nice glace of beer. This event has been around all summer and trust me, it is a great atmosphere to be in!
The Dragon Boat Québec Cup is the third and final stage of the Triple Crown. The teams will compete at the Parc Jean-Drapeau's Olympic Basin in races of 200 m, 500 m and 2000 m and you can watch it all this weekend for free!
The Pop-Up Shop Végane is a monthly flea market in Montreal that offers natural, fair and vegan products as well as a program of spiritual activities, all in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. Exhibitors of all kinds will be present and will offer you samples and the possibility of obtaining their products (clothing, cosmetics, food, skin products, pet food, etc.)
It's called Maneki Comptoir Asiat' and it's located at 3121 Rue Hochelaga in Montreal's Hochelaga area! It's not completely new, since they opened up at the end of last summer but there's definitely tons of people that still need to discover this amazing spot!
We Montrealer's make for great boyfriends and girlfriends, but we make for even BETTER husbands and wives. Marrying a Montreal is probably the best choice you'll ever make because they will introduce you to so many new things! So, let's see ALL the reasons why your next love bug should be from MTL.
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