WARNING: This is not a list of do's and dont's because every guy is different, and to generalize about what works would be wrong. But I do believe there are guidelines that make a man fall for you, even when he says he's emotionally unavailable or "isn't the relationship type of guy"...
Picture this: You meet this guy. Maybe he has every quality in your list of requirements, or he makes your heart skip a beat every time he walks into a room, or maybe he makes you laugh like you've never laughed before. Whatever the case may be, you want him to be yours. But of course, being the lady that you are, you don't want to make the wrong moves or sound too desperate.
So what do you do?
1. You screenshot every text conversation/Facebook message and send it to your girlfriends asking: What should I answer?
2. you wait 20 minutes between every text message (he needs to think I'm busy).
3. OR there's the third option, the advice your best friend has told you (multiple times) before... Be yourself.
There's an exception to this rule...If being yourself means any of the following:
Acting desperate, showing signs of obsession, stalking, or manipulating your way into his life.
DO NOT DO THIS.
Men work in very simple ways... He is either into you, or really not. You can usually figure it out from the following points:
There's a level of attraction that is needed for a man to fall for you. Now, I am not talking about the stereotypical Barbie doll look (fake boobs and blond hair can only go so far).
I'm talking about real, meaningful attraction. Women who are comfortable in their skin and are confident, attract the men they want. That's because they love themselves first. A man likes a woman who is independent, a woman who doesn't "need" him necessarily, but wants him in her life.
Let things happen naturally.
I stress this point. Don't force things that are not meant to happen. Everything is about timing in life. Too many girls try to take control of the situation too quickly, and then wonder why the guy runs away blaming it on his work schedule or lack of commitment. It's because he felt you pressuring him unconsciously. Just like when you talk about your future kids names when you haven't been on the third date yet, or ask question like: when am I meeting your parents? Don't rush it. As hard as it is, try to restraint yourself from pushing him into a commitment. Go at his flow.
Live your life the same way you did before you met him.
This goes back to my previous point of being independent. Women who have their lives put together ( a career, hobbies, and a good group of friends) don't chase after men. When he comes into your life, you appreciate that he came at the right time, but you don't start dropping your friends and priorities to satisfy him.
Meet his friends- chill with his friends- like his friends.
They are like his brothers to him. He loves them as much as he loves his family, and it is very important for him that they like the girl he is dating. Don't be that girl who gets annoyed when he wants to be around his boys and asks you to hang out with them. As long as he doesn't make it a point every time you see him, seeing his friends and getting to know them is important if you want to keep him around. You might even find out things about him you didn't know before...You know what they say, tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are.
At the end of the day, your imperfections is what will him fall in love with you. Your vulnerability, your kind heart, and all those qualities that everyone else around you loves. Don't hide the truth because you're scared of what he might think or do. Let him see your true colours and he will show you his... In due time, of course.
The survey broke down "achieving one's goals" into two personality types: "doers" and "dreamers." 43% of Quebecers considered "themselves to be equal parts 'dreamers' and 'doers,'" the spokesperson said.
"Quebecers are notably the most likely to consider themselves 'doers' across Canada, nearly 8% more than Ontarians," according to the survey.
And Quebecers have the hustle to back it up, apparently.
The survey results showed "nearly 3 in 4 Quebecers (72%) say they are almost always successful in achieving the goals they set for themselves."
While 85% of Quebecers are guided by their life goals, "many do not feel they have the right plans, supports, mindsets and resources to achieve them."
They are also "also less likely to identify procrastination (27%) and fear of failure (19%) as psychological barriers, compared to 38% and 28% of Ontarians respectively."
"The survey findings revealed that despite a turbulent 15 months, Canadians still have big dreams and goals they want to achieve," Marie-Pierre Leclerc, vice president at belairdirect, said in a press release.
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.
The show is hosted by Afrim Pristine, who Food Network calls "the world's youngest Maître Fromager (Cheese Master)." Throughout the series, Pristine will showcase the cheese profile of cities and countries around the world, as he meets up with "culinary pioneers" of the cheese biz.
Quebec's episode is the fourth in the first season. Pristine tastes modern cheesy classics in Montreal (including poutine) and stops at two generations-old fromageries outside the city before travelling to Quebec City and Charlevoix.
You can expect to see him cross paths with Chuck Hughes of Le Bremner and Michele Forgione of Chez Tousignant. Montrealers know that these guys know their cheese!
Cheese-lovers everywhere can stream Cheese: A Love Story on the Global TV app with a subscription or through STACKTV on Amazon Prime. It premieres on June 9 at 8 p.m.
Then the pandemic hit, ushering in a punishing and turbulent time for the restaurant industry and its workers, so Payette decided to change careers.
Luckily, she had other passions.
"I always did modelling as a side job and for fun," she said. "I love working with photographers, stylists, content creators and artists. They are so inspiring and the model/fashion industry is opening up and becoming more about diversity, different body images, types, and styles."
In February 2020 she launched an OnlyFans page and, today, the 23-year-old is a top earner on the site.
Payette is hardly alone. OnlyFans — a platform where subscribers pay creators a monthly fee to access their content — has exploded in popularity during the pandemic. As of December 2020, the platform was said to have had more than 1 million content creators, up from just 60,000 in 2019.
"People are attracted to this platform for many reasons," she said. "Looking for a community, sharing, companionship or any social interactions that are no longer allowed or possible (due to the pandemic). It’s a modern way of entertaining through which you can build and share your content."
MTL Blog caught up with Payette to ask her what it’s like to be on OnlyFans in the time of COVID-19.
This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.
How did Payette become a top OnlyFans model?
Payette’s profile boasts that she’s within the top 0.29% of content creators on OnlyFans.
"The earnings you make will vary depending on the content you produce [and] the hours and dedication you invest," she said.
She already had around 13,000 followers on Instagram before joining OnlyFans, which was an advantage and helped attract subscribers, she added.
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But body type is not the only determination of a model’s success on OnlyFans, said Payette.
"You’d be surprised about the community’s diversity," she said. "It’s so refreshing and inspiring. Everybody respects and encourages each other, there’s room and place for any type."
To prospective OnlyFans models, she said, "I think the most important advice I could give is to respect yourself by setting your own limits and not the ones society created for women or men, as long as you are creating something you love and you are happy with. Respect yourself, be passionate and confident."
What's drawing people to OnlyFans?
Many people have turned to OnlyFans to support themselves during the pandemic, she said.
"I do think a lot more people, women and men, are using this platform to create but also earn on a monthly basis," she said.
She also figures that people stuck at home have been making and consuming much more adult content than usual.
"I think with the travel ban and all the restrictions, a little dreaming or escape thanks to a platform is something we need right now," she said.
What are the best/worst parts of the job?
Payette said she enjoys her work. "The art and the visual is very exciting for me."
"At the end of the day, I can work from anywhere at any time I please," she said. "This freedom can also be found in the women’s, or men’s, bodies. It’s so liberating to explore and break the gender stereotypes."
The work also has its share of challenges, she said, like the time her account was hacked and held for ransom.
"I once was hacked and was a victim of a blackmail," she said.
"Someone had stolen my accounts, changed all my passwords. It was very frustrating knowing a stranger could access and damage all the hard work I’ve put together."
"At the end of the day, the platform provides you with a good security plan and options, so they assisted and helped me through this tough process."