To date a Frenchman, I have a new plan. None of this playing by the French rules or lack of rules. I am going to turn things around a little by taking part in some completely alien ways for the French that, against all odds, have managed to slip into the French dating culture.
Everywhere else in the world, online dating and speed dating have become an integral part of meeting guys. France is no exception, it’s happening here as well, albeit gently – because let’s not forget, the French do not date. Just to recap, they prefer to hang out in groups of friends and fall into an immediate exclusive relationship with someone they may be attracted to.
So, imagine, online dating and speed dating, mais c’est quoi ce truc de dingue?! I guess even Frenchmen must be having a hard time meeting women… Which doesn’t mean it’s not a steep learning curve for them:
– Meeting a bunch of different women they’ve never socialized with before, ever!
– Taking them out for a one-on-one romantic dinner DATE, that awful word!
– Grasping that nothing is exclusive until you have the exclusive conversation, oh my!
Well, Frenchmen, welcome to my world. And I’m glad to say, My world, I’m back.