Going out with a guy for the first time can be a tricky and nerve-wracking experience. Everything counts: the way you look, behave, talk and even smell. It's basically like you're at a job interview, but worse. You'll probably spend way too much time preparing for and thinking about that date. The key is to relax and try not to over-analyze everything - which is obviously much easier said than done though.
If you think preparing for the date is the most stressful part, you're wrong, my friend. The date itself is even more ridiculous. Let's see what goes through a girl's mind while she's out on a date with a new guy.
1. Do I still look good?
She left the house looking fabulous, with her perfect hair and flawless make up. However, you're now halfway through the dinner and she's wondering if anything is stuck in her teeth and how to get that lump of sauce out of her hair without you noticing.
2. Am I making any sense?
As she goes on and on about her job, hobbies and friends drama, she is thinking to herself - WTF am I talking about? Is he going to think I'm weird? Did I say too much? I shouldn't have told him about my EX, dammit. She really wants to make a good impression.
3. What is he looking for?
Please, guys, make yourself clear - are you looking for a relationship or just a random hookup? Keep us informed, it will make our lives so much easier. Otherwise, we'll break our heads trying to over analyze everything you said and did during the date. Like, he told me I looked nice, he is definitely interested in a long-term commitment. Definitely.
4. Do I like him?
As you're telling her another story of how hilarious your friends are, she probably doesn't even hear half the things you're saying because she's thinking to herself - do I actually like him? He seems funny and interesting. He's hot too. I think I like him. Or not. I don't know. Oh, crap, he just asked me something and I have no idea what we were talking about.
5. What should I order?
He told me to pick something from the wine list... Do I ask him in what price range? I can't ask him that! How do I know what's appropriate to order? I'll tell him to order something instead. Are we going to split the bill? Will he get offended if I do the famous "let me get my wallet" move when the bill arrives?
6. What happens after the date?
Is he going to try to kiss me? If he doesn't try to kiss me, does it mean he didn't like me? Should I kiss him first? Will he think I'm a giant slut if I invite him over for a quick drink? Ughhhh...
7. Will he want to see me again?
I wonder if he's going to send me the "I had fun with you, would love to see again" type of message after we're done. I want him to want to see me again. I am going to check my phone every 2 minutes to see if I got a message from him. Brilliant idea! Should I just text him first? I will not text him first.
8. Does he even like me?
It seemed like he liked me a lot. Well, maybe not. He never actually said he liked me... I should stop being so insecure, of course he liked me. Or not. Should I straight up ask him if he liked me? That would be weird.
9. Is he over his EX?
He mentioned his EX a couple of times, maybe he's still in love with her. Oh man, please, let it not be one of those. They broke up over a year ago, why the hell is he still bringing her up? I wonder if she's pretty. I'll stalk her on Facebook and, possibly, Instagram. OMG, her profile is not private, YAAAAS! Dammit, she's hot.
10. Is he my future husband?
Imagine if I end up marrying this guy. What will our kids look like? Why the hell am I thinking about this? We only had ONE date! I'll go watch the Notebook and cry now. OMG he just texted me! Thank you LORD!
More than 2,000 people responded to a Facebook event page, and over 600 people indicated they would be going to the vigil to honour the lives of Salman Afzaal, 46; Madiha Salman, 44; Yumna Afzaal, 15; and Talat Afzaal, 74, as well as to support 9-year-old Fayez Afzaal, who survived the attack.
"On top of all the sorrow and sadness is [...] an anxiety that is hitting the people," Majzoub said, noting that the Muslim community in Canada is worried about the potential for another targeted attack.
Majzoub said Montrealers and political figures alike gathered at the vigil, where attendees were seen praying together and where Muslim-Canadian organizations spoke of what actions should come next to prevent further attacks.
Summer is approaching, and one thing I’m beyond excited about is park days. After a few drinks, some sunshine and a great time spent with my roommates, it’ll feel like any other normal year (kind of).
As someone who's very into the outdoors and living a healthy lifestyle, I’m very conscious of what I’m putting in my body — especially when it comes to alcohol. But at the same time, I do love the idea of a boozy refreshment after a day of activities.
Excited for the summer and knowing it’s going to be full of picnics and lake days, I wanted to find a fresh new drink I can enjoy that’s still relatively low in carbs. I had noticed the ubiquitous alcoholic seltzer, White Claw, popping up all around and it seemed like the time to find out what all the fuss is about.
Right off the bat, I was super impressed with the nutritional information. With 5% ABV, each 355 ml can is made with just one gram of carbs and 100 calories. With no artificial flavours, sweeteners, colours, or preservatives, it checks off all my boxes for a drink you can feel good about.
In order to prepare for a summer full of outdoor adventures, I thought it suitable to try out the different flavours of White Claw carried by my local dépanneur (they're also available in grocery stores and the SAQ).
