You know that feeling of excitement when you meet someone new that you finally actually like. Priceless, right? Butterflies in your stomach, feeling optimistic about the future and checking your phone every two minutes to see if you got a text message from your new bae... Sounds familiar? Of course it does, we've all been there. Not so fast, though. You might be living in a fantasy land and your new bae might not be as excited about your relationship as you are. So here are 10 signs that will make you realize that you're not actually dating. It's all in your head... Sorry.
1. They take a really long time to text back
When someone is legitimately into you, texting back shouldn't be an issue. If it takes them over three hours to reply to a "Good morning!" text, there's a problem. Sure, they might be busy. But, seriously, it takes two seconds to send a text message. Unless you're dating the prime minister of Canada, they should be able to text you back promptly.
2. You hang out about once a week at most
If you see your crush once a week or less - you're not dating. It's called hooking up. Dating is when two people can't wait to be with each other and actually want to spend time together.
3. They're always busy
No matter how busy someone is, if they like you, they should be able to find time for you. When there's a will, there's a way. If they're rejecting all of your attempts to meet up by saying "Sorry, I'm really busy", you're not dating. If you were dating, it would sound something like, "I'm so busy at work, but I'll find some time to see you."
4. They talk to you about people they've hooked up with
Things like, "I've hooked up with this really hot chick, you might know her" or "I still miss my ex sometimes" are clear indications of your status. They're not dating you.
5. You met them less than a week ago
If you've known them for less than a week, you're definitely not dating, you psycho.
6. Sometimes you don't hear from them for days
That's a major red flag. If they just disappear from your life for days or weeks and then reappear out of nowhere - you're not dating. Chances are, you're their plan B, in case all other baes reject them.
7. They don't introduce you to their friends
If you haven't met their friends, you're not dating. At least not yet. They're obviously not trusting you or not comfortable enough around you to introduce you to their circle of friends.
8. They act very cold in public
No PDA? Not even a little bit? You're not dating. If they're cold as ice with you on public, they obviously want to seem available to other potential baes out there.
9. You never hang out during the day
If you only hang out at night, that's a very good indication that you're not dating. You're just hooking up. When people are dating, they do brunches and day activities.
10. They're married
No matter what they tell you, if they're married, you're definitely not dating. You shouldn't even be hooking up with married people, fyi.
In Montreal, summer means more than just fun in the sun. It's a season that brings people together — something many Montrealers have been missing over the past year.
There's no doubt summer 2021 is particularly special. With restrictions easing for the first time in months, the spirit of celebration is in the air, and people are ready to make this season one for the history books.
Is there any better way to kick off summer in this city than with Saint-Jean-Baptiste? As a celebration of Quebec's heritage and history, it’s one of the province's favourite holidays and with good reason. From bonfires and barbecues to fireworks and fêtes, St-Jean is when Montreal truly comes alive.
This summer, Pepsi® may even help you to seriously upgrade your plans. The Drink Pepsi Get Summer Stuff contest is giving Canadians the chance to win thousands of prizes like bicycles, paddleboards, barbecue grills, merch and more, including a weekly chance to win $10,000.
Whenever you grab a Pepsi cola this summer, submit the unique codes found on specially marked Pepsi products at www.pepsistuff.ca for your chance to win! Make this June 24 one to remember with one of these seven outdoor ideas.
Why You Need To Do It: No St-Jean would be complete without a feast to match the fête, so fire up the grill and get cooking.
With COVID-19 gathering restrictions shifting in Montreal, you might be able to even kick it up a notch and have a backyard potluck — while following all pertinent COVID-19 safety guidelines, of course. Include some fave Quebec cuisine, like the famed poutine, to really go all-in on the holiday.
Why You Need To Do It: Whip out your picnic basket and fill it up with your fave food and drinks for an idyllic — and free — way to celebrate the holiday. You could even pack a Pepsi for each of your friends and submit those unique codes for a chance to win some sweet summer stuff.
Montrealers are spoiled for choice when it comes to parks. From Mont-Royal to La Fontaine, Jarry, Angrignon and more, the only hard part is deciding where to meet up.
Why You Need To Do It: Band together with your roomies or friends to host a pandemic-friendly celebration in your backyard. Organize food, drinks, games, a playlist, and don't forget to decorate with all things white and blue to commemorate St-Jean.
