So before you allow yourself to be swept into a sea of ‘s, here are a few things you should expect.
Don’t be surprised if a French man pushes for monogamy early.
Overall, the gist is that French men and women tend to court through dinner parties and larger groups, and if it progresses they go “on a walk.” Weird.
But, anyhow, when it comes to kissing (NB that this excludes random, drunken make-outs), here’s what Ask A Frenchman has to say: But in a dating situation, kissing on the lips, and especially French kissing, means one and only thing: you wanna be in a relationship with the person.
Hence the importance of the timing of that kiss regarding to where you want to go and what you want to do with that person.
And not “no rules” in that oh come on, everyone knows you can’t call him way.
We’re talking “no rules” in that no one in Paris dates; therefore, no one knows how to date. They don’t even employ the English word with an accent like they do for “business” or “cool.” I got to thinking about French dating culture yesterday before my Mr. I had already entertained the surprising possibility that our first date could be an anomaly in his social life, and that I might expect him to say “I love you” on our second date (as has happened to a friend).
French men are known for their smoldering good looks and great romance, and in Paris it’s easy to fall in love 10 times a day: he might be sipping a café noir in St.-Germain-des-Prés, ambling through the Jardin des Plantes or reading Sartre on the metro.
But for an expat or visitor to Paris, dating French men can be an entirely different experience, challenging the tactics you’ve spent years perfecting.
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