A is for Always be safe. Always have at least one condom in your purse. That said, don't get your hopes up. B is for Bubbles. Champagne is the only acceptable drink to celebrate. C is for Compliment. The man is supposed to compliment the woman at every possible opportunity. Coffee won't cut it, especially on Valentine's Day. Take a look at these romantic restaurants in Paris for inspiration. E is for Early don't be. Always be at least 15 minutes late.
Personally I hate it but that's the way it is. We French are always late. And no cheap date please. McDonald's or Burger King won't make the cut. F is for Flesh. Women should avoid showing too much flesh. In France, it is always better to suggest rather than be half-naked. G is for Gentlemen. The man is supposed to pay for the romantic dinners, the drinks and the outings. In fact, he is supposed to pay for everything, or at least suggest he will.
Women can protest a little bit but if he insists you have to let him pay. Men need to be very forward. Women expect the whole shebang: French women need to play hard to get. My tip for him: I is for Initiative. The guy has to take the initiative. It sounds old-fashioned, but that's how it works. But if the woman does take the initiative, she has to make the man believe that he did all the work. But if you don't do it, you will look needy.
J is for Jean-Paul Sartre. Read the existentialists and as much boring French stuff as you can Tip for you: We French love to boast about our culture. We are obsessed with complicated words too here are a few that you can use: Prepare your own list to shine during dinners with family and friends. K is for Kitchen. If you're a man, get in the kitchen and start doing your bit. According to French extra-marital dating site Gleeden , husbands not doing their fair share of the household chores is one of the top reasons cited by women for why they cheat.
L is for Lying. Cut your losses and move on. No, not all French men have mistresses. There are some decent French men. It is all about finding the right one. Avoid politicians at all costs and you should be OK.
N is for Names. If you make it to babies then note that medieval names are making a comeback: Corentin and Tugdual for the boys, and Isabeau or Alienor for the girls. O is for Orgasm. French women are more likely to fake an orgasm than any other women in the Western world, a study found.
P is for Pout. I know that this sounds completely counter-intuitive, but it works. We French love making things complicated. Q is for Quote. The French love a bit of poetic language, so quote some idiomatic French expressions on your dates to get yourself fluent in the language of love.
R is for Romance. Once you're together, hold hands, be romantic. You are in love. Unleash your inner softie. And yes, we French are very, well, physical. You will spend days on end in bed.
T is for Twice. If you decide to get married, you might need to get married twice with the same person, obviously: U is for Uber.
If you're hiding another lover from your Valentine, perhaps don't borrow their phone to book your Uber ride back from the date, or they could end up finding out more than you intended, as one man recently found out. V is for Valentine's. Spending Valentine's alone in the City of Light? W is for Women. French women aren't easy to please, and can have quite specific requirements of their prospective partners.
Get to know the guidelines on seducing a French woman before you attempt it yourself. So be careful what you say to a French man in the bedroom, as you might inadvertently hit upon a sensitive topic. In France, you don't grow older, you get better. Studies say that even the sex gets better when you age. Think Catherine Deneuve or Francois Cluzet. Z is for ZZZZ.
After taking in all this advice, you can finally relax, be happy and look happy. Because whatever everybody says, living in France has a lot of advantages.