Frenchmen like to flirt as well, even if they know very well there is no hope of it leading anywhere.
The game is the main point, it’s relatively innocent and usually no-one gets hurt, just a little blushed :-) With kissing hi and goodbye being the standard and French women being more “flirtatious”, it can be difficult for foreigners to correctly read a French woman’s body language.
Olivier trusts me, and we both trust our friend(s), who would never make a pass at me.
I guess it’s much more accepted in France for men and women to be friends.
pretty much every politician :-( Believe it or not, at the opposite of all the stereotypes, French people are much more about love than sex.
Sex is not taboo in France as it is in the US, and it is much more present in humor, art, tv and everyday life than in the US…
She decides whether she wants the guy or not, and may need more than one dinner to make up her mind… In any case, there is no obligation nor expectation whatsoever for the woman to do whatever after any number of “rendez-vous galants”.
So, since there is no dating protocol, French guys have to work hard for it…
The idea is that you need to find someone who adores you… But initially, it means finding someone who gives you what you’re looking for without having to force the relationship to bloom. Dear Dignity Dater, Wow, I’m humbled by all the kind words you’ve been sending in response to my emails over the past few days.
It was about feeling flawed and believing that if I were “good enough,” a quality man would not only desire me but want to commit to me for […] Hey Friend, So, summer is nearly over.
As I begin to wonder where the heck it went, and contemplate the upcoming fall season and ending of yet another year (oye vey…
If sex between consenting adults is very much socially accepted, most French people won’t rush into it, and get to know each other before jumping into bed.
It’s only in American movies that I found out about this “let’s be exclusive” concept.