Dating french single men
They have almost twice as many sexual partners over their lifetimes – 19 compared to 11 – and these additional notches on the bedpost are aided by the predominance of one night stands: 44% of Parisian men and 23% of women have them regularly whereas the respective national figures are 31% and 16%.
Presuming that everyone reading this is familiar with the basic workings (and foibles) of Tinder, the only thing to note is that Parisians tend to have their own approach to using the app.
Generally speaking, the locals’ open-minded nature regarding meeting new people is reflected in increased rates of right swipes.
If you’re a woman looking for a man, at any rate, a match is pretty much a given.
Even for a married woman to go out with a male friend who is single: I often travel to Paris by myself, Leyla and Olivier stay in Paimpol, and have dinner with one (or several) of our good male friend(s), single or not.
However, if a woman is dining with a man, you can bet he will pick up the check. I usually trick them by asking to be excused (as if I was going to the lady’s room, grab the waiter and give him my credit card).
You will know when a French girl is flirting with you: she’ll smile to excess, move her hair a lot, smile at you, blush, laugh hard and loud at your jokes, find occasions to touch your shoulder (or even your knee… and it’s not unlikely that she’ll make the first move. Again, the game is often more important than the catch, even to men. The woman has all the power when it comes to dating. It’s then up to the guy if the company of “la belle” is enough for him, or if the game has lasted long enough – in which case no-one is forcing him to continue to invite her.
She decides whether she wants the guy or not, and may need more than one dinner to make up her mind… In any case, there is no obligation nor expectation whatsoever for the woman to do whatever after any number of “rendez-vous galants”.
Now, not everybody does that of course, some girls like to play, and sometimes lose themselves in the game, or hurt people. A Frenchwoman is expected to play her feminine side, and be “admired” for her beauty and wit among other qualities.
Frenchmen like to flirt as well, even if they know very well there is no hope of it leading anywhere.