Others were rather quiet and aloof and then would make their move with an unmistakable gesture—either going in for the kiss at the end of the night or asking for a second date right away.
Some dates seemed like they would love to see me again, and then I never heard from them.
By the time a British man would have taken you out for dinner, you could have been on a minibreak with your French boyfriend, and met his mother.
That muddy period when you’re not sure how serious he is will be rapidly cleared up after you’ve been dating a French man for a week, by which time he’ll have begun referring to you as his girlfriend.
As much as we’d like to deny it, underneath their scarves, French men are pretty regular dudes. Well, like with anyone, dating French men has good sides and bad sides.
) But French guys can also probably wax poetic phrases, drop Jean-Paul Sartre quotes out of thin air, and make everything sound sexier with a French accent.
So before you allow yourself to be swept into a sea of ‘s, here are a few things you should expect.
Don’t be surprised if a French man pushes for monogamy early.
If you like a bar or café in your quartier, tell him to meet you there for a drink.Essentially, an entire chapter of confusing mind games will be completely bypassed. French men phone regularly, and there should be one call for every day that he doesn’t see you.French women go by the mantra that if there isn’t daily contact, he’s just not interested. This is something that also translates to the workplace, so preparation is key: your best bet is to aim to be 10 minutes late yourself, or to bring your i Pod. Whereas my previous idea of romance was receiving a cup of tea without asking, the French are much more forward and are famed for their skills at beautifully crafted declarations of love, vast bouquets, moonlight walks and spontaneous romantic evenings.If the sun is shining, tell him you’d love to take a walk along the Seine.Once he gets to know you better though, make sure you’re not doing all the deciding work.