When social encounters with foreigners involve romance, your cultural makeup can trip you up if you don't know what to expect.
The man-meets-woman language in France represents a major cultural difference for Americans.
When a man asks a French woman out and she says no, he might recognize this as a form of coy flirting and the desire to be pursued.
Her "no" could actually means "convince me" or "maybe." Should he not text and call her in pursuit, she knows he has changed his mind.
He will, however, call and text you regularly after he considers you his partner.
Word games and "the silent treatment" when something is wrong don't work with a French partner; he often prefers a direct, more passionate approach.
In France, women expect men to initiate the relationship.
A Frenchman continues to chase the woman he’s interested in at dinner parties and outings with their mutual friends.
A kiss on the mouth changes the dynamics between people in France.
Once you kiss someone on the mouth, you become exclusive to each other unless you agree otherwise.