More often than not, I used to be the only woman in a meeting/project/office…After all, she was probably right to ask the question, because I had to learn how to read guys. This is the opportunity for you to start a clean slate. Secondly, the New York City factor always does very well. " I get to say New York City; whereas people in Ohio do not have that luxury. So when those two things are established, I sometimes get propositioned for sex.
The second time I briefly bonded with a Frenchman over NYC and after a mere 30 minutes into our conversation, he asked if I wanted to go some place to "f**k." My answer, in that case, was obvious. If American men could take a lesson (or two or five) from French men, and quit beating around the bush, they'd be better off.
And then, she asked me the dreaded question: I started to panic. Obviously, he often will want to go fast, but it is up to you to slow him down, if you so wish. What is it with Anglo-Saxon guys dating several women at the same time until you declare your love to each other? As for the misconception that French men are serial cheater, well, I say that fidelity has nothing to do with nationality. That’s probably one of the reasons why Victoria Beckham became so successful. But often, it is all about making him believe that he took the initiative, when clearly you have paved the way for the relationship to start. Yes, he might be the one, or your fragile heart might end up being broken again.
She explained to me that she had just met this French guy, and that she really liked him. Most French men are quite old-fashioned: they want to be the one to take the initiative and do the first step. The good news is that it usually doesn’t take them as much time as their British counterpart. Come on, I am pretty sure that you don’t need my help.
Chivalry French guys -young or old- also keep the door open for you. They don't slam the door in your face as is so often the case over here. When I hear a French guy speak English, I automatically switch to French. I am going to share this link with a French girlfriend who lived in London with her Irish husband for a while. I am surprised things haven't changed though, especially regarding the younger British men being a little more upfront when they like a woman, or perhaps their sense of style improving.
Drinking Preferences Well, this is pretty straightforward. Beer in England pre-dates other alcoholic drinks produced in England. And when they don’t drink beer, British men usually have a cup of tea. I really enjoyed what you wrote and from my limited perspective, it rings true. Having lived in France and the UK, (35 years ago,)I agree with everything in Muriel's post.