If sex between consenting adults is very much socially accepted, most French people won’t rush into it, and get to know each other before jumping into bed.It’s only in American movies that I found out about this “let’s be exclusive” concept.
So, since there is no dating protocol, French guys have to work hard for it…
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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).
But I would never do that to my Dad who would be very upset if I did. When I meet a man and I am without my husband, I’ll place within the first minutes of the conversation that “my husband blablabla… That usually is enough to make my state of mind really clear.