Dating the french way

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French people linger over meals for hours rather than gulping down fast-food burgers.They sip their chardonnay rather than guzzling beer.They tend to be direct and up-front about their desires.Next time you feel strongly about someone, take a lesson from the French: Be clear and bold, letting the person know where you’re coming from.When I ask Clémentine Lalande why she wants to Frenchify the British dating scene she laughs.Although she admires how “relaxed and practical” we are compared with other nationalities, she says: “I do think this is also sometimes a pity to be so down-to-earth.You might be pleasantly surprised that the other person feels the same way. Is there really a place for it in 2018—an era in which algorithms are (not-so-effectively) populating our dating pools and GIFs have replaced witty banter as our preferred form of flirting?

When it comes to one-on-one hangouts, Callan says you’ll often find French couples taking walks outside.Regard amour as one of the most beautiful blessings of life. For French people, flirting is an art form full of wit, charm, and playfulness. has a bad connotation because individuals go about it in a pushy, unsophisticated way. As the French teach us, flirting is about expressing your interest in another person in a good-natured, alluring way. Don’t be afraid to step forward, talk to new people, and make a lasting impression. People can be hard to read and vague about their intentions.They also use their determination and resolve, not being easily dismissed or dissuaded. In matters of love, French people don’t make you guess what they’re thinking or feeling.Only later do two people form a relationship and become exclusive in the American sense.There’s nothing wrong with carefully planning your dates and adhering to accepted protocols, but it’s also good to be spontaneous and unstructured.

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