The French don't call it dating They don't really have a word for it. The closest equivalent for going on a date would be a 'rendez-vous galant,' translating to 'appointment,' according to Jennifer Seiter , a relationship therapist.
But most French men would consider that term to be too old-fashioned, Seiter added. It's a much more laid-back experience, different from American dating. For instance, the French commonly go to dinner parties with single friends and couples simply to enjoy each other's company, according to Expatica. In meeting someone of interest in a group, you may then be asked to go to another group hangout or for an afternoon walk together, according to Complete France.
Advertisement In France, they never just ask strangers out It's not done. The French will only ask you out after they have gotten to know you very well, Seiter added. French men are expected to pursue vigorously while the women are expected to act coy and blush at flirtation,' Chetrit said.
In the US, she added, Americans determine their relationship style not by their gender, but by their unique personalities. Women, for example, can be the initiator and pursue the man. Advertisement They don't have the relationship talk It just kind of happens. That's right, the first kiss seals the deal. This intimacy that is established is a common basis for a relationship amongst the French, according to Chetrit. Americans tend to base relationships off of a range of things such as friendship, attraction, etc.
It merely translates to 'I like you a lot, baby,' according to The Local. Advertisement The French are more serious in their relationships They are in it to win it. My grandfather said, 'Why you go out then if you are not getting married? Quite oppositely, the French are all for PDA. They have no problem with making out just about anywhere, according to Stylecaster. Afterall, where do you think 'French kissing' got started?