Differences between french american dating culture
I am an American in NY who has been dating a French man for about 5 months now.
While in the US and the UK “dating” is seen as a series of meetings that adheres to certain rules and protocols—waiting the proper amount of time before calling someone, arranging a date, wait appropriate number of dates before initiating appropriate amount of intimacy—before the time comes to have the boyfriend/girlfriend talk, the French tend to have a more laid back attitude.When the French venture into the American dating scene, they find it warlike, unromantic, a bit slutty, and — above all — highly regimented. — are attempts from Marie-Lyse Paquin writing for rules for the American déïte, as explained by those brave French who have attempted to cross the romantic divide.“Their highly codified dating game doesn’t leave much space for magic,” complains . I’ve only included observations that I’ve found frequently repeated in French-language news articles and blogs (though I’ve also heard variants of these repeated by people from various parts of the world who have spent time in America), and the standard TP disclaimers apply; as with all cultural observations, they’re not universal descriptions of behavior, and they’re obviously relative to the culture making the observations.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.
In America, this is categorized as 'He's just not that into you..' What is typical behaviour after dating for almost 6 months?