Sunday, February 19, 2012

Nuances and a Range of Possibilities: How the French and the Americans Approach Love and Sex Differently

This is how the French are groomed to think about love from an early age: not in the absolutes of total love or utter rejection, but in nuances and a range of possibilities.
Debra Ollivier makes interesting comments on the difference between the French and the American approach to love and to sex, although keep in mind that she is a HuffPo contributor, and as all leftists, she seems to treat anything done by a non-American is always inherently more reasonable and hence far, far superior to anything a red-blooded American would do… And so we are peppered with statements like the one saying that the American approach to marriage
stands in stark contrast to the French, who not only prefer to cohabitate rather than marry, but are also wary of perfection. "If anything looks too good to be true," my French friend Marie-Louise once said, "it probably is."
And statements like
The French also understand that what creates chemistry and ignites passion has very little, if anything, to do with the factors and algorithms of online dating.
Still, Debra Ollivier's article is hardly unworthy of interest…