CULTURAL DIFFERENCES PT. 1
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8 Feb It is so funny to see how some social behaviors are exactly the same between France and the US, and others are completely different. One of the very obvious difference is the dating game. The French don't “date” So what is a man to do?. 13 Mar The dating cultures are just so different. Here are the four main differences I think would surprise Americans about French dating culture: 1. The French language doesn't make a difference between “like” and “love” (the verb for both is aimer), which makes it very easy to avoid the whole “I love you” drama. 2 May dating differences in european, french and american cultures. I used to get a lot of hits on my blog from people googling about cheese etiquette. These days, google thinks I am in expert in European-American dating from this not very well thought out post I wrote when spending time in Florida with my.
There is no such thing as French love or American love.
That said, we have all agreed by now that French and Americans are different. Click it comes to love and relationships, there is the French way and the American way. From the way they meet each other to how they date, French and American people operate differently. It is that simple, and the very reason that there is no French word for date or dating.
So how do people meet each other in France then, would you ask? They go out in groups.
We do too much detail. Luckily, they admire tenacity. I'm married to a Froggy. Lying about other men, even if you don't kiss them 3.
They socialize, get to know each other within a social group friends, colleagues, etc. Groups mixing men and women are much more important in France, whereas in America, single sex groups seem to be more of a trend when it comes to socializing.
Perhaps this explains how the French build their relationships inside of a group, and not directly on a one-on-one date. They will go for a walk or to a museum, removing all expectations and interview-style questions that you would go through during a typical American date. French people will then expect their special one to be exclusive: Whether or not you want to appear as an official couple in front of your friends is another story.
How do French relationships and dating differ to your culture?
Share your thoughts in the comments box below or join the conversation on twitter! Click here to cancel reply. You must be logged in to post a comment. If you are not a member click here to signup now. As a serial monogamist this sounds ideal to me!
I like continue reading French idea of socialising in mixed groups — to me, that is the best way to get to know if you enjoy the company of a romantic interest.
US dating culture baffles me. I like the French way much more!! Much better to hang out as friends first and get to know them. I find the idea of a first date terrifying!!
No Dating Protocol in France
So much pressure put on each other and no guarantee to go well. I feel the same Ellen! I think it would be so much pressure built into a first dinner with someone who you barely know.
Even though there is an age difference he tries his best to understand where I'm coming from emotionally. Is divorce not a big deal over there? If they were okay with it But some of us are real romantics, and will do some cool stuff if we think it's worth it. So i have him the ultimatum:
Interestingly, this is a conversation that my wife French and I American have had on a number Differences Between French And American Dating Culture occasions. While the article suggests that a kiss is all it takes to become exclusive, this ignores the fact that the French tend to be more liberal about casual sex. French women tend to ignore question NOT because they are uncertain whether they are in an exclusive relationship as the article suggestsbut rather because French tend to ignore the question of marriage altogether; as demonstrated by the increasing number of relationships who agree to have children, but are not interested in getting married.
Until the advent of the internet, most American relationships started in groups introductions from friends, coworkers, family, etc. However, the internet internet dating, meet ups, etc. If the article was about arranged marriages vs. You have the French insight on this that a non-French person is not able to bring to the discussion.
I found the information you mentioned about how French kids meet and date is right on the money. Obviously, this is,not entirely your fault. To be honest, it bothered my husband at first, too.
We both eventually adapted to and accepted this behavior because I realized that French kids, who tend not to check this out out on their own as early as American kids do, have no where else to go. The Differences Between French And American Dating Culture is, there are advantages to both ways. The acceptance into the family so quickly was very touching to me.
Perhaps it might be better to just try to combine the best of both worlds. Ah, finalement, un article pour prouver mes points… Merci Jennifer! For years sinceI told my American friends about this difference in concept which I was a direct victim: Just go out to eat sounds good!
You forgot one very important thing in this really interesting article.
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