You see they don’t lies beneath the surface of the elusive French male? I’m surprised they don’t pop out at birth bearing gifts - Flowers, champagne and candles along with a manual on foot reflexology.Political Incorrectness They smoke, they ogle, they wolf-whistle and dare to cross some lines of what is considered polite and correct public behavior. Give me an Alpha Man (without the steroids) We like them because they’re not the macho, pumped-up-with-weights type, rather, the macho type who’s not afraid of women. The joy of life or ‘being in the moment’, whatever you call it doesn’t matter, but yeah, I’m afraid the French pretty much patented that formula.I’m not sure where all the excitement stems from but maybe, just maybe there’s a grain of truth here somewhere.And even though I’m writing this from the perspective of someone who’s lived in France for the past 3 years - and also from the point of view of being married to one of these fascinating creatures, I promise I won’t be too biased, ok?When he met my uncle he shook his hand, when he met his wife Sue, she automatically shook hand.
It is still very much ingrained in the French culture, it’s kinda like the equivalent of the English-speakers hug and becomes so natural French people don’t even think about it.Or that they’re following a bunch of rules (which I picked up in France) Such as… Generally present your right cheek first (but in Southern France they start on the left) 2. But in different regions it could be as many as 4 (2 on each cheek), particularly at weddings or big family occasions in Northern France 4. (it’s too intimate for the French, yeah I know – weird) 5.You start doing this French kiss as soon as you can walk 6.Women can ‘faire la bise’ with other women and other men, but cannot shake hands with men *unless it’s a business/work force situation* 7. )» «When I meet a woman for the first time, I kiss her!Men can ‘faire la bise’ with other women but can only ‘faire la bise’ with male family members or male friends who are like brothers to them 8. » At this point I started laughing, realising how strange it was for him to meet a woman for the first time and shake her hand.