Dating other countries
Plus, American men are much more forward and outgoing when pursuing someone. S., we have very few dating traditions (the man pays, the man opens the door) and even those we are quickly getting rid of, deeming them antiquated and sexist.Once two people kiss while sober (French teenagers drink a lot, as it’s legal), they can already consider the other one as their boyfriend/girlfriend, and assume the relationship is going to be exclusive — there’s no need to define it.When you kiss at a party, things are a little bit different: You might need to talk about what happened the night before and decide if you want to be an item or not.But in other countries, dating traditions are alive and well! Shutterstock In Japan, on Valentine’s Day the girls are to buy the boys chocolate and the boys just sit back and receive.
and more obsessed with marriage.""In the USA, you have to go on a date in a hot dress and wear sexy makeup.
But it doesn’t matter who says it first, when, or why.
And when “je t’aime” becomes a regular sentence pronounced in the relationship, it will also be kept private: I’ve never heard some of my friends who have been together for years say “I love you” to each other. Our cultural differences start from the little things, and I find it beyond intriguing to see how the country we live in influences even the way we act in our love life.
The boyfriend/girlfriend gets introduced to the family only if the couple has been dating for a few months, and we usually don’t talk about our love life with our parents.
A couple doesn’t need to make their relationship public; lots of people keep it a secret for weeks to see if it’s working before even telling their closest friends.
A few days ago, as an American friend of mine was telling me all about her new boyfriend and how he had asked her out with flowers, I realized how different courtship and dating is for teens in France and the US. Americans go on formal dates; we keep things secret.