To kiss or not to kissâ€¦that was my question.
Part of the dream of living in Paris and learning French is having a rendezvous with a French man that sweeps me off my feet. I know itâ€™s a little Cinderella-ish but like most girls I grew up reading fairytales. Needless to say to-date I havenâ€™t found ANY French men making me do a double take. My friends have told me in the past that I am too picky butâ€¦.whateverâ€”fantasies are all about perfection right?
So, I was a little surprised that I when I bumped this French guy that I met on the Seine River back in July at a friendâ€™s birthday party. Ironically, he had given me his number but I never called. I knowâ€” how am I ever supposed to meet the French man of my dreams if I donâ€™t go out on dates. Well you know what they say â€¦.maybe the second time is the charm. Itâ€™s funny because this guyâ€¦we shall call â€œPierreâ€ was a little more forward this time around. We chatted a little then he asked me in English if he could call me. At the end of the night he made a real player move-offering to drive me home on his motorcycle. This was huge because the metro in Paris closes around 1 a.m. on the weekends. Yes, New Yorkers no 24 hour service here! Catching taxis is not an optionâ€¦.on my new student budget. Its kind of like taking a cab to Jersey…
Now itâ€™s 2:30 a.m. in the morning, Iâ€™m on the back of his motorcycle and we are zipping down the auto route (highway). Despite the fact that I was not initially attracted to him there was something very sexy about Paris at nightâ€”the weather warm, the beautiful city and this man speaking to me in French about the city he adores. I must admit that I got caught up in the moment. We arrived at my apartment, made a little small talk. He leaned in for a kissâ€¦..and I made a slight turn of my head so that it landed on my cheek. I am not up on the French dating etiquette but decided to err on the side of caution. In the end, I was not ready to make that move but I had a good enough time to agree to go out on a real date with him.
So should I have let him kiss me? Just gone with the flow? Let me know your thoughts. I need some help as I prepare for our first date!
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