Sometimes, people, especially when they’re drunk, will kiss for whatever reason.
In France, the rule with sex is simple: it can happen anytime after the first kiss… It’s that first kiss that will trigger the “ok for sex” option in your relationship.Hence the importance of the timing of that kiss regarding to where you want to go and what you want to do with that person.OK, it doesn’t work for everything (even in France, telling your girlfriend she looks fat in that dress is a big no no), but overall, French people are much more open and upfront than Americans.Keep that in mind when you’re in a relationship with a French person, whether it is about what they say or about what you say (or rather what you don’t dare to say).Things will be slightly different if they’re both foreigners in a third country.
Knowing these local rules is of an utmost importance.In the US, I’ve had some first dates going great and everything went south afterwards because the girl felt I was calling too much, pretty much harassing her. I remember a few years ago, the last time I had a French (female) roommate. One day, she was all worried and stressed and pissed because he hadn’t called/emailed/messaged in about 8 hours!In France, if a guy calls a girl a lot, it means he cares. For her there was one possible explanation: he didn’t care about her.In France, it’s OK to offend people, or rather, it’s the offended responsibility to be offended or not, not the offender’s one.So, don’t be afraid to be honest for fear of offending the person.Remember that dates are not as codified in France, which means that basically anything goes, and what will make it a good or a bad date is whether you had a good time or not, and not whether he or she said or did this or that.