I abandoned my career as a television executive (and halved my salary) in order to move to France and commit to my now husband.
It won’t be a diamond ring or an invitation to move in, it’ll be when you get to meet his mother. Most French men completely worship their mum and adore spending time with their family.
That precious invitation to meet “maman” is the best sign the relationship is here to stay.
Hipster jeans, mini skirts and anything which reveals too much flesh or – horrors – a midriff is frowned upon. There’s no room for casual attire either so jogging bottoms and a pair of flip-flops for a trip to the supermarket are a no-no. 2 BEWARE OF OTHER WOMEN Where the fairer sex is concerned it’s best to be on your guard.
Cheryl mustn’t be surprised if other femmes fatales make a play for Jean-Bernard.
During orientation at the AUCP, we spend a day discussing what we call , or emotional French, in order to demystify the ins and outs of dating in France. In general the French remain rather romantic at heart.
While in the US, there is a tendency of wanting to feel things out a bit longer before putting a label on a relationship, the French are not afraid of labels and short term or long term doesn’t matter.
Women, career-minded or not, are expected to be a whizz in the kitchen.
The French adore spontaneous gatherings and it is completely normal to be expected to whip up dinner for at least eight people with very little notice.
Indeed in every village square, outside almost each bar and café is a well-maintained bowl of doggie water.