I guess it’s much more accepted in France for men and women to be friends.
However, if a woman is dining with a man, you can bet he will pick up the check. I usually trick them by asking to be excused (as if I was going to the lady’s room, grab the waiter and give him my credit card).
Olivier trusts me, and we both trust our friend(s), who would never make a pass at me.
I know people who really get into exactly the time they should show up.
Like, they like to show up exactly 11 minutes late, so they don’t look too eager, but they don’t look rude or like they tried to show up late. There are all these weird rules in place and you can get into your own head. Either your date will like you or they won’t, and if they don’t, who fucking cares?
Which brings us to the discussion at hand – dating with children.
The idea of a blended family is quite overwhelming for some and, in some cases, may discourage some single parents from dating.