While Paris watches over our Marc Jacobs and David Sedaris, New York gives France's former first lady, Cecilia (Sarkozy) Attias, her morning jog and filmmaker Michel Gondry an endless playground for the imagination.Luckily for us jaded New Yorkers, we're right at home with French cynicism and love of intellectual conversation and the Frenchies love us for our...chutzpah, only they call it Whether you're in search of the endless charm of a love affair with a French person or a reverse-greencard, here are a couple tips for dating French people in New York: They travel in herds: Checking out an early Cedric Klapisch film at Alliance Francaise, attending a NYC French Social meet-up, or crashing a party by Accueil, a social organization for French people, or hunting with other Francophiles at French Tuesdays, it's important to know that like any community abroad, the French travel in herds.
Let’s start with Serge Gainsbourg - an alcoholic, chain-smoking singer - who by his own admission was not exactly an oil painting. – he nonetheless managed to seduce the stunning Carole Bouquet and Karine Silla to name a few.But if #3 is any indication of how they’re catching up, I’d advise you to act now before they figure out that dating five girls at once is an unfortunate common practice in America. Good news for you if he’s into basic jeans, cashmere sweaters, and well-cut blazers.Bad news if he belongs to the tribe of baggy linen pants and ribbed turtlenecks. You’ll have the pleasure of explaining particularly American concepts such as Snooki, Shamu, Spring Break, Texas and Pizza Bites. He’ll comment on your outfits (positively) and discuss style in general more than an American boy might. He’s probably well-traveled considering that living in France allows you the advantage of hopping over to Italy or Spain for a weekend. Unless he magically learned English from watching episodes of : Angry/hungry, happiness/a penis. He’ll probably do all he can to give you respect and treat you like a princess.And even though I’m writing this from the perspective of someone who’s lived in France for the past 3 years - and also from the point of view of being married to one of these fascinating creatures, I promise I won’t be too biased, ok?Often stereotyped in what the French man is supposed to be like, there are a number of myths I’d like to examine under .