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.
Even if things are far from perfect, they have a much healthier and more casual approach to sex.
In France, there is no such thing as wondering after how many dates it’s OK to have sex, no such thing as “no sex on the first date, that means you’re easy” and so on…
In France, it’s OK to offend people, or rather, it’s the offended responsibility to be offended or not, not the offender’s one.
So, don’t be afraid to be honest for fear of offending the person.
Also note that blind dates are almost non-existent in France.
Usually, in a French woman’s mouth (and consequently in a French man’s ear) “I don’t know” means “I don’t know, I’m not sure, convince me.” And “maybe” means “maybe, I’m not sure, convince me.”OK, the asking has been done, the date is about to happen.
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).
Actually, the very concept of dating is not very clearly defined in France. It mostly consists in saying “Would you like to [insert something about dining, going to a movie or similar activities here] together?
” You usually ask this to the girl after you’ve known her a little, having met her at work, school, through common friends, etc.