While many on the app will never initiate conversation or will chat for awhile until one of you decides you’re not interested, the ones who want to see you will ask you out. My friends and I have met many French men through Tinder, and thus have learned a few things about the dating culture as a result: If a Frenchman wants you, you’ll know it. After never finding it appealing back home, I was convinced by a friend that it would be a good way to make make friends here, as au-pairs are predominantly female. I downloaded the app shortly after arriving in Paris, France.Here, if you don’t sleep with someone, they take that to mean that you’re not actually interested in them. Wait a bit if you want to make sure he’ll stick around, but don’t wait too long or your Frenchman will assume a lack of compatibility and find someone else.One thing I’ve found when dating in Paris is that if he’s even remotely serious about you, you’ll meet his friends early on.If you’re there temporarily or to study abroad you can certainly have a wonderful, whirlwind romance with a Frenchman, however, remember to manage your expectations and just know what you’re getting yourself into.
If you’re on Tinder, you’re probably familiar with this thought process; this is generally my experience every time I open it.
It’s entirely based on physical attractiveness, and it’s shallow and ridiculous yet incredibly entertaining.