So cooking something more advanced than spaghetti with ketchup and mayonnaise may be a little beyond them. They’re also genuinely surprised if you don’t know specific details about France, such as when Fillon was elected, or Delanoë’s favorite color.This stems back to the unparalleled pride that the French have about their country.Now, let me be clear: Marcel was a handsome man and it sure felt tingly to be touched.But he was also overconfident and had nothing interesting to say (nor much interest in what I had to say), which made his not-so-subtle moves a bit of a turnoff. “They’re just in love immediately,” says Amy, 41, a long-time New Yorker now living in Paris.They truly believe that everyone should speak French and that France is the best nation in the world, and they can’t believe that anyone would think otherwise.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 after they’ve been said once, expect to hear them several times a day.Do be aware of the rumors: a notorious stereotype of the French is that they cheat, despite a relationship tag early on.
French men are known for their smoldering good looks and great romance, and in Paris it’s easy to fall in love 10 times a day: he might be sipping a café noir in St.-Germain-des-Prés, ambling through the Jardin des Plantes or reading Sartre on the metro.French guys really don’t play games — here’s what popped up on my phone the next day: “? But for all the parallels, there are about a dozen culture clashes that make finding a partner in this romantic city even more of a nightmare — just in completely different ways. If in New York you marshal an army of resources to pick the perfect first-date spot, here in Paris, men suggest just meeting at the metro and taking it from there. While many Americans come to Paris because of love, I came, in part, for the possibility of finding it.That muddy period when you’re not sure how serious he is will be rapidly cleared up after you’ve been dating a French man for a week, by which time he’ll have begun referring to you as his girlfriend.Essentially, an entire chapter of confusing mind games will be completely bypassed. French men phone regularly, and there should be one call for every day that he doesn’t see you. In New York, where I’d lived before moving to Paris, kissy faces were reserved for further along in the relationship — you know, like post-marriage.