Dating across cultures
So if you find yourself having a hard time understanding his culture’s idea of “l’amour”, not to worry, I’m here to help. No, probably not, but as a country France is pretty flirty.
While I usually don’t subscribe to most stereotypes, there are always a few that are true enough to merit their labels. Playful—but always polite—conversations can be had between friends, between strangers, and even between married men and women with people who aren’t their significant other (gasp! In other cultures this may raise a few eyebrows, and tempers, but in France it’s just a conversation, there’s no strings attached. It’s more complicated than that, but that’s the most concise way I can think to put it.
Avoid using unfamiliar cultural references, jargon or slang that would exclude the other person.
Whether you’re currently seeing a Frenchman, or have one in mind (you sly girl), you may start finding you have more and more miscommunications as time goes on.* This method of dating not recommended by Go Overseas.Back in the days of yore in Austria, women used to rock up to the ballroom dance with slices of apple under their armpits. When all of the lively music had finished and the dancing complete, the women would remove the sweaty apple slices from their armpits and hand them to the men they fancied (quite a way to break the ice! If he fancied her back, the man would take a bite out of her "Spooning" takes on a whole new meaning in this UK nation: whether you're "the big or little one" matters not.Even if your man comes from a country associated with romance and love, that doesn’t mean he loves learning about other dating cultures.Luckily you do; otherwise you wouldn’t be here, right?