Model Behavior.


Home to more than three and a half million people of all different shapes, sizes, races, religions, and sexual orientations – half of whom, theoretically, are male. In a city as diverse as this, with 70% of the population between the ages of 18 and 64 and a (rarely enforced) drinking age of 18, how is it possible that it is so hard to find a guy worth falling for?
I think the answer is pretty simple, there are just too many pretty girls in Montreal. Everyone talks about it, even people who have never been to Montreal know about it. For whatever reason, the women here are gorgeous. It’s not possible that they were all born naturally beautiful, and it’s definitely not the clean air that does it for them; but it’s something about the way they carry themselves, they way they walk, talk, dress, and laugh. It’s not easy to look stylish when it’s -30 outside but if there is one city in the world where it can be done, it’s here. Trying to compete with women like this is almost as futile as trying to find deeper meaning in reruns of the Simpson’s. Try as I might, I will never be mistaken for a Québécoise; nor will I ever look good while walking to class in the middle of winter, or make stilettos seem like appropriate breakfast attire – and this is probably a good thing.
Sitting in the lockerroom at the gym the other day I overheard a group of attractive women – both Québécoise and Francophone, lamenting the lack of cute guys in the city and complaining about how hard it was to find a boyfriend. I’m not sure whether I should be comforted by the fact that they too have trouble meeting guys or even more disconcerted about the prospects for the rest of us. Either way, all I know is that if it is this hard for me to meet guys I can’t imagine what it must be like for a guy to meet another guy – I mean, at least my selection pool is bigger.
Although it doesn’t provide you with a wealth of cute and available men, this city certainly can keep you entertained. The prospect of meeting that one guy is just tangible enough to keep you entralled, and perhaps this is Montreal’s real charm.



2 Responses to “Model Behavior.”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    As a male, I enjoyed hearing about a female’s view of the Montreal singles-scene.

    However, I don’t think your problem is ‘lack of cute guys’ or even ‘too many pretty girls’; I think it’s just harder for heterosexuals to hook up…

    There is a great article in the January 2007 issue of Psychology Today (“Love’s Loopy Logic”) which discusses this. It also refutes what you said about it being harder for guys to meet guys. Although your ‘selection pool is bigger’, the similar brain chemistry of a same-sex couple equates to much less conflict and similar viewpoints on many issues.

    I strongly recommend reading that article.

  2. Sandwich Repairman Says:

    You’re right, there are just too many pretty girls in Montreal. That’s why in 19 months of dating here–or trying to–I’ve gotten dates with 2 women, and relationships with none. There are just far too many pretty women to go around, and not nearly enough men to balance them all out. That’s obviously why women ignore, reject, and lead on men. Why they complain about being objectified while voluntarily objectifying themselves.

    Jeesh, get a clue.

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