No Facebook? He’s a Keeper.

tumblr_lwxk8wWEAA1qg9syc

I never thought I’d say this, but a boyfriend without Facebook is like a breath of fresh air.

As soon as you hit the “in a relationship” button, everyone goes haywire. Everyone wants to know who you’re dating, what his name is, how tall he is, and whether or not he looks like sonic the hedgehog. If he does have Facebook, I’ll guarantee you people will go to extreme lengths to see his entire profile pictures album. I once dated a guy who got a friend request from this girl in my high school’s boyfriend and thought “is this bitch serious right now??” She literally made her boyfriend add my boyfriend at the time to see who he was.

Now, if your boyfriend doesn’t have Facebook… problem solved bitches!! They can’t stalk him, cant see his shit and will remain completely clueless besides the occasional picture you’ll post of the both of you.

Second best thing about not having your man on Facebook, no drama. Friends cant complain about a status he put up, a comment he made, etc. Also, it shows that he likes to keep things private which nowadays, is very important and very rare to find.

Another huge pro is that you know he won’t publicize your fights through semi-depressed statuses. I’ve been through that and trust me its the worst!!! Suddenly the fucker updates his status to “nevermind I’ll find someone like you…” and you’re there asking yourself…”ummm is that shit about me not texting him while I was out?” It sucks balls, because after that, everyone else gets involved and before you know it 100 strangers on Facebook know you were in a fight “10 minutes ago near Montreal.”

Lastly, he’s a keeper if he doesn’t have Facebook because you won’t ever have to worry about him talking to other bitches on it. You’ll never get the urge to go inspector gadget on his ass and look through his private messages. Also, you’ll never have to scroll down through years of past posts to find out details about his ex-girlfriend and past wall posts the bitch posted like “I love you soo much pookie <3<3<3<3<3<3 xoxoxoxoxoxoxox” In other words, you won’t have to vomit nor waste your time clicking “show more posts” for 3 hours of your life. (we’ve all done it, admit it).

That concludes tonight’s rants, ladies and gents. So ladies, if your man refuses to get Facebook, or deleted it…keep him close. If he refuses to be on any kind of social media…MARRY HIS ASS!!

Until next time,

xoxo, S.

The Serial Dater

download

Hey Bloggers & Readers!

Soooo I havent posted in forever (I know, I suck). J-school has really gotten a hold of me I have no more time for leisure. What does that word even mean?

Anyway, I thought I’d make a quick post about serial daters. I randomly thought about the idea the other day when I saw one serial dater I know had yet ANOTHER girlfriend. I thought to myself, these guys have got to be the most annoying people on earth. Here’s how they play the game…

They’ll date the first single girl they meet thats half decent looking by wooing them with charm and lots and lots of texts. When they eventually start dating, they also start a whole new circle of friends. You see, most serial daters have no friends whatsoever. Thats why they latch onto their victims. To gain friends, a family, and obviously a girlfriend to pass time with.

Serial daters always rush relationships. They’ll tell you their in love with you, make you hear what every girl wants to hear. When shit goes down the drain, their back on their own again like lone wolves.

What do they do after that?

They move on QUICKLY. Usually, theyll contact their exes, change their facebook status right away and open every chat messenger on every site. It like fishing for them. When you run out of trout, you go look for more trout.

My advice?

Check their history. If they’ve had a list of people they’ve date…FLUSH. Also, check their circle of friends. If there’s no sign…FLUSH. Dont fall in their trap, or rather their fishing rod.

& to all serial daters out there (you know who you are), as the italian expression goes: “MAH GHET OUTTA HERE!”

Thats all folks,

xoxo,S.

The Game of Love.

Gameimage-smallAh yes, we’ve all played it! The game that involves 2 players, both afraid of losing, going in circles to avoid showing all their cards. The question is, when does the game end? Who wins, who loses?

What I mean by all this is that too many people enjoy playing games with one another instead of just being straight up with each other when it comes to dating nowadays. For example, Sally meets Harry and is completely revolted by Harry. Yet, Harry is totally smitten with Sally. What does Sally do since she enjoys the game of love? She’ll keep him around, answer his texts, even flirt with him even though she’s not the least bit interested. Why? One word: attention. You see many people nowadays crave attention constantly. Therefore, when they meet someone who will give it to them they instantly become players of the game. Poor Harry! He may have actually thought for a second that Sally was the one…

Then there’s the back and forth texting game. The one where the guy usually texts first, then waits for the girl to text the next day, then waits to text her at 10pm the day after that, and blablablabla….you get the drift/pattern. First off, texting is the number one creator of the game of love. Just take a look back then in our parents time. No cell phones = no games. Back then, there was no “lets text for 3 months and see what happens.” It was more like, “I’m interested, let me take you out.” Nowadays, we shit our pants just to talk to the videotron cable guy on the phone. Texting/internet has made face to face contact harder on people to actually get out there and socialize with one another.