The variety pack includes cans of Black Cherry, Mango, Natural Lime and Ruby Grapefruit. In addition to this, I bought an extra can each of Raspberry and Watermelon. Here’s what I thought of each flavour.
Immediately after taking my first sip of the Black Cherry, I was transported back to my childhood. The tart and sweet cherry taste reminded me of my favourite gummies that I loved as a kid. If you're new to the hard-seltzer game, this is the flavour I’d recommend you start with.
It has a light black cherry flavour with a carbonated feel. However, White Claw Black Cherry is more distinctive than the others, making it a great easy-drinking option if you're looking to enjoy a couple, perhaps on a rooftop terrasse or balcony.
It seems like everyone's favourite White Claw is Mango. I actually remember people struggling to find this flavour last summer, so I had pretty high expectations.
When it comes to mango-flavoured beverages and candy, I'm personally not a huge fan, but the White Claw Mango hits the spot. It's as smooth as the Ruby Grapefruit with the freshness that I loved in the Natural Lime flavour.
Natural Lime and Black Cherry were my absolute favourites, but I was still impressed with Mango. If I had to have a mango-flavoured beverage, this one would be first on my list.
The packaging is adorable, and the yellow basically screams summer and sunshine. Its fruity flavour makes it the perfect drink to relax with after an active, adventure-type day. I would grab a few White Claw Mangos for a post-yoga picnic or to relax after a game of beach volleyball.
The Ruby Grapefruit flavour is much more bright and citrusy but still tastes like fizzy water. The best thing about White Claw, in my opinion, is how subtle the flavour of each fruit is. It makes it easy to enjoy without feeling too overwhelmed.
This one was smooth, with a light hint of zesty grapefruit. It would be great at the end of a fun hike or during a barbecue at the park.
The White Claw Raspberry didn't come in the variety pack, because (along with White Claw Watermelon) it is a new addition to the lineup. The deep red colour on the can immediately grabbed my attention and I just had to test it out.
In general, I love raspberry-flavoured anything, and this drink only reinforced that trend. I found that it was a brighter flavour than the rest, without being overly sugary, which is something I really enjoyed. I think fans of the Black Cherry can expect to like Raspberry too.
The first thing I noticed about this addition to the White Claw family is the adorable use of colour on the can: pink and green, just like a watermelon. The drink's aesthetic immediately appealed to me before I even cracked it open.
Watermelon on a hot summer day could be one of my favourite things in the world. So naturally, I saved the best for last, and this flavour did not disappoint.
If you're looking for a White Claw with a more distinctive taste, this one would be my recommendation. Super light and refreshing, this drink still carries the recognizable White Claw flavour, while maintaining the freshness needed to keep cool on a warm day.
This drink would go hand-in-hand with a juicy piece of fruit after a long day of outdoor activities, with some music in the background, sunshine and a slight summer breeze.
I'm glad I jumped on the White Claw bandwagon and I'm surprised I hadn't done it sooner. They're now sold at grocery and convenience stores across Quebec, as well as at the SAQ. I've never really been one to love seltzers, but White Claw has completely changed that.
I'm happy I tried out the different options because now I feel like I have a specific flavour in mind for different activities. I'm looking forward to sipping a White Claw Natural Lime on my balcony on a casual Tuesday night, and enjoying a few cans of White Claw Mangos and Black Cherries on the weekend!
White Claw is now available across Quebec at grocery stores, convenience stores and the SAQ. To learn more, check out their website, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Although products were provided for free in this review, the author's opinions are genuine and do not reflect the views of Narcity Media.
Narcity does not condone the overconsumption of alcohol. If you're going to drink alcohol, please do so responsibly and only if you’re of legal age.
Hélène Boudreau, a popular and controversial Quebec social media personality, model and artist, was hospitalized Sunday after she was injured in a dirt bike accident while on a date, according to the influencer’s Facebook account.
“I said I wasn't meeting anyone... but today I decided to go on a date and do some motocross... verdict: I ran into a concrete block and broke my leg,” she stated in a Facebook post Sunday. “What a joy my life is. I'm going into surgery now.”
Boudreau told Narcity that she had been in hospital since Sunday and was being scheduled for surgery to repair a cracked tibia on Monday afternoon.
The accident was painful but she was in good spirits: “First time on a motocross bike, and I ran into a concrete block," she said. "The head of the tibia cracked. I'm having the operation at around 1 p.m. today.”
“No joke, I cried once when they moved my leg, but mostly laughed all day,” she said. “The pain was so intense that my body found it quite funny.”
Known as "the UQAM girl," Boudreau rose to fame after her semi-nude graduation photos ensnared her in a legal spat with the Université du Québec à Montréal for trademark violation, though it was settled out of court.
Following the announcement that Quebec's drive-in theatres would be allowed to reopen, the ultra-popular Ciné-Parc Saint-Eustache has confirmed to MTL Blog that it plans to begin its 2021 season on May 28.
The drive-in, famous for its retro entrance gate and flea market, makes for a perfect summer date spot.