Paradoxically, while the selection of the desired other happens prior to the actual meeting, seduction coaching becomes more and more popular.
In Paris, for example, Nicolas Dolteau teaches the art of talking to women in everyday situations to insecure young professionals, renewing old codes of courtship.
If we happen to be wearing some sort of lipstick and have a haircut that’s not basically shaved or ridiculously long, we’ll get compared to Amelie Poulain.
This is normally a good thing, as Audrey Tautou is the patron saint of French women getting laid in England; if her name is mentioned in a conversation, it’s, as I believe you call it, in the bag.
One of them was, “Get the money before you take your shirt off.” What!
No court, no romanticism, whatever happened to Ashton Kutcher’s spirit? Slowly I realized that I’d been fooled again by this idea of flawless America, replete with puritan mores.
Another frankly outdated cliché playing in our favour is our apparent God-like knowledge of food and wine.While the French tend to be extremely straightforward and hit on anything with a pulse and a cleavage, the Brits will either need to down half a dozen pints or be convinced that you’re the love of their life to make a move.Given that we’re about as outspoken as our men, this means that we’ll largely be left in peace on nights out, but won’t mind making the first move if needs be. And if after all this, we end up finding a specific Englishman we’d consider staying with for the foreseeable future, we can bring them back to our families, safe in the knowledge that the language barrier with save either party from any major embarrassment. Just one last thing though: your main advantage may actually be your general lack of unnecessary cockiness, so let’s maybe stop it with the bragging, eh?This may be because we are twentysomethings – and I do hope that it will get better with age – but in the meantime, this has proven to be a great ego boost.A less obvious charm of the rosbif would be their near total incapacity to not be awkward in social situations.