Dating a quebecois girl
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).
In France, it’s very common for a girl to go out to dinner with a male friend.It is so funny to see how some social behaviors are exactly the same between France and the US, and others are completely different. Well, this was a big shock to me when I arrived in the US. I understood of course a man and a woman could be interested in each other in a romantic way, let me reassure you.One of the very obvious difference is the dating game. But I was not aware that accepting to go out to dinner with a man alone gave the signal that I was possibly romantically interested in him.On the plus side, if you're going to any Latin-specific events (her family's throwing a party, etc.), no one cares if you show up two hours after the specified time on the invitation. Commit these words to memory: "I'm on my way."No, no she's not.In other words, plans are flexible and subject to change. When she texts or calls you and says this, what she really means is, "I haven't gotten out of bed or showered yet, but I'm thinking about it." 4. And don't ask, because that gets awkward really quickly. Don't be alarmed if she introduces you to her family (parents, grandparents, cousins, and all) seemingly early on. Yes, this is a bit contradictory to the above point, and it may even seem a little unfair, but that's just how it is. It's kind of cute that you want to be able to speak to her in Spanish, but also kind of annoying at the same time when all she wants to do is enjoy dinner.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.
No one will be offended, and her family will probably appreciate it. There's no such thing as "casual." She'll be dressed to the nines no matter where you go, even if she's just picking you up from the airport. Please don't expect a home-cooked meal every night.
Some Latinas grew up cooking, and others have started fires just trying to boil water, so if she suggests takeout or pizza, go with that and don't complain.
She is a woman who is confident, passionate, and knows what she wants in life.
I am just glad that she decided to pick me to go along the journey.
I guess it’s much more accepted in France for men and women to be friends.