“French guys don't necessarily want to just go get a drink or see a movie.I've been on first dates in France that I couldn't drag even long-term boyfriends to in the U.Their presence here defy a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community often wanting to make them an impotent footnote absent of any self-empowerment within gay culture and those vocally homophobic pockets within a black community wanting to write these men out of the narrative to Afro-American history.
To Carol, who dated a French man for years, it seems a given in French culture that men and women are different and that those differences are to be celebrated—not ignored.
But dating in France—or dating a French guy on American soil—presents a whole new world of romance that can’t necessarily be ordered à la carte.
By way of a different culture, language, and romantic norms, dating someone from any country is bound to present some serious differences.
The end result is speculative at best, for want in applying a label.
Not every gesture articulated between these men is an indication of male-to-male intimacies.