Unlike in the States where men can be a little stingy with their love, French men just go with it if they’re feeling it.
After we had said goodbye to our guests and made our way to the honeymoon suite—a rundown apartment in Montmartre that smelled of mildew and stinky cheese—I proceeded to recap the evening.
How was I to know that addressing my aggressive cat as a feminine noun would have such a salacious dirty double meaning?
but French guys really do love declaring this early on in a relationship.
This year, I celebrate my 25 wedding anniversary with my French husband. My goodness, I’ve lived longer with this man than any member of my own family. Or will you be The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower and find that love has been sitting right under your nose like Audrey Hepburn in While my Parisian love stories have been far from a string of scenes written for romantic comedies, I have come out of these six years with an understanding of how dating in Paris works, and perhaps a little bit more about myself. Before my arrival I was convinced that I was going to be swept off my feet by my French heartthrob, indie actor Louis Garrel, and that all French men looked like him. How exciting it is to come to a city that is celebrated for being steeped in such romantic culture from its art to its architecture. “An American Girl in Paris” by way of Carrie Bradshaw and get slapped by your pretentious artist and simply fall into your Parisian love story after a little time travel, during a solo stroll on Pont Alexandre III?“My family and friends in the States keep asking me who I’m ‘dating’ or if I’m going to be out on a ‘date’ on Saturday night,” she lamented.“I’m having a really hard time explaining that in France people go out in groups and then just kind of end up with each other.” We sighed.