Knowing these local rules is of an utmost importance.
” You usually ask this to the girl after you’ve known her a little, having met her at work, school, through common friends, etc.I say , because it’s really rare that the woman asks the man out in France. Please note that in France, you rarely meet your future date in a bar or a club… A big difference between both countries is the bar scene.In France, it’s really rare that you talk to strangers in a bar, unless it’s a very lively bar, it’s late at night and everybody is very drunk and happy.Knowing how to talk about the date is essential for making reservations and appointments. (click to hear it pronounced)You can also ask for a more specific date: Quelle est la date aujourd'hui ? Quelle est la date de (la fête, ton anniversaire...) ? Note that quelle is the only way to translate "what" here; you cannot say things like "qu'est-ce que la date" or "qu'est-ce qui est la date." Learn about how to say "what" in French.Dates are a little bit different in French and English, but they're not difficult once you learn the rules and formulas. To say what the date is, the most important thing to remember is that the number must precede the month. The first day of the month is a little different - you have to use the ordinal number: premier (first) or 1 juillet. Idiomatic expression: Tous les 36 du mois - Once in a blue moon When writing the short form of the date in French, it is more important than ever to remember that the day goes first, followed by the month.
Use this construction: C'est + le (definite article) + cardinal number + month C'est le 30 octobre. Informally, for all of the above, you can replace C'est with On est or Nous sommes: On est le 30 octobre. If you want to include the year, just tack it on to the end: C'est le 8 avril 2013. This is easy for British English speakers, since they use the same format as the French, but can be very confusing for American English speakers! Do you simply go to the country, you meet the man, and there you go? Everything in our lives is influenced by our cultures. Especially dating…Ignoring the dating rules of the country you’re in will cause trouble and failures in your dating attempts (yes, I’m sadly talking from experience here, Jennifer, if you read this : “sorry, I misunderstood a few things back in 1998”). The dream of every foreign woman, and a few gay men too…But how make this dream come true? One big mistake a bunch of people make when dealing with love and relationships is to assume that: Wrong!I say “the country you’re in” and not “the nationality of the person you’re dating” because I believe that, at least in the beginning, you cannot assume that a local will know the dating rules in your country; on the other hand, if you are the displaced one, you may already know all too well about this little thing called “cultural differences”.Here I’m assuming that one of the two persons involved is a local.Things will be slightly different if they’re both foreigners in a third country.