Yes, that number. Let's just throw it out there - wearing a white dress on your wedding day is done more for the show (and because it makes us look like princesses) than because we are virgins on the day of - and that's okay. For the ones who do plan on keeping it for the big day, GOOD FOR YOU! You make me proud. But according to studies, the average age for a female to lose her virginity is: 17 years old.
So let's do a quick calculation here. Let's assume you've been in one serious relationship that lasted 2-3 years, now you're 20. You stay single for the course of university and your semesters abroad in Europe, now you're 24. Let's calculate one guy per semester. We'll average it out at 5 guys a year. Now we're at 20 guys for those 4 years of studying and partying.
Scenario #2: You stayed with the first relationship for 4-6 years. You serial dated for about a year, and then met someone else, and got married to him. So your number isn't very high, we don't care about yours, you can tell him the truth.
Scenario #3: You've never settled with anyone for longer than 6 months. You started at 17. Now you're 26 years old. That's 9 years of... Okay wait now this is getting too... um...
If you're confident with your number, and believe there's nothing wrong with being sexually open, then by all means, go ahead and tell the truth.
I've asked 10 different guys (by different I mean as extreme as North and South in mentality). Here's what they think of your number, and why you shouldn't be so scared to admit that you were a wild thang (past tense, of course).
1. "Anything higher than 20 is off limits for me, unless she's really spectacular" - Age 28
2. "Depends how high the number is" - Age 21
3. "As long as it's not over mine, we're good. I don't think I could date someone who's been with more guys than I have girls" - Age 19
4. "[if it's really high], I would still date her, just not seriously" - Age 28
5. "I really don't care about her number. As long as she doesn't have any sexual transmitted diseases" - Age 42
6. "The more the better, it means she knows what she's doing" Age 31
7. "As long as I don't personally know any guys she's been with" Age 29
8. "I don't want to know" - Age 26
9. "Numbers mean nothing" - Age 35
10. "If I'm dating her seriously, I want to know how many guys she's been with before me...Even if I don't like the answer" - Age 25
All women enrolled in a full-time university program in computer science, computer engineering and construction, and electrical, electronic and communications engineering will be eligible for a $3,000 scholarship each year for up to four years — by the end of their studies, this would total $12,000.
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Montreal has all kinds of different bars, but these changemakers say many of them fall short in making space for LGBTQIA2+ women. For this reason, Avery Burrow, event organizer, and Resto Keela teamed up to create 5 à 7s for LGBTQIA2+ women that take place twice a month.
The events were created for members of the LGBTQ2S+ community to connect. According to Burrow, "queer women can actually have a reoccurring space where they can meet each other, flirt, make friends, and feel safe," at these new 5 à 7s.
Keela has a cute wooden terrasse located on rue Atateken with a beautiful spacious interior. These events are set to take place every first and third Wednesday of the month for the entirety of the summer and all LGBTQIA2+ women are welcome.
"[It was] better than I ever could have imagined! [...] And the wildest part about it was that I knew almost no one there (insert joke about how the queer community is super small and we've all dated)," Burrow said when asked how the first event went.
"Also the age range was awesome — from 18-year-olds attending their first queer event to women in their 70s catching up with old friends. This is how a lesbian space should feel; welcoming to all ages, gender expressions, and ethnicities."
During the events, you can get a pint of beer for $5 and any speed rail drink for $6.
5 à 7 For LGBTQIA2+ Women At Keela
Address: Resto Keela; 1237, rue Atateken, Montreal, QC
When: Every first and third Wednesday of the month throughout the summer, starting at 5 p.m.
According to new data published by the Institut de la statistique du Québec, Quebec recorded a huge decline in marriages in 2020. It was in fact the lowest recorded number of marriages in over 100 years.
Quebecers celebrated around 11,300 marriages in 2020, a number that's "down by half (-49%) compared to 2019, an unprecedented drop in Quebec," the Institut wrote in a press release.
This is the fewest marriages in the province since 1903, according to the data.
The decline is attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions.
The decline was "particularly significant" in summer 2020, with a drop of "around 70% compared to the average for 2015 to 2019."
According to the figures, "the decrease was greater among couples made up of two spouses born in Canada (-60%), while it appears less marked among couples in which both spouses were born abroad (-25%) or those in which one of the spouses was born abroad (-32%)."
During the first months of 2021, the Institute reports that the number of marriages in Quebec remains "below average."
"The Habs coming together the way they have, showing grit, perseverance, a ton of heart and determination while leaving it all out there," Peaches told MTL Blog.
"We now face the Vegas Golden Knights, someone tell them we got our armour ready to go and will fight to win this next series with all we got. Oui Believe in our Bleu Blanc Rouge. LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!"
Though "not the most superstitious person around," Peaches hopes the mural gives a boost to morale for the city while invoking the spirit of '93. "Montreal last won the Stanley Cup June 9, 1993," the artist said.
"We put up this mural last Wednesday, June 9, 2021 totally unplanned, very spontaneous. June 9 happens to be my mom's birthday, The Rocket's number was 9, you see where I'm going here?"
The mural on Saint-Antoine and de la Montagne depicts Youppi on a race car brandishing a giant novelty foam hand and a flag. The talented artist also included a number messages that pay tribute to the city and current events, including the number 215 to honour the memory of 215 Indigenous children found buried near a Kamloops, B.C. residential school.