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.It was a wonderful wedding; everyone had a great time dancing until 3 a.m., a bottle of champagne in each hand."I love your brother-in-law," I said in between bites of bad French pizza that we somehow managed to find along Boulevard de Clichy in Pigalle. "I just adore the dickens out of him."Henri put down his slice and his eyes began to look damp, as if he were about to cry. " Henri's brother-in-law was old enough to be my father.Considering I had just complimented his family, I thought they would be tears of joy. " he asked in his thick French accent through a mix of sadness, anger, and betrayal. Heavy-set and intellectual, he had a house in the French Alps and a black Porsche; things some women might be wooed by, sure, but even if he weren't married to Henri's sister, I didn't want to leave Henri for him.Hipster jeans, mini skirts and anything which reveals too much flesh or – horrors – a midriff is frowned upon. There’s no room for casual attire either so jogging bottoms and a pair of flip-flops for a trip to the supermarket are a no-no. 2 BEWARE OF OTHER WOMEN Where the fairer sex is concerned it’s best to be on your guard.Cheryl mustn’t be surprised if other femmes fatales make a play for Jean-Bernard.
For example, we do not speak very often in between dates.
Today, thanks to my guest Dan Rock, you will discover the sometimes subtle, sometimes BIG differences between cultures that lead to dating difficulties. What differences did you see between the French culture and yours?
), but mainly because of all those unwritten rules and HUGE cultural traps!
Even if I was single, I had zero interest in this older man.
I simply loved him the way one loves pizza or a Jimmy Stewart movie.