The verdict? Not as awful as the last time. But no one that I would like to see again.
A few of the guys talked about how difficult it was to meet people. That people rarely talk to other people outside their group when they go out. That there’s a lack of openness. And that there’s no way of knowing if someone is single or if their other half just nipped to the loo.
I couldn’t agree more. It’s just not in the French nation’s culture to chat to strangers. Unless they’re trying to pick you up in a sleazy way and by sleazy I mean:
Je peux t’inviter à prendre un café avec moi ? (Can I invite you for a coffee?)
Which is basically another way to get in your pants.
Your regular guy just won’t step outside his circle of friends. Which brings me back full circle to needing a bigger circle of friends…
I think it’s time to take a long break from speed dating. Until next time.