Though only a plane ride away, these countries are extremely different.Check out the infographic below highlighting the difference between French culture and American culture.Madame Figaro reminds French women in the States to not send the first SMS after an encounter, so as not to seem “desperate”.The man, also pretending to be busy and not desperate, will generally follow a “three-day rule” in waiting to text the woman for a second date.
They have various expressions for the act; rouler une pelle — to turn the spatula — is particularly popular.
I guess it’s much more accepted in France for men and women to be friends.
However, if a woman is dining with a man, you can bet he will pick up the check. I usually trick them by asking to be excused (as if I was going to the lady’s room, grab the waiter and give him my credit card).
They needed everything to be explicit” — in terms of whether or not an outing was officially a date.
Americans are thus obliged to officially ask each other out, and the first date is often for a drink and to make small talk.