Dating a frenchman

Be ready to actually work your brain, which is quite a refreshing change from the pompous self-marketing format of conventional dating. The French are so obsessed with their right for free time and happiness that you will actually get to enjoy full evenings and weekends with your significant other.

Not to mention August – the dude is yours for the whole month!

The “rules” and differences between French and American dating culture are definitely there, but if you don’t know about them, you might end up hurt and confused or leave someone else feeling that way.

So here’s a handy guide on some of the things you need to know about dating a French guy.

Every relationship is different, though, so please don’t take my little guide below as the end all and be all of French dating.

To me, it seems that French guys are more direct without all the mind games.

So, if you happen to have a passion for fine brie, with its rich texture and moldy crust and volatile explosion of flavors, go for it.

To you, things might be more casual and you view him as just one of the guys you’re dating, but watch out.

True, they may find the latter vulgaire, but at least they are aware of events outside of the realms of their own little universe.

sport – what else do you think they are doing in those brasseries while sucking on their cigs?

Tom is the only French guy I’ve ever dated, so I had it easy when it came to the whole French dating game. Our relationship developed from genuine friendship and wasn’t rushed or forced.

He’s really easy going, spoke a good level of English when we met and was familiar with American culture from TV and movies (and what did I know about French dating culture at the time? But as time went on and we discovered more about dating customs in our respective countries, we felt lucky to have found each other and just let things work naturally.

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