If you're a single lady like myself and are looking for love to keep you alive through the cold temperatures ahead of us, look no further. Your boyfriend is actually right in front of you. Open your eyes, and you shall see the most perfect life partner for this fall and, if you really like each other, it might even last through winter - Netflix and Wine. Whether you opt for a glass of wine or a whole bottle, it doesn't matter, they're both excellent choices. Here are 10 reasons why 'Netflix and Wine' is better than an actual human boyfriend.
1. You get two things instead of one
Instead of having just one boyfriend, you get two things - Netflix AND Wine. That's a sweet deal, think about it.
2. They know exactly what kind of movies you like
After you're done watching a movie together, they recommend a bunch of other movies that you might like! They know you so well... that's real love. In addition, you can watch ANY movie you like.
3. They won't judge your eating habits
You can have a whole pizza to yourself, they will be totally cool with it. Red velvet cupcakes for dessert? They support your choices 100%.
4. They will make you feel confident and sexy
A glass of wine (or more) will make you feel confident, sexy and ready to take over the world. Can a man do that? I seriously doubt that.
5. Any movie you watch together will be awesome
Have you ever watched movies on wine? You can literally watch the worst movie of life and it will still be entertaining. You can finally watch that movie your girlfriends have been telling you to watch forever and actually like it!
6. Life will seem more exciting with them in it
No matter how bad your day may be, 'Netflix and Wine' will take it from 0 to 100 real quick. You'll have something to look forward to and be excited about every day!
7. A foursome will actually be a good idea
Nothing wrong with getting down and dirty with Netflix, wine and bed! Best foursome ever. You'll want to do it again and again.
8. You don't have to look pretty for them
They love you unconditionally and seriously don't care what you look like. Love is not superficial. 'Netflix and Wine' love you for who you are as a person and not your appearance.
9. They're not clingy
Hey, if you feel like taking a little break from them, they'll give you space. They're the chillest duo of life. You're totally in control of this relationship. Try that with a human boyfriend - impossible.
10. They won't ever freak out on you
You can talk to and flirt with boys all you want. 'Netflix and Chill' will never make you feel shitty about it. The amount of freedom this relationship offers is just next level awesome.
So put these amazing fall destinations in your back pocket. And, one fall day, you can simply get in your car and drive off on an adventure.
Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 10 minutes
Why You Need To Go: Just across the river from Ottawa, you'll find Gatineau. It's home to Gatineau Park which — with its beautiful trees, hiking trails and famous Pink Lake — cannot be missed, especially as the leaves change colour. If you've had enough nature, you'll find plenty of other things to do from visiting The Canadian Museum of Civilization to eating at amazing local restaurants.
Why You Need To Go: This city in the Eastern Townships is a favourite for visitors because it has a little bit of everything: Lake Memphremagog, a mountainous backdrop, and a lively downtown. Parc national du Mont-Orford is just an 11-minute drive from town and it offers stunning trails where you can appreciate the fall foliage.
Why You Need To Go: Hear Ontario, and most people think of Toronto or Ottawa. But Kingston is a quaint yet lively waterfront city that deserves your consideration. From the majestic architecture (check out City Hall) to the historic Fort Henry site and Queen's University, there's a lot to explore. Martello Alley, an art-themed alleyway representing numerous local artists, should also be on your to-do list.
Why You Need To Go: The Vignoble Riviere du Chene is one of the province's most popular wineries for a reason. Not only do they have incredible wine, but the vineyard itself looks like a work of art in itself. Nestled in the charming Quebec countryside, this place will take your breath away.
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.”
How can I make a Teleport profile?
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!
Maison No. 9 is a wine blend — 45% Grenache Noir, 25% Cinsault, 15% Syrah and 15% Merlot — and contains aromas of ripe pineapple, pear and strawberry with hints of French sweets.
The 750-millilitre all-glass bottle is topped with a glass cap blown into "battlements" that depict a medieval castle, located near the vineyard where the wine is made.
The wine name is inspired by Malone’s favourite tarot card, the Nine of Swords, which symbolizes resentment, guilt and moving past life's difficult events.
Maison No. 9's suggested retail price starts at $29.95.
*An earlier version of this article, using information from a spokesperson for Maison No. 9, stated that the rosé would be available at the SAQ. An SAQ spokesperson has confirmed this is not the case. This article has been updated with correct information.