Basically, how to avoid getting caught up in the game is by doing the following. If you’re interested, just say it for God’s sake!! If you’re not, then also say it no matter how much it will hurt the other person. Being honest will pay off in the long run. The older you get, the more you should avoid playing the game and usually the easier you can pick up on the players trying to get you to join the circle. If a guy is interested and mature he will call, he will ask you on another date, & he will be straight up with you. These are the types of guys that are worth your time.  For guys, if a girl is interested she will give you the time of day…if not, then on to the next!

Life really is too short to play the game. So guys, grow some balls, ask out the girl you’ve been texting for so long by CALLING (try not to shit your pants too much while dialing the first 3 digits) and say it like it is. As for the ladies, don’t waste your time on ding dongs who would rather text than call, rather argue over BBM instead of talking things out face to face, and who are playing the game to look cool in front of their other donkey friends.

May the best player lose!

xoxo, S.

Top 10 Cheap-ish Date Ideas

The fun part about dating is, well, the fun!  However, sometimes couples hit a slump coming up with ideas on what they should do on a boring Monday or Tuesday night. Basically, you dont want to end up sitting at home like an old married couple fighting over which channel you both want to watch. (You mean watching Jerseylicious isnt at the top of your guys list?! Shocker!).  

So here are some ideas of fun things to do with your other half without putting a whole in your wallet.

1. Road Trip to Red Lobster

red lobster

Driving down to Ottawa to enjoy Red Lobster’s lobster feast special is definitely a must! Not only do you get a good meal out of this idea, but you also get to enjoy the excitement of a mini road trip with your significant other(a break from the typical dinner at Madisons). Only 2 hours to go and come back, so grab your shades, pop open the sun roof and turn up some Swedish House Mafia for the road!

2. Impact Tickets

impact

Wherever you live, (in this case Montreal), hitting up a soccer game on a hot summer night is a super fun idea. Whether you follow soccer or not, just the atmosphere in general of the Saputo stadium and Nesta’s prescense is enough to get you into cheering for Montreal as well. The good part about soccer games is that they’re not as expensive as hockey tickets or some other high priced sport. Visit the impact’s official site to order your tickets online!

3.  Educational Excursion

bio

Visiting places like Montreal’s biodome, insectarium, planetarium, or boutanical gardens are not only fun ideas to stray away from the typical date, but are also educational. So why not expand your knowledge on Montreal’s nature/the solar system while holding hands with your other half? You’ll walk out of there with a ton of cool pictures and a stuffed animal of your favorite animal! (warning: if you’re not into the planets and how the solar system functions, DO NOT go to the planetarium, you’ll be extremely bored).

4. Good Old Fashioned Picnic

picnic

All you need for this date is a blanket and a basket with mini sandwiches and some wine sparklers. Its cheap, fun, and a relaxing date idea that requires no driving, no planning, and no stress! All you need to do is choose a beautiful park area which shouldn’t be that hard considering there are plenty of beautiful sceneries in Montreal including the lake on Gouin street or in the West Island.

5.  Drive-in Movie (yes we do have one!)

drive-in-movie1

I recently found out that Montreal does in fact have a drive in movie theatre and its somewhere in the Laval area. Not only is this a classic date idea but its also a cheaper version of going to the movies at cinema guzzo and paying 15 dollars a ticket to watch a movie you may or may not even pay attention to. Plus, your’re in the comfort of your own car and dont have to share a room with annoying 16 year olds talking the whole way through!

6.  Cook-a-thon

cook

Grocery shopping for your favorite ingredients and then whopping up something tasty with your other half is the perfect way to spend a quiet Sunday evening. Why not make a nice spinach dip with some tortilla chips and watch your favorite TV show? Indulge!

7. Double it Up

Double-Dating

Not sure what to do on a Saturday night? In the mood to go out? Why not call up a close friend and their significant other and double date! Double dating can be super fun (considering you’re in good company of course), so why not head for a drink together or better yet go bowling or mini putting and do couple versus couple. Winners get a free coffee!

8. Airplane Watching

airplane_taking_off-t2

Located near the airport in between Avenue Jenkins and Halpern, is a brand new spot to watch the planes take off and land right before your eyes! This area is perfect on a mild night to just sit on the benches (or stay in your car as well) and watch all kinds of different sized planes pass by only a few feet away. The area is beautiful in the day and even at night right before the sun sets!

9. Netflix

imagesCAH9SGFD

Why not make it a netflix kind of night! Whether its a documentary, a horror movie, or a new season of family guy, anything goes. All you need is a couch, a TV and maybe some popcorn?

10. Repeat Date #1

FirstLove

Ah yes, a little nostalgia goes a long way! Chances are your first date wasnt over the top and super pricey. It probably consisted of a movie or supper and some Tim Hortons. So not only are you saving on cash, but you’d also be re-living those first butterflies you both got on your very first date!

Happy Dating!

xoxo, S.

How to Survive the Dramatic Breakup.

stock-vector-cartoon-girl-and-a-boy-boxing-breakup-concept-vector-illustration-84048103We all go through it, make-ups, breakups, and all the in between. The most important part, however, is how to deal when what we once thought was love…turns out to be a complete nightmare.

