I was talking to my girlfriends the other day and we realized something really hilarious. A lot of Montreal men try and look richer than they actually are. It's a very common recurrence. Why are they doing it, you ask? I guess it helps them boost their own confidence and seem more important.
What most men don't realize is - you don't need money to get the girl of your dreams. In order to capture ANY girl in the world you need three things: wit, a good sense of humour and an unmeasured level of self-confidence. Money is not part of the equation. Hunt and purchase are two very different concepts.
So here are some things Montreal men do in order to look rich in the eyes of their potential dates.
1. Brings you to a ridiculously overpriced first date
If he takes you to Maison Boulud for your first date, he obviously really wants to impress you. Unless he's from a rich family, has an outstanding job or is a drug dealer, there is no other way an average guy can afford to bring women to fancy restaurants on first dates.
2. Rents fancy cars specifically for Grand Prix
I have a friend who works at a luxury car rental service in Montreal. She told me that, very often, men rent Ferraris and Lamborghinis to impress their dates and take photos for their Facebook profiles during Grand Prix. Basically, if he picks you up in a Ferrari and then his car miraculously disappears on the next date... well, you know what that means.
3. Posts absurd photos on social media
Ohhh, the classic wrist watch and steering wheel close up. Or even worse, photos of him holding stacks of cash. Pablo Escobar was making around $420 million every week and he never took photos of his material possessions...
4. Name drops
You're on your first date and he casually tells you about that night he chilled with "his homie P.K. Subban" or "his good friend who owns Bell Centre". He's clearly trying really hard to make himself look important.
5. Brags about material things
If he tells you how expensive his belt is or his shoes are, there is a problem. Things like, "I like to shop at Holt Renfrew", should alarm you. Especially if it's your first date and you didn't even ask him where he likes to shop.
6. Posts "boss life" related quotes and/or photos
If you spot him post "inspirational" quotes on his wall such as, "If you woke up broke, then you had no business going to sleep", he's a doofus and he's probably broke.
7. Tells you that he's going to be a millionaire in X amount of years
This is a very common thing guys like to say on a first date. Don't get me wrong, he might very well come up with a crazy Montreal app and become a millionaire one day. However, there is no valid reason for him to declare such things on a first date other than making himself look more important than he actually is. Insecurities much?
8. Acts overly snobby
If a guy refuses to grab a bite at $2 chow mein because it's not fancy enough for him or puts other people down because they don't "dress well", it's obviously a problem. He's putting other things/people down in order to seem more significant than them.
9. Promises to bring you on vacation and get you gifts on the very first date
If he asks you, "Have you ever been to Tiffany's on Sherbrooke? I want to get you something nice from there. You like Tiffany?" RUN! He's trying to buy you. In addition, there are very good chances he's not actually planning to buy you anything LOL.
10. Casually talks about being a big baller
If he tells you about that "crazy time he went to Toronto with his buddies and spent 10 G's in one weekend"... Are you impressed yet? He really wants you to be.
11. Takes you to a Habs game in the red section for your first date
He REALLY wants to impress you, girl.