I guess it’s much more accepted in France for men and women to be friends.However, if a woman is dining with a man, you can bet he will pick up the check. I usually trick them by asking to be excused (as if I was going to the lady’s room, grab the waiter and give him my credit card).You’ll have to lose 50 pounds just to be a reasonable facsimile of your formerly desirable self if you break up and have to hit the meat market again. Springtime in ATL is like Hammertime was in 1990, except the only people saying “Can’t Touch This,” are married (well, maybe), so you might want to try getting in shape by tax time.
Wealth is as attractive as a person’s physique, yet Atlanta’s a city where you can be unemployed for years and still somehow seduce/fool people into thinking you’re a tycoon.
You should consider asking for a W-2, especially if on closer examination the “Michael Kors” on their watch is spelled like the beer.
The game is the main point, it’s relatively innocent and usually no-one gets hurt, just a little blushed :-) With kissing hi and goodbye being the standard and French women being more “flirtatious”, it can be difficult for foreigners to correctly read a French woman’s body language.
I guess since there is no set protocol, French women are pretty obvious, and often more direct than other women. It’s unlikely they’ll refuse to take it further, but not unheard of.
Nor did I know about this first date, second date and third date business.