Your Tango spoke with Cat Callan about dating, dinner parties and adultery. In fact, when we asked French women about dating, they were completely confused.
Your Tango: What's the difference between dating in France and dating in the U. They simply don't get our penchant for going out with virtual strangers and having a two-hour interview-style date.
One French woman who had lived in New York and dated, said she absolutely hated the American date, telling us it was boring and painful.So if they don't date, how do they get to know men? All of France, they're hosting dinner parties every Friday and Saturday night!I didn’t expect living in France to be easy when I moved to an isolated smallholding in the Limousin from London via Baltimore, six years ago. My cultural experience of the country amounted to just one week’s skiing and a day-trip to Dieppe.I was a city girl adrift in the countryside, without so much as a pair of wellies to my name.Don’t overdress for soirées, she advises; do turn up late for dinner (by 15-20 minutes) and do brush up on politics; and don’t be so foolish as to mistake everyday flirtation for a come-on. She does her best to demystify her subject, announcing that “French women are nowhere near as perfect or sophisticated as you might think”.
She tells us to throw ourselves into speaking French without worrying about our appalling accents, because to the French they’re actually “super-cute”.
It also seems unarguable that these differences are responsible for that French women seem to have.
The thing that makes them seem fashionable and cool and charming. time and again, Cat Callan realized that French women are, indeed, different from us when it comes to romance.
Author Jamie Cat Callan grew up in America, but she has a French grandmother. But Cat Callan didn't stop at noticing—she traveled all over the country and interviewed hundreds of men and women about love, romantic customs and relationships in France.
The results are catalogued in her delightful book, .
As I’m sure all women (and men) will agree, the British man’s accent is something charming.