They are getting to know you as a person, not you as an object.
Explain that while we enjoy affection, if this affection will lead to an automatic relationship it's better to keep it slow.
If someone you are dating in France is being very reserved with touching, understand that it's a respect.
If someone is starting to touch, kiss and text a lot it's a sign that the French person sees you as more than just a 'date' and considers it a 'for sure thing'; as in they really want to be your boyfriend/girlfriend.
A french person will not spend an enormous amount of money, shower you with attention and think it will go no where; also; while they are doing this- be aware they are not doing it to someone else. If you find yourself in the position where it's too serious from their end and you're not in the same place: stop giving affection. Don't go out with them alone more than once a week. express that it's a cultural difference and you enjoy being around them but you are not ready for a relationship. It's rare to have sex and not have it be something.
While living in France, either on exchange or temporary stay, one might come across the possibility of dating a French person.
I recently came across this issue from a good friend of mine, exasperated about a few dates she went on and confused about the body language.
Enjoy dating the French; for me they tend to be the most receptive and comfortable in a relationship.
For those of us who enjoy the comforts of a relationship, they tend to develop quickly.
No ‘pardon my French here’, this is real French and it’s all exaggerated gestures and dirty swear words simply because someone dared stop for a Like every other English expat girl, I was raised on a good dose of Hollywood drama, Frenchmen in films were like real-life Prince Charmings; saving the damsels in distress, opening doors for their girlfriends, buying flowers for their significant others just because…Last year, I moved to France (and wrote about the top differences between London and Paris) for the first time in my life. In an even shorter space of time, I realized that really dating a real Frenchman was nothing like the movies.
So here is why falling in love with a Frenchman isn’t all clichés!
*note: This only applies to the 'true French'; meaning those who were raised in France.