Dating in the french culture
MR’s resident French girl, Laura, has covered all sorts of topics from our end: the right way to order wine, the myth (or truth) that French people hate ice, brunch, Tinder and the universal problem of getting kale stuck in your teeth.This time, however, with the topic being a bit more…complicated…she enlisted the help of two companions: an American man who is gay and single, and a French woman who is in a relationship with an American man.Indeed the French even have the reputation of being rather aggressive about the artistic and cultural accomplishments of their country.So if you are going on a date with a French man, be prepared for lengthy conversations about French culture and French life.Thus when going out with a French guy, it might come something of as a surprise to find your dress being noticed and even discussed.
I can’t really find a way to explain how we “DTR” in France, because we don’t. Is there as much pressure in France to be in a relationship? Is that the reason why people can’t find a boyfriend? I truly believe in timing, and I think that “fast loving” (inspired from fast food and fast fashion) created new guidelines in NYC. Nonchalance in every subject is the national sport. If we narrowed everything down this quickly in real life, there wouldn’t be any spontaneity.You’re either together or you’re not, and you figure it out alone. I think it depends on the stage you are at in your life. So what’s a single girl to do if she’s sick of dating and wants a relationship? Someone might see you loving yourself and be jealous.(Is that a different when it comes to dating, just from your own observations among your friends? Besides, can you really simplify men into two broad groups?And pressure is only felt by the one who wants to receive it. One man alone — French or not — is already complicated enough.…But the French are especially complicated.Proud of their culture The French are highly protective of their culture, art and language and the least threat of American or global influence could be enough to raise the hackles of a Frenchman.
In fact France is one of rare countries of the world which still has a national institution – L’Académie Française – to formally regulate the French language.Passionate about food and drink One of the best parts about dating a French guy is that you can look forward to be entertained at a place where the food and wine are worth talking about.