Breakups come in all different levels of aftermath drama and time spans of actually getting over them. Usually when a breakup is mutual, both parties walk away with a drama free aftermath and a new willingness to search for another romantic love interest. Then there’s the one-sided breakup where, unfortunately, one individual gets hurt the most and is left having trouble closing that chapter in their lives. The DRAMATIC breakup, however, is a whole other story.

Going through a dramatic breakup is probably the worst breakup you’ll ever have to go through. Basically, a dramatic breakup is when one person walks away from the relationship for a very valid reason, (anything including cheating, broken promises, differences, etc..) and is when the other person being broken up with goes completely ape shit on them by suddenly blaming the failed relationship on the person walking away. It also involves that person very publicly talking shit about their ex lover and basically just shooting out a whole lot of bullshit to try and make themselves look like the innocent party.

First thing I’ve learned is that talking shit about someone who once was a big part of your life and with whom you chose to be associated with is a huge mistake. Talking shit in general, is quite frankly for idiots. Truth is, nobody is perfect, nobody always makes the best decisions, no-one is ever always on their best behavior…and that is exactly why no-one has the right to talk shit about anyone else unless their flawless themselves (which does not exist). As much as all of us are guilty of running our mouths sometimes, we need to look at ourselves first and ask ourselves does talking shit about someone else make you any better of a person than them? The answer is no.

You see, the best way to deal with a dramatic breakup is through silence and forgiving ignorance. If the person walks away bitter about the fact that you broke their heart and chooses to ignore the mistakes they made for the relationship to get to its breaking point, then as long as you’ve explained why you left, let it be. Most of the time the person creating all the drama does so for attention and to make themselves look like the victim; so don’t give in to their game.

As much as its hard to not confront the person while they go off telling lies and defaming your character to others, its important to remain the bigger person. Truth is, as long as you know the truth, nothing else should matter. The people who matter to you will know that you aren’t any of the bad things an ex lover might be saying about you to make you look bad. If you do play the role of the bigger person you’ll be happy you did and you’ll also have an easier time closing that chapter in your life. If you give in to the drama, not only will you regret it later, but you’ll also have a harder time finally getting over the breakup completely.

So remember, the key to surviving a dramatic breakup is self-control, class, and as hard as it might be…keeping your own mouth zipped!

xoxo, S.

Will you accept this rose?

MjAxMy0xMDg3NWZiNGY0MGI5YTUzSome of you may have watched the finale of the Bachelor Monday night when bachelor Sean Lowe proposed to the “love of his life” while in Thailand. Having watched plenty of seasons of this particular show I came to the conclusion of how incredibly unrealistic and basically stupid  “The Bachelor” really is. Here’s why:

First off, lets just start off by looking at the basic facts that this show involves. 1 bachelor, 25 girls or..1 bachelorette, 25 guys for the girl version. Basically, 25 men are picked and EXPECTED to fall head over heels in love with one bachelorette, and vice versa for the male version of this show. Notice how not one contestant on the show has ever left the show because they just didn’t feel a connection with the main bachelor/bachelorette. Basically, that makes the show full of crap from the start. How is it possible that every single contestant feels as though their the “one” for the bachelor before even getting to know him. Also, since when did finding love involve competing against 25 individuals all living in one house for one single man who usually isn’t even that good looking?

Another reason why “The Bachelor” is kind of full of it is because it is totally unrealistic. Basically they create this fantasy world between the contestant and the bachelor himself by going on these overly romantic dates to different countries involving different sceneries including mountain top dinners, boat rides, fantasy suites, etc. I’m not sure about the rest of you, but real world dates usually consist of supper and a movie and maybe coffee at Tim Hortons if all goes well right afterwards.

The problem with the bachelor is that everyone is placed in this fairytale-like atmosphere until the very end. Once the show is over and its back to reality for everyone, shit almost immediately starts to go down. All of a sudden you hear all kinds of stories about how the couple breaks up because of distance issues, media stress, them having different plans for the future, etc. What seemed like the perfect couple on TV, now gets turned into a real couple with real problems. This is exactly the reason why there has only been maybe one or two bachelor show couples that have actually gotten married and stayed married.

Either way most TV reality love shows are full of it. Finding love shouldn’t revolve around competing for alone time with the other person or having the person you’re getting to know date 25 other individuals at the same time. It also shouldn’t involve being blind sided by all the romantic getaways the show has to offer and instead be more realistic (ie: have them drink a french vanilla coffee in the guy’s run-down car for three hours and see how well they bond then).

Truth is finding love is probably the greatest joy in the entire world to have. The reality of it however, is that it isn’t always roses and blue skies. Hate to sound so cheesy, but true love is measured not only in good times but also through darker times and is all about overcoming life’s obstacles as a couple. This is why most of us have heard the expression “true love conquers all.” With that being said, I would definitely not recommend the bachelor as a way of finding your soulmate in this lifetime.

Will you accept this rose? Hell no!

xoxo, S.