Dating a married persian man

If I’ve learnt anything during my two years in Paris, it’s that there are certain measures, habits and role reversals we women might feel the need to adopt when playing the dating game with French men.

They are, as I’ve come to be enlightened, entirely different to English men.

It will be more satisfying for you when he dreams up a fabulous idea for a date because he knows you would just love it.

This sounded perfect until I Googled the bar and saw it was listed as, ‘Un établissement gay et lesbian’.

But what happens if you find yourself in a stalemate situation where neither of you is making the move to take your relationship to the next stage?

You could tell him that he’s great or that he’s nice by saying, ‘Tu es génial’ or ‘Tu es très sympa’, while brushing the hair away from his face… In a totally different situation, if he starts referring to you as his girlfriend after the second date, that’s pretty normal.

After many dates turning sour or crushes who disappear seamlessly into thin air, I’ve been educated on what to expect when you’re dating native French men. I’d spent my whole life believing it was the man’s decision to say where we should go, what we should do.

I’ve been left speechless when I’ve been asked before several of my dates, ‘So, what would you like to do?

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