What’s the perfect first date outfit? If you think it’s jeans and a t-shirt, you’re probably not dating. According to one dating expert, Canadians need to up their fashion ante.
“I think it’s important to show your best self on your first date,” says psychotherapist, Kimberly Moffit.
And yet a recent study conducted by Match.com found that most single Canadians think “jeans and a t-shirt” is the number one most attractive first date outfit. The majority of respondents who say that they have a casual style haven’t been on a first date in the last twelve months – and incredibly, only 57% of them even flirt!
In other words, don’t be so sure of your casual style. “If only 57% of people who are wearing jeans and a t-shirt flirt,” says Moffit, “then my opinion is that the way that you dress has a lot to do with how you feel.”
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I had the day off so I decided to go to the Remembrance Day ceremony at Queen’s Park this morning. I was very affected by it. Even though I didn’t have a good spot in the crowd and had to strain to hear the speeches, the cannons firing, the war planes flying overhead and the icy cold rain driving into my forehead … it added up.
Anyway, I will leave you with this from Premier Wynne’s speech, a quote from Lester B. Pearson that I liked a lot:
“… we live together in confidence and cohesion; with more faith and pride in ourselves and less self-doubt and hesitation; strong in the conviction that the destiny of Canada is to unite, not divide; sharing in cooperation, not in separation or in conflict; respecting our past and welcoming our future.”
Sometimes I think it’s hard to define what it means to be a Canadian, this seems like a good start. Although I see some divisions in this country that trouble me (among others, Quebec’s proposed ”Charter of Values” anyone?). I think we have to be really careful not to be complacent.