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Differences between french and american dating culture

In France we get to know someone while we are their girlfriend (versus the opposite in America).

Would you buy a pair of pants without trying them on?

Why agree to a relationship when you don't even know the person? would you give your keys of your car to someone you just met? So why would you give the exclusivity of yourself after two dates?

In the French culture kissing/affection is considered something big- often shared between boyfriends/girlfriends that are exclusive.

First, it's often rare for two people to go out alone... Second, affection is saved for a 'sure thing'; if kissing is started it's considered as if there's something between the two people and beyond three it's considered like an exclusive thing...

then you can present the person as your boyfriend/girlfriend.

Finding the Inbetween Finding a balance between these two cultures tends to be a challenge; my recommendation when dating French people is to explain up front what the deal is with Americans.

It's not a 'tie down' or a concept that you are automatically exclusive with a person.