Though we may have had our differences, we still shared the commonality of being American.
Before meeting my Frenchman, I had no idea how large of a role culture could play in relationships.
Although I identify with my ethnic background, my mannerisms scream American.
I looking to find out if we are suffering from cultural misunderstandings or it is just not meant to be.
He was a complete stranger, and I said hello to him in the Times Square subway station in New York City.
Initially, I had absolutely no idea he was French; I just thought he was cute.
Sure, they will go out for dinner and do fun activities, but it’s not packaged up in a formal and contrived manner. It’s more organic and instead of defining the relationship in order to know how to act, they let the relationship unfold and the label of boyfriend/girlfriend just naturally develops in the process. European men are comfortable with women, which leads to respect for women.
Perhaps this has to do with their upbringing, where it’s very normal for boys and girls to play and intermingle together.