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Ten reasons why it's good to date other expats

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Ten reasons why it's good to date other expats
Ten reasons why it might be a good idea to date a fellow expat in France. Photo: Fred Dufour/AFP
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You've upped sticks, settled in France and you're slowly embracing the local culture. But that doesn't mean you are obliged to fall in love with a local. Here, The Local lists ten reasons why it's a good idea to date a fellow expat.

On the face of it, dating a local in your new country makes good sense. You'll probably pick up the native language faster, you'll feel more integrated - and you'll even have your very own (free) tour guide.

But there are also some very good reasons why it might be a good idea not to go native when looking for love.  So, here, for what it's worth, are ten reasons why you might prefer to date a fellow outsider - and if you're convinced, why not check out The Local's very own dating section for expats?

Click here to view our gallery of ten reasons why you should date a fellow expat.


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