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Today, thanks to my guest Dan Rock, you will discover the sometimes subtle, sometimes BIG differences between French & American dating. Now, when I discuss the differences between European and American, I'm . if your dating prospects are from France, New York, Vancouver or Mars – the shift. Jan 9, British and American women describe what it's like to date French men.
Yet I once made the mistake of leaving it for 24 hours before replying to a text. However she is no expert on the French and l'amour. The French do not play it cool. They expect nothing less. There is good news and bad news on the common perception of the attractiveness of British women.
So first up, the good news. They view us British women as Goddesses and treat treat all women as potential lovers.
A romance with a Frenchman is the perfect ego boost or antidote for a broken heart. Remember those dates with indifference British blokes, who would prefer going down the pub with their mates to a romantic dinner for two?
French men adore female company. They love everything from our accent to our bodily imperfections.
Pascal would flatter me daily with compliments and declarations of love. At first i would cringe sceptically, thinking what's he after. Gradually I realised there was no hidden agenda, he was simply expressing his love.
The bad news is that there are countless documentaries on French TV documenting 'le binge-drinking,' highlighting the problems in British consumption of alcohol. As a result the French already believe most expat women are borderline alcoholics.
It isn't smart to confirm these suspicions on a first date. If you do - be warned. They love nothing more than to point out to you how much you have drunk, for they love nothing more than taking the moral higher ground. French women tend to nurse one small glass of wine over the course of an evening; get ready to do the same.
After being married to my husband for the last four years; perhaps unsurprisingly, I no longer drink alcohol. If you are normally laid back about dating, prepare to change your ways. Avoid politicians at all costs and you should be OK. N is for Names. If you make it to babies then note that medieval names are making a comeback: Corentin and Tugdual for the boys, and Isabeau or Alienor for the girls.
O is for Orgasm.
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I know that this sounds completely counter-intuitive, but it works. We French love making things complicated. Q is for Quote. The French love a bit of poetic language, so quote some idiomatic French expressions on your dates to get yourself fluent in the language of love. R is for Romance. Once you're together, hold hands, be romantic. You are in love. Unleash your inner softie.
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And yes, we French are very, well, physical. You will spend days on end in bed. T is for Twice. If you decide to get married, you might need to get married twice with the same person, obviously: U is for Uber.
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If you're hiding another lover from your Valentine, perhaps don't borrow their phone to book your Uber ride back from the date, or they could end up finding out more than you intended, as one man recently found out.
V is for Valentine's. Spending Valentine's alone in the City of Light? W is for Women. French women aren't easy to please, and can have quite specific requirements of their prospective partners. The third date can make or break a match, determining whether the relationship will continue or not. That is not the case in France. From my personal experience, going on a date with a French man is uniquely different.
French men are gentlemen most of the time. They believe in proper dates and intellectual conversation.
In the United States, if a date is not going well after a couple of drinks, you end the night there. Each date I have been on since then, I have secretly wondered if the same thing was happening to me. Every single date I have been on here that resulted in a kiss, I have been asked permission before hand. Now I hear it almost every time. At first, it seems like you are being asked out of respect, but once you say yes to a kiss, you are saying yes to much more.
When kissing turns into more, permission is no longer asked, and the primal state of the man takes over. I may only say yes to a kiss, but in their minds I have invited them home with me. In France, depending on the man you are seeing, a kiss could mean everything. The more traditional French man believe that after a kiss is shared, you two are together… exclusively. It can be hard to tell, trust me I have been there. We have been on numerous dates and he still has not kissed me.
Is it really a date or are we just friends? I spend more time than I should admit wondering why he will not kiss me.