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For anyone out there who might be a new reader here, my husband is French. His name is Tom and he’s lived in France his entire life. Although he has a French passport, I surprisingly don’t think of him as French. What do I mean by that? Just that I don’t think of him as “the French dude I married.” He speaks perfect English, gets American culture, enjoys American shows and just fits in with everyone back home. He’s not a foreigner in my mind. I just think of him as Tom and not any different than me. Over the years, I think I’ve Americanized him and he’s always had an interest in learning English, watching American TV shows and visiting my homeland — Tom is more like a regular ol’ American with a funny accent. But, and then of course there’s a but, a little quirk emerges that clearly crosses him over into French territory.
What kind of French quirks am I talking about?
If you’re new around here, you should know that I’m married to a pretty cool French dude named Tom. He appreciates a fine meal, dresses sharp and insists on wearing slippers in the house. Being in an intercultural relationship can be quite an experience, so here are 6 things that are totally true when your husband is French!
Tom is the only French guy I’ve ever dated, so I had it easy when it came to the whole French dating game. He’s really easy going, spoke a good level of English when we met and was familiar with American culture from TV and movies (and what did I know about French dating culture at the time? Not much!).
Our relationship developed from genuine friendship and wasn’t rushed or forced. But as time went on and we discovered more about dating customs in our respective countries, we felt lucky to have found each other and just let things work naturally. The “rules” and differences between French and American dating culture are definitely there, but if you don’t know about them, you might end up hurt and confused or leave someone else feeling that way. So here’s a handy guide on some of the things you need to know about dating a French guy.
If you’ve found a keeper, want to test the waters, or are just curious…