Dating customs in france
It always came down to playing it cool and not giving too much away.
When dating the French, however, it is completely normal for the woman to tell the man when she wants to see him again.
She soon came to realise, though, that this was oh-so-normal en France.
When dating in any new culture that you’re not familiar with, it can understandably be daunting, especially if you’re speaking in a language that’s not your mother tongue.
If he’s really not making an effort, however, he’s probably not worth pursuing.
I’d previously been used to a world where if you appeared ‘too keen’, you might lose the guy prematurely.
By all means, get in there and book him in for another date.
He will say it sooner than you think, since he probably already knows his true feelings for you after the first date.Oh how different things might have been if I’d known then what I know now… You flirt, perhaps touch each other a little, (or, in my case, he brushed my leg with his foot under the table once, I blush thinking he’s outrageously flirting with me only for him then to apologise for accidentally kicking me.) Anyway, the chemistry is going wild yet he hasn’t made the move and kissed you.I certainly learnt the hard way what you must never say to a French man if you wish to declare your feelings (en francais, parce que c’est plus romantique comme ça…) So, you’re dating. I was once in this position with a man I had feelings for, I was cautiously optimistic that he felt the same way but neither of us was brave enough to admit our feelings.It will be more satisfying for you when he dreams up a fabulous idea for a date because he knows you would just love it.
What happened to waiting for the man to contact you after a first date?’ Well, of course, in an ideal world I want to answer that question by saying, ‘Let’s do champagne at Le Meurice followed by the Opéra, topped off with a horse and carriage ride that would leave me right at the foot of my door.’ Once my head stops spinning and I’m brought back to the present moment, however, I have once made the regrettable decision of simply answering, ‘Oh, I don’t mind. ’ My date then suggested going for a drink at a bar in Le Marais.