Yep, this is how French women are, and as a consequence, this is how French men (that have only dated French women) will behave too.
Also note that blind dates are almost non-existent in France.
But also note that all of those things have been changing a lot in recent years because of internet dating that has become extremely popular in France, and especially in Paris. So if a French woman says no when you ask her out (or anything else), it doesn’t mean that she doesn’t want to go out with you, it means she’s playing hard to get, and you’ll have to ask several times.
OK, it doesn’t work for everything (even in France, telling your girlfriend she looks fat in that dress is a big no no), but overall, French people are much more open and upfront than Americans.
Keep that in mind when you’re in a relationship with a French person, whether it is about what they say or about what you say (or rather what you don’t dare to say).
Sometimes, people, especially when they’re drunk, will kiss for whatever reason.
And more important, people that are dating will kiss at the first date and regularly after that, even if they don’t think/feel that they are in a relationship, even if they see other people. Well, kissing while completely wasted is somewhat OK, but will sometimes become very embarrassing the following day, depending on who kissed who.Remember that dates are not as codified in France, which means that basically anything goes, and what will make it a good or a bad date is whether you had a good time or not, and not whether he or she said or did this or that.Now, here are a few important points where things are quite different between France and the US (sorry for the non-Americans among you, but I’m sure you can compare to your own culture): In the US, there are all those strange rules about calling; who’s calling who, when, how much time between two calls, etc, etc. And, usually and contrarily to the US, the more the guy calls, the better.One thing that’s not exactly related to dating, but it can be…That fear that American people have to offend other people is totally misunderstood in France.He’s been trained to behave like that by French woman, and he’s just thinking you’re playing hard to get and/or you need convincing. I’ve noticed that in an American woman’s mouth “I don’t know” often means “no” and “maybe” often means “yes”.