They speak the language of love better than any other nation so it comes as no surprise that Cheryl Cole’s relationship with her French beau has seemingly taken a serious turn.
This week it was reported that The X Factor judge and her restaurant owner boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini have moved in together despite dating for less than two months. I was charmed by my own Frenchman Pascal in 2007 and married him less than a year later.
And while some French men dominate the bathroom and spend a fortune on their clothes, they will also adore buying their other half pretty underwear and in the right size too.
Women, career-minded or not, are expected to be a whizz in the kitchen.The French adore spontaneous gatherings and it is completely normal to be expected to whip up dinner for at least eight people with very little notice.My boys in turn were astonished: No one in France had ever brought the matter up—and they weren’t about to tell! Her children, slightly older, had “dated” and “gone steady” and done all those American things my Franco-American duo didn’t seem to be doing—or, in any case, talk about doing.Rest assured, I told her, they live in France, are half-French and as far as social relations are concerned, they’ve glommed on to their Gallic side.I completely overhauled my wardrobe when I married Pascal.
Timeless chic was in and gaudy, on-trend garments were out.
7 STOP THE AFFAIRS All French men flirt with the opposite sex, seduction is in their DNA and every woman is a potential bed mate.
As for France’s reputation for being a nation that indulges in affairs, well it’s up to you to initiate the talk that goes: “Cheat on me and I’ll leave you.” It does the trick.
French men are the masters of seduction and making you feel the most cherished woman alive. However, when it comes to dating and day-to-day romantic life, the rules are somewhat different to those the British are used to.
1 DRESS TO IMPRESS Expect to see a lot less of Cheryl.
It is expected, as a woman, you’ll nurse a thimble-sized glass of wine throughout an evening – and that’s on special occasions only. The occasions that I have inadvertently succumbed to an extra glass (which can be counted on one hand) my husband has had absolutely no qualms in asking me to stop if he thinks I’m in danger of becoming drunk.4 FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS The smaller the dog the better across the Channel so Cheryl’s beloved chihuahua Buster will be greeted as a VIP in restaurants and welcomed into designer stores.