Dating a Frenchman is always an adventure. A grownup adventure. But first, a disclaimer from one of my favorite Frenchmen….
The differences between French and Philippine dating culture can be extremely confusing, so here are some tips about dating a French guy. Just like most relationships, communication is the key and keeping a open mind is essential. If a French man is romantically interested in a woman, they will let her know right away. They go after what they want, and if they are not trying to see you, take that as a and let it go.
And when you do go to France, you might find a nice Frenchman to spend some time with.
Some to look forward to, some to look out for. Because we rugged-individualist-feminist-cowgirl types are used to certain Anglo-Saxon dating rituals. Our relationships progress slowly. People play it cool, not wanting to appear over-eager.
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Proceed with caution. But do proceed! Jean-Pierre is a coupler. For example, in restaurants, Jean-Pierre might ask you what you want to eat, then order it for you when the waiter comes.
He might be a smoker. If this is a deal-breaker for you, so be it. Your call.
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Remember that time on Sex and the City when a tuxedo-clad Mikhail Baryshnikov asked Carrie to dance in front of the opera fountain and she fainted? This is a real danger in France. We love the idea of a romantic guy, but when the rubber meets the road, it takes some getting used to. He will honest-to-god rent a rowboat and haul your ass around a lake while you dangle your hand in the water and watch his biceps working.
This blatant romanticism is a little alarming at first, but treat it like yoga — breathe, hold the pose, and let your body relax into it.
In restaurants, Jean-Pierre will see that you have a nice view. Jean-Pierre will be enchanted.
He takes his time over meals, coffee, glasses of wine, snuggling. People to see! I had to stop asking what was wrong Is the chicken okay? Did you have a stroke?
Who knew? He, like men everywhere, might be moody or charming or jealous or passionate, and it might just be him, not his Frenchness. A red flag in any language is still a red flag. Paris is waiting for you.
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I was married to a Frenchman for 41 years before he passed away. It was always a learning curve. He was romantickind sometimes taciturn and critical. I discovered that arguing is the French national sport and they revel in it.
The French consider arguing a form of communication. We met at a dance and continued dancing for the rest of our married lives. Sometimes we danced in the kitchen and at the end we danced at his memory care home. I have wonderful memories of trips to Paris and France to visit his family and friends. Love this.
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My husband does all these things too, and he is a 5th generation American! I call it good manners.
Brilliant assessment, which even I as a man and non-French can appreciate, having spent many years in Paris and working for a French company, where etiquette and entertainment are part of the working life. These days, owning a property in Bretagne, we get more of the country gentlemen style, but still true to form!
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