I'm sure this has been discussed but I can't find it. I'm coming to Monteal soon and I'm thinking, maybe, possibly, about not using an agency and trying the backpage. I've never done that. I've read about fake pictures, and that makes sense. Does anyone have any suggestions? I was thinking about paying for a social drink in the hotel bar first, in part to see if things seem relatively up and up. I don't think of myself as being too naive, and I've used indies and agencies for a while--but this would be new. Is it a cesspool of problems? Or is it mostly okay, with a little commonsense? I'd welcome any thoughts and experiences, including advice on how to "read" the pictures. (Are some more likely to be reliable than others? Selfies? hidden face shots? etc)
Also, can someone point me to a good thread out here on the laws in Montreal? I haven't hobbied in the city in a couple years. I know the old rules (no public places, no public discussion of $, I think, etc). Are there new rules that I should be aware of, especially around bp independents?
Thanks everyone. Much appreciated.