Dating in america vs france

French people will then expect their special one to be exclusive: Whether or not you want to appear as an official couple in front of your friends is another story.

How do French relationships and dating differ to your culture? Share your thoughts in the comments box below or join the conversation on twitter!

French vs American dating: the French don’t date!

Click here to cancel reply. You must be logged in to post a comment. If you are not a member click here to signup now. As a serial monogamist this sounds ideal to me! I like the French idea of socialising in mixed groups — to me, that is the best way to get to know if you enjoy the company of a romantic interest.


US dating culture baffles me. I like the French way much more!! Much better to hang out as friends first and get to know them.

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I find the idea of a first date terrifying!! So much pressure put on each other and no guarantee to go well..

Dating in France as an American - Frenchly

I feel the same Ellen! I think it would be so much pressure built into a first dinner with someone who you barely know. Interestingly, this is a conversation that my wife French and I American have had on a number of occasions. While the article suggests that a kiss is all it takes to become exclusive, this ignores the fact that the French tend to be more liberal about casual sex. It's not unusual for men to say, "I love you" within a week or two; however most French women don't want a foreigner to say those words if they don't mean them, according to The Local France website.

French vs American dating: the French don’t date!

The French think nothing of asking you out at the last minute, usually by texting. When a Frenchman does give advance notice, you can plan on him arriving late. Intimacy has no dating timetable in France, either. Going to bed with your partner any time after that first kiss does not label you "easy. That kiss that indicated you gave up others to be with your French partner doesn't mean forever.

In French culture, it means you decided to commit to a relationship while becoming acquainted with that person. When it's time to say goodbye, be direct with your explanation. Your French partner won't get the message if you simply stop calling. The playfulness that characterizes early conversations makes such a "cold shoulder" appear to be flirting.

Trudy Brunot began writing in My first reaction was to laugh at him because it seemed so absurd that someone let alone a cashier my age with whom I had only spoken three words was asking me on a date. When you kiss at a party, things are a little bit different: You might need to talk about what happened the night before and decide if you want to be an item or not.

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Furthermore, French teenagers keep their relationships very private. You will rarely witness two young people show a lot of affection for each other. We keep that for private spaces, or once again, parties.

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