What to know about dating a frenchman


obsession about French people you’ve lived under a rock.About the men as well as the women being - how can I say, somewhat holier than thou, sexier, better lovers, well cultured, better dressed, cooler, whatever?I’m not sure where all the excitement stems from but maybe, just maybe there’s a grain of truth here somewhere.And even though I’m writing this from the perspective of someone who’s lived in France for the past 3 years - and also from the point of view of being married to one of these fascinating creatures, I promise I won’t be too biased, ok?Often stereotyped in what the French man is supposed to be like, there are a number of myths I’d like to examine under .Myth number 1: All French men are hot True, but only when they’re driving (hot-headed) - statistics for traffic accidents in France are off the scales, staggering. To prove my point, we need to look at some of the French idols, movie stars etc.Let’s start with Serge Gainsbourg - an alcoholic, chain-smoking singer - who by his own admission was not exactly an oil painting. – he nonetheless managed to seduce the stunning Carole Bouquet and Karine Silla to name a few.



Ok, so let’s summarize our case study as being provocative, talented and yet vulnerable. In my opinion, the interesting ones, like the artists etc dress in a pretty grungy way, and look like they picked up the first thing they found on the floor that morning - or got dressed in the dark (more likely).A lot of the appeal lies in the fact that it gives them that care-free (I don’t have to try that hard) look. Then there are those that dress ‘nice and neat’; they look like they’re trying to emulate their parents or something. Thirdly, you get the label junkies and that’s just plain boring anyway.So I have to be honest and say that as far as innovation, style and individuality’s concerned, go to London.Myth number 3: They have a good sense of smell I read somewhere that in terms of perfume, the French are skilled like no other in determining what is what. One thing’s for sure…as far as aftershave, the men (and women) either do too much or nothing at all. Most artificial perfume/aftershave is a chemical nightmare, but that’s another article.

Myth number 4: They can all cook I’ve met men here who basically exist on a diet of BBQ meat and fries. Mom did the cooking and just because most of their mom’s are sensational cooks doesn’t mean they are.

With one of my husband’s friends, you’d be lucky to get peanuts if you pop in for an . Off course, there are always exceptions to this rule (but you need to be lucky to find one). Everywhere else in the world there’s this about looking not a day over 30 - not so in France, where older women are admired and thought of as sexy.