As a French woman living in London, I read Ed Cumming’s latest piece about our apparent preference for British men with great interest.
Though I have to admit that it is factually correct – at least judging from my group of friends – the reasons he gave for why we’d rather be dating specimens from your side of the Channel couldn’t be further from the truth.
This is normally a good thing, as Audrey Tautou is the patron saint of French women getting laid in England; if her name is mentioned in a conversation, it’s, as I believe you call it, in the bag.
Same goes for smoking: non-smoking French exes complained about feeling like they were kissing an ashtray but here, it’s just seen as a wonderful thing us people do, like eating croissants for every goddamn meal and having read all of Sartre from age seven.
For a start, everything we do is apparently French, therefore charming.
If we happen to be wearing some sort of lipstick and have a haircut that’s not basically shaved or ridiculously long, we’ll get compared to Amelie Poulain.
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That was a difficult period and despite all the kindness and help from my close and supportive friends, I felt very alone.” Like so many people living here in France who do find themselves alone for one reason or another, she eventually thought about how it may be possible to meet someone new.‘I joined a few French dating sites and met some very nice people.But I would have liked the chance to meet other English speakers too and it just didn’t seem possible.But what if you’re not looking to start dating online?What other options are there for expats in London to meet people?e Harmony goes beyond just pictures and profiles, bringing you matches that you'll really click with.