Good luck with your studies and remember, repetition is the key!
We French don’t have a dating process, with rules about what you can or can’t do at each specific date.
One of my most read posts happens to be ‘how to date a French man‘, and several of you have asked me to write something similar on French women. So brace yourself: here is my checkered advice on how to date French women.
It is entirely up to you to make up your own rules.
You may also like “How To Ask Someone Out in French“.
Born and raised in Paris, I have been teaching today's French to adults for 20 years in the US and France.
Even for a married woman to go out with a male friend who is single: I often travel to Paris by myself, Leyla and Olivier stay in Paimpol, and have dinner with one (or several) of our good male friend(s), single or not.
It’s actually the first point they made in this video, which I really liked: I hope this article shed some light on the French dating system… Of course, this is only my opinion – please take it as such.
It is so funny to see how some social behaviors are exactly the same between France and the US, and others are completely different. Well, this was a big shock to me when I arrived in the US. I understood of course a man and a woman could be interested in each other in a romantic way, let me reassure you.
One of the very obvious difference is the dating game. But I was not aware that accepting to go out to dinner with a man alone gave the signal that I was possibly romantically interested in him.
And if you like this article, you’ll probably enjoy my “French women beauty secrets” article.
And for more about “l’amour” (grammar, French love vocabulary, cultural tips) in France, check out my Saint Valentin article.
So, since there is no dating protocol, French guys have to work hard for it…