Dating a frenchman
Dating a frenchman
While British men are renowned for their aloof nature, and the Americans are juggling girlfriends, French men can come across as extremely keen.
This year, I celebrate my 25 wedding anniversary with my French husband. My goodness, I’ve lived longer with this man than any member of my own family.Be ready to express eloquent, interesting opinions (preferably in French).Be ready to actually work your brain, which is quite a refreshing change from the pompous self-marketing format of conventional dating. The French are so obsessed with their right for free time and happiness that you will actually get to enjoy full evenings and weekends with your significant other.Given the French woman’s flair for cookery, the males perhaps feel there is no need to bother learning, as this role will soon be taken over by the new woman in their lives. They particularly like to instruct whoever is listening on areas in which they believe they can exercise expertise: food, wine or indeed anything about France.So cooking something more advanced than spaghetti with ketchup and mayonnaise may be a little beyond them. They’re also genuinely surprised if you don’t know specific details about France, such as when Fillon was elected, or Delanoë’s favorite color.Don’t expect a French man, particularly a Parisian, to be able to do any household tasks unsupervised.
This domestic ineptness originates in the home: their mothers would have always done these tasks for them, and it doesn’t help that many French men don’t leave home until their midtwenties.
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.
French men are well-rounded and as au curant about world affairs as they are about Beyonce’s latests pop-up album.
True, they may find the latter vulgaire, but at least they are aware of events outside of the realms of their own little universe.
In fact, I have lived longer in Paris than any other city I grew up in.