Dating in different areas is majorly influenced by culture and longtime practices. Here are a few ways in which modern dating in France is different from that in America.
The formality of the Date
Whereas Americans would organize a formal date, a day or an evening to go out and spend time together, the French do not have anything that resembles dating. In France, people will majorly meet in social groups and know each other from there.
After which the two would start spending more time together by let’s say one of them preparing dinner at their apartment and this continues into grabbing a coffee after school or work, and this is the process in France.
On the other hand, Americans and Canadians would organize big things by big I mean it comes out as a dangerous thing, yes it may be.
Pace of Dating
Whereas Americans would ask any random person out on a date, in France the process is quite complicated and more prolonged. Two people must have met through a mutual friend of a respective group for them to start thinking of even going out together in France.
In America, people tend to be more liberal on dating matters and can quickly get to the point of asking for a relationship as soon as they get to meet you.
Open Demonstration of Affection (ODA)
French teenagers in modern dating will rarely show affection on the streets. Many responses indicate that there is very little show of intimacy and love in the streets of Paris compared to any other city in America.
French involved in modern dating keep their dating experiences as secret as possible and even rarely talk with their parents whereas those dating in America and countries in the West tend to be quicker at telling others about their relationships and do not waste time in showing everyone in the streets that they are in love.
Exclusivity of a Date
Modern dating in Africa, the west, and even Asia tend to have the Defining the Relationship (DTR) face. At this point, the two in a relationship, whether straight or LGBTQ, are expected to make clear their intended direction with the link and how they would want things to be.
It is the point of knowing whether we are really having a relationship or we are just flirting, and that is it. However, in Europe and France in particular, there are a lot of assumptions and exclusivity.
In this case, when partners have kissed before either in a party or sort of, there is a possibility that either must have started thinking of a relationship and if this happens some time one can comfortably say they are in a relationship and are dating.
Depths of ‘I LOVE YOU’
Whereas in the West and Africa, the word ‘I Love You’ could cause drama
and attention, in French especially where love and like are almost synonymous there is no big deal when someone says ‘I love you.’
It draws very little attention if any and it also does not matter who says it and why they say it, unlike modern dating in America where should one partner hear their partner telling anyone else that they love them that would almost definitely cause a drama.