Maybe that’s why things take a bit more time to develop in France – we like the game, and we like to take our time playing it.
It’s only in American movies that I found out about this “let’s be exclusive” concept.
In France, pretty much once you’ve exchanged a kiss, it’s expected of you to be exclusive: you don’t chase several rabbits at the same time…
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…
and so is nudity: children are often naked on the beach, women can go topless (although it’s less frequent now than when I was young)… I wrote an article about French Sex Vocabulary if you are curious – watch out, it is explicit and written for an adult audience.
she doesn't just talk us up, she also gives an insight into quite what girls are looking for in a guy.
She enabled us – and she should be awarded for that - to flirt with London demoiselles with complete self-confidence. Nevertheless, however much this article was hilarious and light-hearted, I found that it was dramatically unfair if British guys were not given such useful tips to date a French girl.
Origins and Recipe of the Galette des Rois - The "Galette des Rois" is traditionally served for the... Brigitte Bardot, Isabelle Adjani, Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard, Eva Green, Audrey Tautou : between you and me, I am sure you have always wanted to flirt with a French girl, or at least dreamed about kissing one. A French guy is going to give you a push in this direction: take his tips and put them to good use!
Solange from La page recommends - Solange from the La Page book shop recommends a book to read this... But above all, I would like to thank Monica Ainley – the author of the much-read article ' How to date a Frenchman' - on behalf of all Frenchmen, especially those living in London.
It is so funny to see how some social behaviors are exactly the same between France and the US, and others are completely different. Well, this was a big shock to me when I arrived in the US. I understood of course a man and a woman could be interested in each other in a romantic way, let me reassure you.
One of the very obvious difference is the dating game. But I was not aware that accepting to go out to dinner with a man alone gave the signal that I was possibly romantically interested in him.
But I would never do that to my Dad who would be very upset if I did. When I meet a man and I am without my husband, I’ll place within the first minutes of the conversation that “my husband blablabla… That usually is enough to make my state of mind really clear.