Here I’m assuming that one of the two persons involved is a local. The dream of every foreign woman, and a few gay men too… Do you simply go to the country, you meet the man, and there you go? Everything in our lives is influenced by our cultures. I say “the country you’re in” and not “the nationality of the person you’re dating” because I believe that, at least in the beginning, you cannot assume that a local will know the dating rules in your country; on the other hand, if you are the displaced one, you may already know all too well about this little thing called “cultural differences”.And more important, people that are dating will kiss at the first date and regularly after that, even if they don’t think/feel that they are in a relationship, even if they see other people. Well, kissing while completely wasted is somewhat OK, but will sometimes become very embarrassing the following day, depending on who kissed who.However, in a dating situation, kissing on the lips, and especially French kissing, means one and only thing: you want to be in a relationship with the person.That fear that American people have to offend other people is totally misunderstood in France.In France, it’s OK to offend people, or rather, it’s the offended responsibility to be offended or not, not the offender’s one.
Sometimes, people, especially when they’re drunk, will kiss for whatever reason.
One big mistake a bunch of people make when dealing with love and relationships is to assume that: Wrong! Ignoring the dating rules of the country you’re in will cause trouble and failures in your dating attempts (yes, I’m sadly talking from experience here, Jennifer, if you read this : “sorry, I misunderstood a few things back in 1998”).
Things will be slightly different if they’re both foreigners in a third country.
” You usually ask this to the girl after you’ve known her a little, having met her at work, school, through common friends, etc.
I say , because it’s really rare that the woman asks the man out in France. Please note that in France, you rarely meet your future date in a bar or a club… A big difference between both countries is the bar scene.