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By all means, get in there and book him in for another date.It is natural (in France), for a woman to be completely honest and tell the man she wants to see him again.After summoning my friends to a crisis coffee meeting, where I had to tell them about what had just happened to me, my friends explained I had, in fact, told him that I liked him a lot – but as a friend.One of my friends even likened saying ‘Je t’aime bien’ to something you might say to a sandwich. In England, if you told someone you liked him or her a lot, you would have been declaring some pretty strong romantic feelings for that person and would most likely be holding out for a future relationship with them.

When dating the French, however, it is completely normal for the woman to tell the man when she wants to see him again.

Oh how different things might have been if I’d known then what I know now… You flirt, perhaps touch each other a little, (or, in my case, he brushed my leg with his foot under the table once, I blush thinking he’s outrageously flirting with me only for him then to apologise for accidentally kicking me.) Anyway, the chemistry is going wild yet he hasn’t made the move and kissed you.

I certainly learnt the hard way what you must never say to a French man if you wish to declare your feelings (en francais, parce que c’est plus romantique comme ça…) So, you’re dating. I was once in this position with a man I had feelings for, I was cautiously optimistic that he felt the same way but neither of us was brave enough to admit our feelings.

If he’s really not making an effort, however, he’s probably not worth pursuing.

I’d previously been used to a world where if you appeared ‘too keen’, you might lose the guy prematurely.

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