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. We've enlisted the wisdom of leading French behaviour expert Géraldine Lepère, to make sure you do and say all the right stuff, and avoid making a faux pas in front of a French female. Géraldine recommends a good restaurant as optimal first date territory. And who better than a French woman to set you on the right path.
Overall, Americans are very very cautious on the dating scene.
The types of dates seen in movies – the formal ask, the fancy dinner and the entire dance that ensues simply doesn’t exist in the European mindset, in fact, the word “dating” isn’t even a part of their lexicon. Unlike American culture, where there’s almost a rite of passage which takes two people from “hooking up” to “seeing each other” to “dating” to “exclusive”, these labels just aren’t a focus or concern for European men. Rather, the mentality is, “I like you, I want to see you, and if it’s enjoyable, let’s keep seeing each other”.
Sure, they will go out for dinner and do fun activities, but it’s not packaged up in a formal and contrived manner. It’s more organic and instead of defining the relationship in order to know how to act, they let the relationship unfold and the label of boyfriend/girlfriend just naturally develops in the process. European men are comfortable with women, which leads to respect for women.
As would Emma Stone (who is dating Brit Andrew Garfield).
Or how about Jennifer Lawrence (and her Englishman Nicholas Hoult)?