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.I did the same thing as a girl, talking about my boyfriend (actually existing or not) early on in the conversation. And some people are just not faithful, but contrary to popular opinion, it’s not worse in France than anywhere else (and several studies demonstrate it). It’s in our genes and it’s socially accepted in France.A cute floppy-haired French boy was looking at me with big blue eyes and I could not continue scarring him with my jaded judgments.After all, I moved to this country – clearly, there must be something I enjoy.The thing is, I have not played the dating game for a very long time. Here we go…Unlike in the US, there is no specific plan as to what you need to do at the first, second or third date. If you date a French guy, he is with you, and you with him. More controversially, I also say that is all about risk management: take as good care of yourself as possible, and you will limit the chances of him having a roving eye. It is beyond me, because I am a happy-go-lucky sort of person, but it is a tried-and tested thing: if you appear to be too happy, they aren’t interested in you. I tried to mumble something about just being yourself, but I don’t think that it made the cut. I thought about her question for a long time, and started remembering that, because of my engineering studies and my various technical jobs, I used to be surrounded by men. I know that it is silly, and personally I hate being late. And chances are, he will arrive even later than you. But in Rome, you have to do as the Romans do, right? Men in general (and French men in particular) seem to love women with issues. She always had men flocking around her despite her sad face. Maybe French men love to be the knight in their shining armour. A couple of nights ago, I was sitting in a restaurant with a mélange of expats and some poor Frenchies who had the misfortune of winding up in my presence. If French people stopped being so damn lazy and invested half of the time they spend complaining into actually doing something, magical things would happen.
Olivier trusts me, and we both trust our friend(s), who would never make a pass at me.Every relationship is different, though, so please don’t take my little guide below as the end all and be all of French dating.To me, it seems that French guys are more direct without all the mind games.He has an inbred knowledge of such topics, and you are probably better off letting him make these school.French men are well-rounded and as au curant about world affairs as they are about Beyonce’s latests pop-up album.