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I had a pleasant time, but after two unanswered calls and a text, I never heard from her again.Or how about that time I went out to a girl’s cottage in Normandy only to find out that she wanted our relationship to be just “a weekend thing”?I’m not one to complain about hanging with a hottie in the French countryside, but how could I have misunderstood so many dates?I’m not going to chalk up this dating dilemma to mere linguistic or cultural differences, or even the supposed “hook up culture” among 20-somethings.I also don’t think it can be explained by French women simply not finding American men attractive.When my French begins to slip and my American accent shines through, that’s the time I get the most bites from French women.You’ll notice in all of these it’s not just womanhood being attained, but also — you guessed it — a French man.
But after a year or two with some hard work, a smart, enterprising American woman can gain access to all sorts of professional and social networks in France, so I wouldn’t be comfortable saying practicalities alone explain why French man / American woman couples flourish while French woman / American man duos often sink.
Add in the fact that they can cook, and American men might as well throw in the towel now.
Of course, it’s not just blind adoration and romanticization that makes the French man / American woman relationship the preferred dynamic.
It may just be me, but it seems that one date isn’t enough to get past these heavy cultural expectations. After all, that Molière play could’ve been the best date of my life.
So, French ladies, I promise we’re not all the uncultured clowns you might think we are. Perhaps we can both endeavor to give one another a second chance?