France dating customs
Finding love is a challenging quest even in your home country.Dating in France will either make it more so or raise the chance to finally get the partner you've been looking for all along.
However, the ‘you’ means people, plural, not one person. They go to dinner parties on weekends where single people and people in relationships meet together to have pleasant cultural conversations, a few drinks and some fun.
Only a man with matching intelligence and charm would be noticed by a French woman.
They usually expect a certain level of culture and, therefore, you need to be aware of current cultural events.
What this means for you: I mentioned before that French people don’t generally have “the talk” where the prospective couple decides if they want to be exclusive, so how do you know if you and your Parisian paramour are BF and GF? This doesn’t really happen in French dating culture.
If, during your courtship, you kiss on the lips it’s taken as a non-verbal agreement that you’re attracted to each other and are in a relationship.
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.