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And if you like this article, you’ll probably enjoy my “French women beauty secrets” article.

And for more about “l’amour” (grammar, French love vocabulary, cultural tips) in France, check out my Saint Valentin article.

I guess it’s much more accepted in France for men and women to be friends.

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).

Many of my French friends – men and women alike – have waited to meet someone special for their first time, didn’t just want to get rid of their virginity, and have never had one night stand.

If sex between consenting adults is very much socially accepted, most French people won’t rush into it, and get to know each other before jumping into bed.

I’m not to judge that one is better than the other, and mind you, my observations are based on my own experiences as well as a group of women I’ve interviewed in the last two years.So, since there is no dating protocol, French guys have to work hard for it…They cannot just assume that if the girl accepts to go out with them three times, “c’est dans la poche” (it’s in the pocket, it’s a done deal).Nor did I know about this first date, second date and third date business.In France, it’s very common for a girl to go out to dinner with a male friend.