Unless you’re in a one night kind of relationship, this automatically translates to exclusivity.
What this means for you: Culture isn’t always an excuse.
Don’t accept all behaviors just because you think it might be a cultural difference.
Remember, if you want to have a shot at turning a dating relationship into a serious commitment, you get to call the shots and go at your own pace.
And speaking of setting your own pace, it’s important that you take some of the stress off of yourself and recognize that finding that perfect person won’t necessarily happen overnight.
Whether you’re currently seeing a Frenchman, or have one in mind (you sly girl), you may start finding you have more and more miscommunications as time goes on.
Even if your man comes from a country associated with romance and love, that doesn’t mean he loves learning about other dating cultures.
They don’t always prearrange dates; expect to get a few last minute calls asking for your company.
Their dates aren’t always one-on-one; expect a good amount of those calls I mentioned (especially at first) to include the company of some friends. In the UK and US it’s not uncommon to date a couple of people at the same time and get to know them before you decide if you want to pursue a serious relationship with one of them and get rid of the rest. During this “get to know you” period, you may kiss one or more of your suitors just to test the waters or move things past the “just friends” label.
And that means breaking out of your comfort zone and making yourself open and available to meet new guys and gals and have new experiences.
So whether you sign up for a different dating app, ask to be fixed up and/or join a singles walking group, you’re taking strides toward making a real effort to meet others.
Not only are you putting yourself in a better position to have a good time right off the bat, but even if you don’t hit it off with this person, you’ll still get something out of the date that you enjoyed.