Tips for dating a frenchman


22-Jun-2020 15:04

During orientation at the AUCP, we spend a day discussing what we call , or emotional French, in order to demystify the ins and outs of dating in France. In general the French remain rather romantic at heart.

While in the US, there is a tendency of wanting to feel things out a bit longer before putting a label on a relationship, the French are not afraid of labels and short term or long term doesn’t matter.

Through their new networks of French acquaintances, AUCP students can easily find themselves face to face with a young Frenchman or woman that is interested in him or her. A few tips to make things easier: A smile is an invitation, as if you had a giant sign above your head flashing, « Come talk to me! » Don’t be surprised if you smile at someone at a bus stop, in a store or at a bar, and afterwards, that person comes right up and begins to hit on you or draguer, or asks for your phone number. If you and Philippe have been hanging out consistently for a few weeks and it leads to a stolen kiss in a bar one evening, do not be surprised if he calls you his girlfriend the next day.

It’s a very real situation that students are faced with when abroad, and even more often thanks to the language partner requirement at the AUCP and the degree of immersion that the AUCP program provides. Because as soon as a Frenchman plants a kiss on your lips, the two of you are a couple.

I’m not sure where all the excitement stems from but maybe, just maybe there’s a grain of truth here somewhere.

And even though I’m writing this from the perspective of someone who’s lived in France for the past 3 years - and also from the point of view of being married to one of these fascinating creatures, I promise I won’t be too biased, ok?

So I have to be honest and say that as far as innovation, style and individuality’s concerned, go to London.

Often stereotyped in what the French man is supposed to be like, there are a number of myths I’d like to examine under .

Myth number 1: All French men are hot True, but only when they’re driving (hot-headed) - statistics for traffic accidents in France are off the scales, staggering. To prove my point, we need to look at some of the French idols, movie stars etc.

obsession about French people you’ve lived under a rock.

About the men as well as the women being - how can I say, somewhat holier than thou, sexier, better lovers, well cultured, better dressed, cooler, whatever?

In the US, many people still stand by the archaic « three-day rule, » or waiting three days after a date before calling a woman back.