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. In France, we only have exclusive relationships. Americans go on formal dates; we keep things secret. The dating cultures are just so different. Here are the four main differences I think would surprise Americans about French dating culture:. You might wonder how people get to know each other then.
European Dating Culture
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Given the size of Europe and the many different countries that exist within its borders, the dating customs from country to country vary. While in some countries the typical American idea of dating, whereby two people exclusively see each other and others know about it, does exist, it is not prevalent in all societies. A look at the top five most notable European countries shows the variance in culture. According to "France Today," French singles primarily spend time in groups as friends. It's customary in France for people to get to know each other slowly and allow romance to develop over time. It is frequently said that people somehow just end up together. Relationships, romantic or otherwise, are not labeled or defined as stringently as in American dating culture.
Dating Customs in the USA
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See Full Schedule. On the surface, U. If all goes well, schedule a second date.