The best part about this one is that you'll never have to go looking for a bathroom.
Why You Need To Do It: With Montreal terrasses open, soaking up the sun while sipping margs, mimosas or an alcoholic-free beverage is a splendid option for a summer afternoon. And on St-Jean, there's no better way to catch up with friends and celebrate all at once.
Why You Need To Do It: Since St-Jean honours Quebec's heritage, it's also a chance to embrace some local history too.
Place Vauquelin Fountain and Dorchester Square are a few of Montreal's fascinating historical sites that you can check out. Plus, with few visitors in the city right now, it's a great time to play tourist in your own town.
Why You Need To Do It: During peak summer, especially on a day like St-Jean, escaping to an oasis in the heart of the city can be exactly what's called for. Thankfully, Montreal is home to many outdoor pools, some of which are free and others that require a small fee.
With the Drink Pepsi Get Summer Stuff contest you can make the day one you'll never forget. With a chance to win a weekly Grand Prize of $10,000 and thousands of instant prizes like barbecue grills, bicycles, paddleboards, shirts and more epic summer gear, there may be no better time to sip a Pepsi.
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Teleport is a new video speed-dating platform where you get set up with five people that you share similarities with and get to go on five dates in 30 minutes.
Afterwards, you're able to continue messaging the people you met during the dates if you both chose the option to keep talking to one another.
It is designed for people of all sexual orientations.
To get paired up, you get yourself a "ticket" for different events that pique your interest, such as one called "Outdoor Adventure anyone?" then you will get to meet people who also signed up for the same event when it begins.
Teleport will officially launch in Montreal on June 17 at 8 p.m. and you'll be able to start signing up for events that evening, which will allow you to go on dates with people of similar interests.
"Starting June 17th, we will have weekly events on Thursdays, 8 pm where people are smartly paired," Teleport told MTL Blog.
Why do the creators think Teleport is necessary in today's world?
The creators of Teleport, Chad Goodman, Tyler Greenberg and Michael Ding have been working on the app for two years now. "We completely evolved the way you meet new people," the creators told MTL Blog.
"The future of social is live, in the moment, and as exciting as the real world. We believe that the best encounters are face-to-face. When you can see their smile, hear their voice, and feel their energy."
"Swiping right will never replace that magic. But, swiping and texting have replaced real connections. The very apps that seek to bring us together are what are making us feel so alone."
They concluded by saying, "Dating should be exciting, in the moment, and face-to-face, not a mindless game, swiping on fake profiles. Teleport is inspired by the real world, and we believe that it’s the first real dating app.”
Once Teleport launches on June 17, you'll be able to go to either the website or the app, which you can find under "Teleport Dating: Video Events" on the Apple App Store, and start building your profile.
When creating your Teleport profile, you'll be asked different questions like your star sign, how often you exercise, "do you enjoy drinking?" and more to help the team at Teleport get to know you better.
You can also write a bio about yourself and add various photos.
Once your profile is all set up, you can take a look at the events happening for Montreal and see which ones you'd be interested in video chatting people at!
The production wouldn't confirm which celebs were in town, but based on social media stalking, Jennifer Robertson headed home — leaving Montreal — on April 26.
Jennifer Coolidge posted a photo on April 10 with what appears to be an Air Transat plane in the background. However, we weren't able to confirm whether the photo is of her quarantine hotel room or whether she's currently in the city.
IMDb summarizes the plot like this: "Desperate to avoid his family's judgment about his perpetual single status, Peter convinces his best friend Nick to join him for the holidays and pretend that they're now in a relationship."
The film is expected to be released this year — likely around the holiday season.
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The MBM, used by the federal government to "[develop] thresholds of poverty based upon the cost of a basket of food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and other items."
IRIS estimated that as of 2021, in order for a single person to "live with dignity," they must be able to count on an income of $24,433 in Saguenay; $24,614 in Trois-Rivières; $25,202 in Sherbrooke; $27,871 in Quebec City; $28,139 in Gatineau; and $32,607 in Sept-Îles.
The report also broke down costs comparable to the MBM for every expense included in living in Montreal, calculating $9,720 for rent every year, amounting to $810 monthly.