Americans dating french men
We would get into the most random arguments all because of miscommunication, and it was more than just a simple misinterpretation of what one of us said or did.
Actions and words can mean completely different things to different cultures.
The below is a list of some of the themes and commonalities observed.
Now, when I discuss the differences between European and American, I’m referring to a mindset. American men on the other hand, tend to be goal oriented, with the aim of getting laid.
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I never thought that the cultural background of a dating prospect would make much of a difference when it came to relationships.
When Tom and I first started dating, I didn’t know any of these French dating rules and found them out after or through others who were dating French guys.
Every relationship is different, though, so please don’t take my little guide below as the end all and be all of French dating.
American men will rush to get you in bed as quick as possible, while European men don’t appear to have the same rush (or desperation). European men don’t ‘date’ – in the formal way that Americans are used to.
Americans are thus obliged to officially ask each other out, and the first date is often for a drink and to make small talk.
The French, incidentally, don’t linguistically fob off their slobberier makeouts as an import.
The word déïte — as the French phonetically spell it — doesn’t have an exact translation. “I would try to tell [American] guys, ‘I’m French; I don’t date,'” says a French expat in California, interviewed by Madame Figaro, “but it didn’t work.
They needed everything to be explicit” — in terms of whether or not an outing was officially a date.