He wanted to work endless hours, have a wife without children, hang with 30-year olds.In six weeks I went from that lady at dinner parties with an adoring husband whispering, “You are the most beautiful woman in the room” to single mom-dom.Men want young girls, or mothers to help them with their kids, or just a one-night stand. Adopte a Mec (Adopt a Dude in English) sounded great: young, fun, and with a great sense of humor.One-night stands sounded pretty good to me; after two decades of marriage, I suspected it would do me good to play the field. I checked it out and decided, however, it was perhaps a bit too young for me.Which is how I found myself dating online in Paris.My friends in the US had warned me that online dating is a nightmare. A site for only good-looking people, at least I’d be able to look at the guy, but I was raw and afraid of rejection. There is a French version, but I wasn’t looking for a father for future children and didn’t want to limit myself.You can read more of her adventures in Paris and across the globe on her website, Only In Paris.Despite what you may have seen in the movies, finding love, or even a date, in Paris isn’t as easy as waiting under the Eiffel Tower for your soulmate to show up. To help you in your search, our guide suggests the apps to use, bars to cruise and events to schmooze.
A week prior we had shared the sheer joy and shock of beating Manchester City, the reigning English champions, at their home stadium, the Etihad.
(Ifop) and the X-rated dating site CAM4 found that 43% of adults living in the capital are single, compared to a national average of 33%.
The city is also home to relatively large populations of sexual minorities, with 12% self-identifying as gay or bisexual compared to 7% nationwide.
As far as sex is concerned, Parisians are significantly more adventurous than their provincial counterparts.
They have almost twice as many sexual partners over their lifetimes – 19 compared to 11 – and these additional notches on the bedpost are aided by the predominance of one night stands: 44% of Parisian men and 23% of women have them regularly whereas the respective national figures are 31% and 16%.