• France's news in English
 
app_header_v3

Top ten tips for finding French love

The Local · 14 Feb 2013, 16:00

Published: 14 Feb 2013 08:46 GMT+01:00
Updated: 14 Feb 2013 16:00 GMT+01:00

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.

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

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

Story continues below…

Date other expats in France at meet@thelocal

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"

Your comments about this article

2013-02-14 15:04:03 by Eric
Be a person of quality to attract a person of quality.
Today's headlines
Which of France's strikes could affect Euro 2016?
Photos: AFP

A series of ongoing strikes in France could continue to affect the country throughout the Euro 2016 tournament, which starts in just two weeks.

Fuel crisis eases as French police unblock depots
Tires on fire in front of an oil depot near the Total refinery of Donges, western France, on Friday. Photo: AFP

After a week of fuel shortages in France, things are improving in time for the weekend.

Opinion - French strikes
'Stop pissing everyone off': French boss to union chief
Philippe Martinez, the head of the CGT union. Photo: AFP

In an open letter to the man attempting to bring France to a standstill, a business owner tells him to stop "living in the past" and stop "pissing everyone off".

Want a '30-hour work week'? Move to Paris (or Lyon)
Lunchtime in Paris? Photo: reynermedia/Flickr

Workers in Paris and Lyon put in the fewest hours out of 71 major cities around the world. Lazy or supremely efficient.

The nations the French love to make fun of the most
Photo: Romain Seignovert

The British are not the French's top target, believe it or not.

What's the story behind French Neighbours' Day?
Families get together in the northern suburbs of Paris on Neighbour's Day. Photo: AFP

Fuel crisis
Renting a car in fuel-starved France? No need to panic
Photo: AFP

While France's fuel concerns have prompted holiday cancellations, car rental companies say travellers have nothing to worry about.

French soldier knifed by men 'angry over Syria bombings'
Photo: AFP

A French soldier was knifed by two men armed who he claimed reproached him for France's military intervention in Syria.

Opinion - Strikes in France
France is heading into a 'summer of discontent'
Photo: AFP

This isn’t 1970s Britain but France in 2016.

'Don't worry, France is far from running out of fuel'
The area around Paris and parts of western France appear to be the worst hit. Image: Essence smartphone app

French petroleum industry chiefs try to calm fears but trade unions have called for protests and strikes to be stepped up.

National
Which of France's strikes could affect Euro 2016?
Sponsored Article
Eat, learn, live: unforgettable holidays in France
'You're not welcome': French police chief warns English yobs
How to avoid running out of fuel if you're coming to France
National
It's Neighbours' Day! But what does it all mean?
National
The French fuel crisis for dummies: 27 key questions
National
The trials and tribulations of moving to rural France
National
Five free smartphone apps to help you find petrol in France
National
A complete guide to France's (many) ongoing strikes
Culture
Paris: Street artist makes the Louvre pyramid disappear
Interactive map: Where to find petrol in France
Who is the French union in a 'fight to the death' with the government?
Society
Opinion: Why the French are absolutely right to go on strike
National
Here's why both sides despise France's labour reforms
National
Who is really to blame for the fuel crisis in France?
National
Here are the parts of France hardest hit by the fuel shortages
Travel
It will soon be time to say 'au revoir' to the Paris Metro ticket
Culture
Revealed: The ultimate sex map of France
National
Migrants at Calais camp given dignity in death
International
How good is security at Charles de Gaulle airport?
Culture
How to make a traditional French cassoulet
Culture
IN PICS: Commuter trains in Paris get royal makeover
International
Terror attack 'likeliest cause' of missing EgyptAir plane
International
Who was on board the missing EgyptAir flight from Paris?
2,735
jobs available