Flirting in France or the United States has nothing to do with it. Already because you will not use the same language (duh) but also and above all because the habits and customs are not at all the same. Here are the 10 notable differences between the French dredge and the transatlantic dredge.
1. Americans operate on highly regulated dates
Before saying boyfriend or girlfriend, the custom is that 2 people get to know each other during several dates. It is possible to “prospect” several people at the same time, have several “dates”, but be careful, from the moment when you become a boyfriend/girlfriend, it’s over.
2. Besides, we don’t kiss before the 3rd
It’s the rule, no kisses before the 3rd date, that’s how it’s written in the Big Date Book. (Of course you can always give it a shot, huh, but we’ve warned you.) The premiere will take place in a Mall, it closes early and it’s easier to escape if it gets too awkward.
3. And we don’t sleep until the 6th
Again, for Frenchies like you it may surprise you, but it is not uncommon in the States not to sleep at all before at least the 6th date. Well, we are making generalizations but this is much more true than in France where, if the current goes through and you are not a traditionalist Catholic, there is a good chance that you will find yourself naked with another naked person. .
4. They use a very smart sports lexicon: the basics of baseball
The metaphor of baseball to talk about ass is a really practical thing that doesn’t really exist in France. 1st base: we kiss each other (with the tongue), 2nd base: caresses of the private parts (most often by slipping the hand under the clothes), 3rd base: we start on the cunni and the fellatio and the Home Run designates the total. We vaguely try to understand each other by saying “pecho” but it’s more vague.
5. Girls don’t make the first move
Once again, this is a generality, but if we are to believe our various sources, girls take the first step much less in the United States than in France. It is often frowned upon, or considered too aggressive. We are clearly better at home where anyone can take the first step.
6. If the relationship is not formalized on Facebook, there is no relationship
We don’t know how they did before, but apparently many couples attach great importance to Facebook’s “relationship status”. Personally, I got into a relationship with a friend in 2007 to prank his mother and since then I’ve been in a relationship with Pierre Bellemare’s fan page, that’s how much importance France attaches to this thing.
7. The French flirt a lot more than the Americans
We may not know it, but this cliché about the romantic or excessively flirting Frenchman is very widespread abroad because it is true: flirting in France is instinctive, it’s a game, both among women and among men. men, and often it is nothing more than that: a simple game.
9. Before a date, the “besties” of the girl must validate the boy in question
In France too a girl can ask the opinion of her girlfriends on her target but there it is almost institutionalized: has he dated a girl from the same clan? Is he cheating? Is he popular on the soccer or basketball team?
10. If an American can’t make his date laugh on the first date, the latter’s family has the right to shoot him.
Again, this is a generality and we do not mean that ALL American families are like this but it is quite widespread, you have to know it.