Back to Frenchman #1. Shortly after my post this evening, he texted me. So you get to know the sms ways of a Frenchman, here’s the conversation:
Him: Hi you
Me: Hi yourself
Him: What you doing?
Him: I feel like a DVD night with you
Me: I’m tidying my kitchen. Had a cake baking afternoon with a friend. Come by if you want.
Him: That’s nice. Did you save me a piece? We can see each other tomorrow if you like. I am still helping my friend move. We just finished and I’m tired.
Me: Poor you. I ate your piece, too late.
Him: I’ll eat you instead then.
Me: Oh I don’t think so
Him: Ok, ok, I just want to see you again and spend a nice evening together. We’re good together don’t you think?
Me: Are you drunk or what?
Him: Just two glasses. Did I say something wrong?
Him: Is there a problem?
Me: No problem. Just going out for a drink with my friend
Me: Ok for DVD night tomorrow. See you tomorrow
Him: Ok, have a good evening. I’m just going to eat and go to bed. Kisses.
Him: See you tomorrow. I really wanted to see you.
Me: Swing by for dinner tomorrow if you like.
Him: I’ll call you tomorrow. Kisses.
All in French of course.
Key findings from this sms dialogue:
– Frenchmen love to text.
– He let me know at 9pm that he couldn’t make it. He didn’t even say sorry. But seeing as the same thing happened yesterday, I was kind of expecting it. Lower your expectations!
– When a French guy suggests something, don’t assume that he means that night.
– Don’t have a French guy think you’re just sitting at home waiting for him to text/call. Make stuff up if you have to.
– Frenchmen love chasing after women who play hard to get. Continue this game throughout the dating stages. Hand your company to them on a plate and they get bored.
I am learning. Albeit slowly. But learning.