" banter where neither one of us has any clue as to what the other is saying. We met one night a few years ago in a Parisian cabaret in Montmartre and had one of those whirlwind romances I never believed existed before I met him. As a born and raised New Englander who moved to New York City 12 years ago, and is married to a born and raised Parisian, we definitely have a pretty interesting relationship. Something you don't realize until you're married to a foreigner: at least 10 percent of our day is devoted to some "Who's on First?That's not a bad thing, of course, but before I get into why French men make the best husbands, I thought I should mention that. However, I'm learning to appreciate what I once thought only existed in storybooks.4. While a lot of Americans cringe at public displays of affection, the French are all over that. My father, also being French, is the exact same way.Is every single French guy out there just like Olivier? But, overall and from what I've gathered from other French people I know, they do get my star of approval when it comes to life partners. Even when we argue, my immediate reaction is to tackle him to the ground and smother him with love. If you're married to a French man, you'll never spend a single moment sulking over the fact that he won't hold your hand or kiss you in public; you'll practically be smacking him away to stop. Their love of food is practically a sexual experience. I'd go so far as to say that I love food more than anything in the world, except my dog, of course. Get him and Olivier together, and it's non-stop for hours; put them in a room with strangers and they're more than content.7. Although I like to kid with Olivier that the French are lazy (they do have far more vacation time than Americans could possibly dream of), the reality is that they, literally, just take time to smell the flowers.
So if you find yourself having a hard time understanding his culture’s idea of “l’amour”, not to worry, I’m here to help. No, probably not, but as a country France is pretty flirty.While I usually don’t subscribe to most stereotypes, there are always a few that are true enough to merit their labels. Playful—but always polite—conversations can be had between friends, between strangers, and even between married men and women with people who aren’t their significant other (gasp! In other cultures this may raise a few eyebrows, and tempers, but in France it’s just a conversation, there’s no strings attached. It’s more complicated than that, but that’s the most concise way I can think to put it.