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Top ten tips for finding French love

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Robert Doisneau's famous photograph of a Kiss, taken in front of the Hotel de Ville in Paris. Photo Kait Jarbeau / Flickr
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For many people making a romantic French connection is still thought of as the Holy Grail when it comes to finding a partner. So to mark Valentine's Day The Local has come up with some dating tips to help both men and women in their quest to find Gallic romance.

Are you looking for the perfect man or woman? Then where better to find one than France - the home of romance. But the quest to find a French lover is not necessarily an easy mission for foreigners as it can be fraught with cultural obstacles and minefields of faux pas.

Whether it’s how to dress, how to behave, how much to drink or not to drink in this case, The Local has solicited the advice of a few experts and come up with 10 tips for both men and women on how to date a French person.

For those hoping to charm their way into the lives of a French woman we've tracked down leading French behaviour expert Géraldine Lepère to make sure you do and say all the right things, and avoid making a potentially relationship ruining gaffe.

From turning up the volume on your foreign accent to dressing like a native and complimenting your date at every possibility, Lepère, has all the advice you will need so your relationship does not end before that first kiss.

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And for those who may have had a life-long ambition to bed and wed a French man we’ve asked Paris-based expert writers Amanda Cox and Felicia Craddock to tell you all you need to know to set you on your way.

Whether it’s encouraging you to sex it up in the bedroom or tone it down with the make-up their dating tips will help you prepare for what is in store for you.

CLICK HERE for In Pictures: Top ten tips on dating a French man

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Géraldine Lepère is the author of the blog "Comme une française” and the online course “Your vie en rose” for English-speaking expats planning a move to France.
Amanda Cox has literally written the blog on her subject, "How to date a Frenchman"

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