In both places, my friends and I railed at how the dating norms fell far short of our “traditional” expectations.
Guys in NYC rarely saunter up to women, start a conversation, and then ask for a date.
It’s true that dating culture varies from the United States to France.
It wasn’t Bridget Jones syndrome, where my social ineptitude or hand-eye coordination mishaps could be blamed. The main factor that increased my feminine mystique while in France was a certain : I was American.
In America, this is categorized as 'He's just not that into you..' What is typical behaviour after dating for almost 6 months?
Does anyone have insight or experience in dating the French?
I think you can learn a lot from a partner that comes from a completely different background.
There are however, without doubt, some culture clashes that may occur because of different belief systems, environmental conditioning and family values.
I am an avid supporter of mixed-raced relationships.
They’re more likely to bop around awkwardly, making creepy and intermittent eye contact from the corner of a bar.
Or they find you on the internet–and the less said about that the better.
For many years I've been fascinated with the subject of American women who prefer Frenchmen only, even to the point of shunning men who are not French in the dating world.
I recently learned from various sources that the case of American women dating French men is far from rare.