Once you kiss a French man for the first time, you’re practically declaring exclusivity right off the bat.
In other cultures, it may be normal to ‘date around’ when you’re single, see which shoe fits…
So, if you fancy going to the cinema, tell him you want to go to the cinema.
If you like a bar or café in your quartier, tell him to meet you there for a drink.
So, after another evening spent together where he cooked me a three-course meal in his apartment and still hadn’t made a move, I decided the next day to finally declare my feelings for him in a text, (because my little heart just couldn’t handle face-toface rejection).
It is natural (in France), for a woman to be completely honest and tell the man she wants to see him again.Oh how different things might have been if I’d known then what I know now… You flirt, perhaps touch each other a little, (or, in my case, he brushed my leg with his foot under the table once, I blush thinking he’s outrageously flirting with me only for him then to apologise for accidentally kicking me.) Anyway, the chemistry is going wild yet he hasn’t made the move and kissed you.I certainly learnt the hard way what you must never say to a French man if you wish to declare your feelings (en francais, parce que c’est plus romantique comme ça…) So, you’re dating. I was once in this position with a man I had feelings for, I was cautiously optimistic that he felt the same way but neither of us was brave enough to admit our feelings. Today, thanks to my guest Dan Rock, you will discover the sometimes subtle, sometimes BIG differences between French & American dating cultures. What differences did you see between the French culture and yours? ), but mainly because of all those unwritten rules and HUGE cultural traps!If I’ve learnt anything during my two years in Paris, it’s that there are certain measures, habits and role reversals we women might feel the need to adopt when playing the dating game with French men.