I am dating a french man
What’s the difference between French Guys and American Guys?The French guy puts the adjective after the noun; the American guy puts the adjective before the noun.MR’s resident French girl, Laura, has covered all sorts of topics from our end: the right way to order wine, the myth (or truth) that French people hate ice, brunch, Tinder and the universal problem of getting kale stuck in your teeth.
I can’t really find a way to explain how we “DTR” in France, because we don’t. Is there as much pressure in France to be in a relationship? Is that the reason why people can’t find a boyfriend? I truly believe in timing, and I think that “fast loving” (inspired from fast food and fast fashion) created new guidelines in NYC. Nonchalance in every subject is the national sport. If we narrowed everything down this quickly in real life, there wouldn’t be any spontaneity.
This year, I celebrate my 25 wedding anniversary with my French husband. My goodness, I’ve lived longer with this man than any member of my own family.
In fact, I have lived longer in Paris than any other city I grew up in.
Meanwhile, Americans ask you to “have dinner.” But is this an “I am asking you out”-type of question, or is it, “I am hungry, let’s go eat“? Is it annoying to date French guys here in America since you moved out of France? This is like asking me if it is annoying to eat croissants in New York.
I came here for the bagel adventure, but I hate cronuts.