Even though I've written a few a lot of posts about chivalry being dead, I actually think Montreal gentlemen still exist. There aren't many representatives of this this rare breed, but they do exist, ladies. They do, I promise you, so have faith.
Meeting a Montreal gentleman will completely sweep you off your feet, you'll know when you meet one. I decided to compile a list of things that make me realize that I'm dealing with the best of the best (i.e. a real Montreal gentleman). I'm certain that a lot of women will agree with me on these points.
1. He takes charge
When you don't know where to eat or what to do, he calls you and says, "Be ready, I'm picking you up at 7.30 pm. We're going to that new restaurant in the Old Port." Being indecisive is not part of his character.
2. He opens the door
A gentleman always opens and holds doors for people. Even for those who don't necessarily represent a romantic interest to him. You can easily spot a gentleman during Montreal metro's rush hour; he's the one holding the door for you with a smile.
3. He's punctual
If he told you to be ready at 7.30pm, you better be ready at 7.30pm, because a real gentleman is always on time.
4. You feel safe with him
You don't have to worry about anything when you're together. Your mind is at complete peace when you're with a gentleman. Things like, "How am I going to get home from Downtown?" never even cross your mind, because you know that your safety is his prime concern.
5. He loves making you smile
He will go out of his way to make you smile. A gentleman will send you flowers or surprise you with a cute gesture for no particular reason... just because.
6. He's kind to people around him
When you're in a public place together, he never disrespects the staff or people around him. A gentleman treats a janitor with the same respect he would treat Guy Laliberté or something.
7. He gives you compliments
He wants you to feel beautiful. Even if you don't have your Sephora face on or just feeling tired... he will lean towards you and whisper, "You look so gorgeous."
8. You're his priority
A gentleman never treats his lady as an option, he makes her his priority. He doesn't have "side chicks" that he tries to sneak into low key Montreal restaurants. A gentleman values quality over quantity.
9. He makes sure you get home safe
If he drops you home after a date, a gentleman waits until you enter the house. Otherwise, he sends you a text asking if you got home alright. Remember, your safety is his main priority (see #4). A man who texts you three days after your date is not worth your time.
10. He wants your friends to like him
A Montreal gentleman pays as much attention to your friends as he does to you. He won't mind hanging out at a bar in Plateau in company of your friends, because he genuinely wants them to like him.
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!
A man is in the hospital after being shot in the lower body in Old Montreal Monday morning. Police were called to the area after "many gunshots" were heard near rue Gosford at around 3:15 a.m., SPVM media relations officer Jean-Pierre Brabant said.
The man, aged 29, had sustained "at least" one gunshot wound. He was arrested and is considered "suspect," Brabant explained.