One other thing one needs to know when asking a French woman out. Of course, there’s a fine line between “several” and “annoyingly too many” borderline harassing, and this line will depend from one individual to another… How is this relevant for a foreign woman dating a French man?
In the US, I’ve had some first dates going great and everything went south afterwards because the girl felt I was calling too much, pretty much harassing her. I remember a few years ago, the last time I had a French (female) roommate. One day, she was all worried and stressed and pissed because he hadn’t called/emailed/messaged in about 8 hours!
In France, if a guy calls a girl a lot, it means he cares. For her there was one possible explanation: he didn’t care about her.
It is the case with any rule, but even more so with dating, especially because too many people assume that dating is .
With that being said, I know you’re all dying to know the rules of dating in France… Well, that’s not exactly true, but let’s say that there are much fewer rules than in many other countries, especially the US (as usual, I’ll compare mostly to the US, partly because this is the foreign culture I know the best, partly because most of the readership is American). Asking someone else out in France is not that different from many other places I guess.
Yep, this is how French women are, and as a consequence, this is how French men (that have only dated French women) will behave too.
One thing that always disturbed me in the US is how it’s sometimes easy to kiss or to get kissed (I’m talking mouth kissing, or even French kissing here).
One thing that’s not exactly related to dating, but it can be…
That fear that American people have to offend other people is totally misunderstood in France.
But early in the night, when people are still quite sober, it’s really rare.
As an (almost) rule of thumb, if a guy talks to you (a girl) in a bar, chances that he’s sketchy are extremely high.
In France, the rule with sex is simple: it can happen anytime after the first kiss… It’s that first kiss that will trigger the “ok for sex” option in your relationship.