Why French Singles Love Online Dating

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Shouldn’t there be that moment of looking across the bar, seeing someone gorgeous and then start flirting? Sure, that’s nice. But there are only so many single people you feel attracted to in a bar at any one time, whilst there are always thousands of singles online. Which is why French dating sites have become so popular.
French singles are looking for convenience. Being able to search for singles in your area (or further away if you live in a small village) who have your interests is convenient. It opens up new possibilities of meeting people outside your social circle, or local area.
What’s more, it’s sort of irresistible to be able to browse thousands of attractive singles. It’s suddenly fun being single when it’s so easy to meet other singles who want to flirt and date. And some might even end up becoming great friends if you find you aren’t a match.

What You Need to Know About French Dating Sites

Here’s the lowdown on French dating sites:

  • Usually it’s free to join, but it costs to contact other members.
  • If the site is entirely free, make sure it’s a safe site to use.
  • Browse the site to find out if it has singles from France near you before you pay.
  • Don’t give out personal information before you get to know someone in real life. There are likely no more tricksters online than in real life, but if you don’t have a tendency to give out your credit card details, or home address, when meeting someone in a bar for the first time, then don’t do it online! It’s simply not safe either way.

In France dating rules offline are similar to those online: you’re polite, you try to talk about things you have in common, you’re respectful, you offer genuine compliments, you flirt, you ask questions to get to know each other and so forth.
Read on to find out some guidelines about online dating in France

Guidelines for French Online Dating

If you are new to the French online dating, then here are some things to bear in mind.

  • Always have a couple of profile pictures. In real life you’d look to see if you find someone attractive and the same applies online.
  • Be honest. Otherwise they will fall for a lie, get angry, and it will be over before it started.
  • Check what kind of profiles you like; what stands out. Then write something great for yourself, or get help from friends to write something.
  • Be positive. Don’t state what you don’t want in life; rather state what you do want. (Such as: “I want to date honest people” as opposed to “I don’t want to date dishonest people.”)
  • In France dating comes with an unwritten rule: be confident. So don’t say you can lie about where you met, because it makes it look as if you’re ashamed of doing online dating. Which in turn means you’re lacking in confidence. Be confident about the decisions you make. Own up to your great sides and flaws confidently.

Great First Dates for French Singles

First of all, meet in a place where you both feel comfortable. It will make you feel less nervous.
Secondly, meet somewhere public as it’s a first meeting.
Thirdly, keep it fairly short as you want it to be a teaser. Make them curious to find out more. Especially as they will be nervous on the first date and adjusting to the “real” you, you want to avoid them making up their mind about you, because they might not think straight. Same goes for you - try to always go on two dates before you make up your mind.
What’s also important is to meet someone as soon as possible. Whilst it’s nice to send a few messages back and forth online and maybe give them a call, you won’t know if there’s chemistry until you’ve met up a couple of times. It’s a trap with French online dating that people wait too long to meet up.
Great places to meet for French singles for a first date include cafés, bars, ice cream parlors, chocolateries, patisseries and anywhere else you can have a nice, short, first meeting.

Find Local Dating in France the Romantic Way

So, you've already discovered that Flirt.com is the best dating service in France and found yourself a belle date. Where to go next? When things are starting to heat up, it’s high time to set a real date. Some of you might turn to be more creative than starting with the typical coffee date to check for a connection
Local dating in France is known for its romantic venues with stunning views. If you're one of the lucky French singles, you can choose from one of the top romantic cities in your country, where single women and men spend the most unforgettable local dates. Paris is the city of love and romance and is believed to connect hearts. This is a city with many places for organizing memorable meetings. People are friendly and approachable. That is why thousands of lovers visit the capital of France annually to celebrate their love for each other. Other cities on the list are: Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Nice, Nantes, Strasbourg, Montpellier, Bordeaux, Lille, as well as any other small towns you find romantic.