Actually, the very concept of dating is not very clearly defined in France. It mostly consists in saying “Would you like to [insert something about dining, going to a movie or similar activities here] together?
” You usually ask this to the girl after you’ve known her a little, having met her at work, school, through common friends, etc.
*note: This only applies to the 'true French'; meaning those who were raised in France.
Also, it does not mean 100% of what I say is correct.. * In America Dating is considered a sort of test, a prerelationship try period in which you go out, get to know the person.
It dawned on me at that moment that while we Americans are groomed to seek happy endings and closure, the French are more comfortable with emotional subtleties and ambiguity.Many years ago I was in a park in Paris with a girl named Sandrine who was pining away for a boy named Pierre.She picked a flower and started pulling off its petals, but rather than the familiar refrain "He loves me, he loves me not," she carefully intoned: "He loves me a little, a lot, passionately, madly, not at all." I instantly thought that Sandrine was one clever French girl until I learned that, no, this is the standard French refrain.While we grow up thinking about love in black and white, they grow up inscrutably grey.As post 50s swell the ranks of the online dating market looking for love, this French flower metaphor takes on new luster that merits reflection.Unfortunately, the teeming array of dateable humanity available online offers the promise that Mr.