During orientation at the AUCP, we spend a day discussing what we call , or emotional French, in order to demystify the ins and outs of dating in France. In general the French remain rather romantic at heart.
While in the US, there is a tendency of wanting to feel things out a bit longer before putting a label on a relationship, the French are not afraid of labels and short term or long term doesn’t matter.
Madame Figaro reminds French women in the States to not send the first SMS after an encounter, so as not to seem “desperate”.
As far as consent is concerned, no ALWAYS means no!They needed everything to be explicit” — in terms of whether or not an outing was officially a date.Americans are thus obliged to officially ask each other out, and the first date is often for a drink and to make small talk.Long gone is the stereotypical Frenchman with a curly mustache and a beret (although the hipster ‘stache is alive and well in France).Gone also is the French woman with red lips and a striped shirt holding a long cigarette in one hand and a baguette in the other.