History of dating etiquette

06-Jun-2019 18:01 by 10 Comments

History of dating etiquette

I’m going to start out with a disclaimer: Every person- and consequently every situation- is different. I am going off of my experience and some discussions with my Japanese friends and friends who have lengthy experience with the culture.I’m sure people can find exceptions to what I am putting forth as general rules. Additionally, I am a man, so all of my understanding comes from the perspective of a man.

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Be clear and direct – the French are passionate people.You can expect a text message or call a day after the date itself.Communication Trying the silent treatment when you want to end a relationship or indicate that you are not interested does not work in France.The ‘non’ can be interpreted as a ‘maybe’, ‘convince me’ or ‘try harder’.You can message more, but don’t be too pushy, if the ‘no’ keeps cropping up, read the signs and leave them alone. First kiss Traditionally, the first kiss on the lips seals some unwritten agreement that you are starting a relationship and will begin to be exclusive.It is not unusual for the words ‘je t’aime’ to come quite quickly but this really depends on the individual.

Call me Make sure you keep your phone turned on because, in between dates, the French like to keep in touch.Meeting The French tend to meet for the first time through social circles or friends.They rarely go on blind dates and prefer to get to know each other first.Turn up late This is all about not appearing too eager, and the French, and more specifically those from the South of France, are notorious for being late.There is even a name for it – le quart d’heure de politesse!I’ve included my thoughts as a Westerner on Japanese dating culture for that reason.