3 comments Dating someone from a foreign country can be an exciting experience, but it's important to keep in mind that a relationship with a person from another culture can be complex.
Different cultures around the world have a different appreciation of the qualities that make someone a desirable mate.
The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.
Do not be surprised that French women are confident; the confidence is usually well-founded.
Only a man with matching intelligence and charm would be noticed by a French woman.
A few days ago, as an American friend of mine was telling me all about her new boyfriend and how he had asked her out with flowers, I realized how different courtship and dating is for teens in France and the US. Americans go on formal dates; we keep things secret. The word “date” has no equivalent in French, and it’s simply because we don’t go on them.
Americans only say “I love you” after months of dating. You might wonder how people get to know each other then.
These people will have dates on a regular basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations.
This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries.From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine.Whether you’re currently seeing a Frenchman, or have one in mind (you sly girl), you may start finding you have more and more miscommunications as time goes on.Even if your man comes from a country associated with romance and love, that doesn’t mean he loves learning about other dating cultures.French women are independent; it's in their nature.