Reasons for dating
However, I do find since dating Frenchmen that I have a newfound self-esteem for me.
I comfortably run errands, go to work or go out for a drink without makeup… I don’t feel the need anymore to put on makeup so I don’t scare my colleagues.
It is really so liberating to date someone who’s been raised in society that is so open and accepting about affection. Obviously, there are exceptions to every rule, but men are generally more in touch with their “feminine side” in France meaning certain behaviors that are socially acceptable in France, could be considered emasculating in the US.
So, even if it was all in good fun, I got multiple comments about what we think are the positive points of dating a Frenchman.
I clearly married Robin in all his fabulous Frenchness, so while I could list hundreds of positive reasons, I’ll stick to 8 so you don’t conk out mid article :p Oh and if you love all things Rosie like me, check out our 2nd Valentine’s Day collaboration about the top things France does better than the US and New Zealand here! Some people live for the cat and mouse chase and it makes the reward at the end of the race all more delicious.
Don’t get me wrong, wine, beer, liquor, really all types of alcohol are popular in France.
I’m not suggesting that if you walk into a bar all men are casually sipping on drinks with little umbrellas in them.