So before you allow yourself to be swept into a sea of ‘s, here are a few things you should expect.
Don’t be surprised if a French man pushes for monogamy early.
Families tend to have few children, but parents take their role as guardians and providers very seriously. In this culture marriage signifies a sacred communion of two souls and a new beginning of a long-lasting relationship between loved ones and their extended families. And who doesn’t know that French men embrace style, sophistication, elegance, and a storied appreciation of fine cuisine?
Work and vacation, fun and hard work, and family and career are usually all completely balanced in their lives.
By this same logic, do get ready to nod and smile, as French men are always right. Even when they’re quite clearly wrong, they’ll still argue their side of the argument to the death. If there’s a language barrier, you soon realize how petty it is to pick small arguments because of the length of time it would take to explain what was wrong.
And making the effort to put it into different words just makes the problem seem much less important.
Do be aware of the rumors: a notorious stereotype of the French is that they cheat, despite a relationship tag early on.
French women go by the mantra that if there isn’t daily contact, he’s just not interested. This is something that also translates to the workplace, so preparation is key: your best bet is to aim to be 10 minutes late yourself, or to bring your i Pod. Whereas my previous idea of romance was receiving a cup of tea without asking, the French are much more forward and are famed for their skills at beautifully crafted declarations of love, vast bouquets, moonlight walks and spontaneous romantic evenings.
Do not be surprised that French women are confident; the confidence is usually well-founded.