Dating rituals in france
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Their dates aren’t always one-on-one; expect a good amount of those calls I mentioned (especially at first) to include the company of some friends. In the UK and US it’s not uncommon to date a couple of people at the same time and get to know them before you decide if you want to pursue a serious relationship with one of them and get rid of the rest. During this “get to know you” period, you may kiss one or more of your suitors just to test the waters or move things past the “just friends” label.
Today, thanks to my guest Dan Rock, you will discover the sometimes subtle, sometimes BIG differences between French & American dating cultures. What differences did you see between the French culture and yours?
), but mainly because of all those unwritten rules and HUGE cultural traps!
Rendez-vous are more laid-back, unlike the more formal English or American rules of dating, so don’t be surprised to be invited to a meet-up with a group of people or to receive a last-minute message such as ‘on va boire un verre? ’) or an invitation to go for an afternoon walk or a catch-up with friends.
Turn up late This is all about not appearing too eager, and the French, and more specifically those from the South of France, are notorious for being late.
If something makes you uncomfortable or you aren’t really sure where you stand, speak up.