I never thought that the cultural background of a dating prospect would make much of a difference when it came to relationships.
However, since living in New York, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many different people from various backgrounds and it’s become clear that there are definite cultural norms specific to European men versus American men (especially New Yorkers).
I may not have gone on a first date in over a decade but this much I know: dating in Britain happens at night. And if you don’t end the night with a snog and cursory fumble then it’s safe to assume that one or possibly both parties was more turned on by the cutlery you used at dinner than the person sitting opposite. S., serial dating is as common as eating cereal for breakfast. Furthermore it’s okay—expected even—for you to mention that you’re also seeing other people. invention designed to sanitize the process of mate selection and make it seem less murky, awkward and heart-rending than it actually is.
Daytime dates are a thing here If they can avoid it, Brits don’t do scary stuff by daylight.Even for a married woman to go out with a male friend who is single: I often travel to Paris by myself, Leyla and Olivier stay in Paimpol, and have dinner with one (or several) of our good male friend(s), single or not.Olivier trusts me, and we both trust our friend(s), who would never make a pass at me.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.The below is a list of some of the themes and commonalities observed.I guess it’s much more accepted in France for men and women to be friends.