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Old 12-26-2012, 04:48 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Or maybe instead of 'Anglo' I should say English-speaking Canadians of any ancestry.

By French Canadian women I mean those that speak French as their primary language, whether their ancestors came from Louisiana, Brittany, Algeria, Haiti or Lebanon.

Are there any generalities? I've heard that women in Montreal are very beautiful, on the whole, they dress well.etc. Would you say they share a lot of things with the French that other Canadian women lack aside from the obvious, language.etc? Do they say, take more care of their appearance?

Have you found them more or less approachable, chilled out, easier/harder to get to know/date.etc. Do you find Quebec a less reserved place than BC and Ontario?

Do Quebecois in general seem a lot more European than other Canadians?

In what sense are they very Canadian and not French at all?

I'm genuinely curious.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:13 AM
 
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Living in Montreal for 40 years i dont see much difference in the women,they come in all flavors,in fact unless you talk to them you have no idea what language they speak.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:52 PM
 
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Montrealers in general are more fashion-conscious, that also goes for the men, though.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:37 PM
 
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Montrealers in general are more fashion-conscious, that also goes for the men, though.
Not all French Canadians are Montrealers, there are other cities in Quebec and there are rural areas and their fashions differ somewhat. There is something to the notion that French Canadian women put in a bit more effort on average into their appearance, I would say.

As for Jambo, I gotta disagree that there's no difference, although you might not see it because we are Anglo Montrealers and English people here are culturally influenced by other Quebeckers and so we don't see a big difference between Anglophone and Francophone women in our city (although there's still a little bit of a difference). Women from the ROC are different, however. Less comfortable when it comes to the topic of sexuality. Less laid back. I mean, there are cultural tendancies but it's not super easy to quantify them into broad strokes and categories.

French Canadians are also pretty different from people from France, just in general. They're rather distinct cultures, somewhat like the difference between people in England and New England.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:05 AM
 
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As for Jambo, I gotta disagree that there's no difference, although you might not see it because we are Anglo Montrealers and English people here are culturally influenced by other Quebeckers and so we don't see a big difference between Anglophone and Francophone women in our city
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You're pretty good if you can look at two women on the streets of Montreal and say she's French and she's English..
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:49 PM
 
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Are there any generalities? I've heard that women in Montreal are very beautiful, on the whole, they dress well.etc. Would you say they share a lot of things with the French that other Canadian women lack aside from the obvious, language.etc? Do they say, take more care of their appearance?

Have you found them more or less approachable, chilled out, easier/harder to get to know/date.etc. Do you find Quebec a less reserved place than BC and Ontario?

Do Quebecois in general seem a lot more European than other Canadians?

In what sense are they very Canadian and not French at all?

I'm genuinely curious.
The Canadian anglo-women smell of roses, while their french-cousines, lavender.

The latter get to keep their family names (surnames) after their marriage, while the former turn into Mrs Jones or Mrs Smith.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:01 PM
 
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The Canadian anglo-women smell of roses, while their french-cousines, lavender.

The latter get to keep their family names (surnames) after their marriage, while the former turn into Mrs Jones or Mrs Smith.
Sometime ago I read Quebec has the highest divorce rate in Canada - may be unrelated or may be not...
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:47 AM
 
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Not all French Canadians are Montrealers, there are other cities in Quebec and there are rural areas and their fashions differ somewhat. There is something to the notion that French Canadian women put in a bit more effort on average into their appearance, I would say.

As for Jambo, I gotta disagree that there's no difference, although you might not see it because we are Anglo Montrealers and English people here are culturally influenced by other Quebeckers and so we don't see a big difference between Anglophone and Francophone women in our city (although there's still a little bit of a difference). Women from the ROC are different, however. Less comfortable when it comes to the topic of sexuality. Less laid back. I mean, there are cultural tendancies but it's not super easy to quantify them into broad strokes and categories.

French Canadians are also pretty different from people from France, just in general. They're rather distinct cultures, somewhat like the difference between people in England and New England.
Agree with this.

A few other points:

Even outside Montreal in smaller cities and towns there is a difference in the way people dress, and if you go to a restaurant for Sunday brunch or Saturday night dinner you will find a higher percentage of people dressed smartly (not always suits, but at least dress pants and shoes on men for example) than elsewhere on the continent.

When it comes to Montreal, I find a lot of the anglo women there are affected by the francophone environment by osmosis and there is not a huge difference in the way they dress. Women who are seen in Montreal who dress like the bad stereotypes some have of North American women would usually be labelled as tourists by the locals (rightly or wrongly).

Similarly, with few exceptions most francophones outside Quebec don't generally dress like people in Montreal or in Quebec and it's hard to pick out Franco-Ontarians in Sudbury or Timmins from local anglos.

The one true exception in Canada is Ottawa-Gatineau where you have large areas of relatively typical Québécois and relatively typical Ontarioan environments in the same metro. So I can sit in the Rideau Centre in downtown Ottawa and easily spot francophones and anglophones by the way they dress. Not everyone of course - a majority of people are dressed neutrally, but good chunks do wear stuff only anglophones or only francophones would wear.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:54 PM
 
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Or maybe instead of 'Anglo' I should say English-speaking Canadians of any ancestry.

By French Canadian women I mean those that speak French as their primary language, whether their ancestors came from Louisiana, Brittany, Algeria, Haiti or Lebanon.

Are there any generalities?
Yes, French Canadian have beautiful complexions, and all dress extremely classy, and have accents to die for.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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Quebecers/French Canadians are way more fashionable than rest of North Americans just like Europeans.... Both men and women
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