*note: This only applies to the 'true French'; meaning those who were raised in France.
"French men are all about the chase, and playing hard to get is part of it.
Everyone has romantic notions about dating in Paris. In movies, books, magazine articles, on Pinterest boards, blogs and Instagrams throughout the world, people tend to see the city through a very rosy, amourous lens.
In France we get to know someone while we are their girlfriend (versus the opposite in America).
However, if you are someone looking for multiple dates and don't want to be tied down, it could prove to be frustrating; you have to handle it from the beginning and be honest...
As a Warning The French can be sensitive on this subject, if they are dating you and believe that it is something special then it could be disastrous.
If the person you are seeing finds out you are seeing someone else on the side they will not stick around; it's considered 'piggish' or 'slutty' to behave in that manner and thus it's not even worth the effort to continue.
While living in France, either on exchange or temporary stay, one might come across the possibility of dating a French person.
I recently came across this issue from a good friend of mine, exasperated about a few dates she went on and confused about the body language.
In the French culture kissing/affection is considered something big- often shared between boyfriends/girlfriends that are exclusive.
First, it's often rare for two people to go out alone... Second, affection is saved for a 'sure thing'; if kissing is started it's considered as if there's something between the two people and beyond three it's considered like an exclusive thing...
They are getting to know you as a person, not you as an object.