What makes you tear your hair out about having a French partner. Photo: Jposh Janssen.
Top Ten: Troubles expats have with French lovers
Published: 29 Aug 2013 16:10 GMT+02:00
Updated: 29 Aug 2013 16:10 GMT+02:00
The French are known for being romantic, seductive and sexy, so it’s no wonder so many expats seek “l'amour” in France. But having a French lover is not always plain sailing, as our expat readers will tell you in this list of Top Ten complaints about having a French partner.
Finding love in France is the lifelong dream of many an expat who ends up on these shores.
But as our readers will confirm (most of them anonymously) having a French girlfriend or boyfriend, husband or wife is not always plain sailing and cultural clashes can often lead to rows, disgreements and even lengthy sulks.
After hearing our French readers complain about their expat partners in our gallery two weeks ago, now its time for foreigners to get their grievances off their chests. Read on as the expats reveal the truth about life and love with their French amoureux.
CLICK HERE for Top Ten: Expat complaints about having a French partner
Are you surprised? Or can you contribute more? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
And just in case you missed it you can CLICK HERE to read the Top Ten French complaints about having an expat lover.
Date other expats in France at meet@thelocal
Don't want to miss a story about France? - Then join The Local France on Facebook and Twitter.
by Naomi Firsht
Here's a sneak peak at France's much anticipated rugby hunk calendar. Photo: Screengrab/StadeFrançais
France's annual calendar featuring the country's rugby hunks has unveiled its cover boy for the 2015 edition, but also a video of the making of 'Les Dieux du Stade' that should interest fans of these lightly clothed fellows.
A French minister is in hot water after calling factory workers illiterate. Photo: Fred Tanneau/AFP
France's whizzkid new economy minister has been begging for forgiveness after referring to women workers at a troubled factory as 'illiterates' just weeks after his boss President François Hollande was accused of calling the poor "toothless".
A group of French chefs would like to put this bird back on the menu. Photo: Sergey Pisarevskiy/Flickr
Top French chefs, including Alain Ducasse, want to be able to serve a long-banned delicacy -- a tiny songbird that was a favourite of the late president François Mitterrand and is traditionally eaten whole while wearing a napkin over your head
UK-bound migrants rushed a truck (not this one) and fought with police in Calais. Photo: Denis Charlet/AFP
Migrants who tried to force their way onto UK-bound trucks at the port of Calais on Wednesday prompted clashes with police, who responded with tear gas. It's the latest confrontation in the long-running migrant crisis that involves France and Britain.
French police busted a suspectd jihad recruitment cell. Photo: AFP
As parliament debates a bill that would ban French citizens travelling abroad for jihad, police arrest six people suspected of recruiting candiates for "holy war" in the Middle East
France's whizzkid economy minister says France's flailing economy has left the country 'sick'. Photo: AFP
France's freshly minted economy minister, a former Rothschild banker, said the country is 'sick' due to record unemployment and stagnant growth. The only way to heal the patient is through reforms, he said.
One angry French taxpayer decided she'd had enough. Photo: Coins
A young Frenchwoman dumped thousands of centime coins on her local tax office to pay off her bill and protest against a French system that overtaxes its people. She also explained her actions by saying, "I am French and I love to complain!"
The Air France pilots' strike has stretched into its third day. Photo: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP
Over half of Air France's flights were grounded on Wednesday as a pilots' strike stretched into its third day. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, exasperated by the action, called it 'incomprehensible'.
Jane Hartley, left, has gotten the OK of US lawmakers to be the next ambassador to France. Photo: AFP
American lawmakers gave their OK on Tuesday for Jane Hartley, a top Obama fundraiser, to become the United State's new top diplomat in France.
French lawmaker have supported a new anti-terror bill. Photo: AFP
As the number of French nationals waging jihad abroad creeps toward 1,000, French lawmakers have approved an anti-terror bill aimed at keeping would-be fighters from heading to war.