Single and looking for romance? You can’t go far wrong with a French hottie; we share what to keep in your Lipault handbag on that next hot date with a gent from this genetically blessed nation
We recently shared our views on why we hate the French, but we admit: there ain’t nothing like a smouldering French dude to get us hot under the collar; that accent, that style, that chutzpah… *swoon*. Yes, we know we should mount our feminist high-horse and not let ourselves be seduced so easily by their wily charms, but you try defying the gravitational pull towards the French. You’ll be hard pressed to find a more beautiful nation, and you’ve hit the jackpot should you stumble across one in Singapore and land yourself a date. We’re pretty sure this isn’t what the girl scouts had in mind when encouraging us to ‘be prepared’, but regardless, here’s a round-up of essentials to keep in your Lipault handbag the next time you find yourself on a date with a hot french dude.
The French sure ain’t shy on that front and you’re guaranteed six kisses alone just through saying hello and goodbye. Don’t get caught off guard; freshness is paramount!
A high-brow read
Prepare to impress no one if 50 Shades Of Grey is your idea of a good read. Hailing from one of the most cultured nations in the world, a French dude loves nothing more than a challenging, intellectual conversation. Time to brush the dust off the Voltaire…
We defy anyone who thinks they can resist a waft of an intoxicating scent, and you can’t beat a timeless classic like Chanel No 5 to make a French head turn.
Frenchies are foodies and a date is definitely going to involve eating. Bring a compact; you’ll need to discretely check there’s no salad left lurking in your pearly whites.
Spontaneity and romance are two qualities most French men possess in abundance. Be sure to have your passport at hand at all times; who knows which exotic location you might get whisked off to?
Chipped nails are a no-no at the best of times, but a total faux pas when it comes to the French. To impress the masters of looking polished at all times, make sure you have your favourite hue at hand in case nail disaster strikes.
Ditch the slap and go au naturale; French men love an effortless look, but they’ll never notice a slick of neutral lippy. After the numerous ritualistic hello and goodbye kisses, you’ll definitely need to re-apply.
French men love the thrill of the chase, so maintain those mysterious vibes and keep them guessing by keeping your eyes covered. Playing hard to get is impossible if your peepers are giving the game away.
iPod filled with French tunes
Impress with your knowledge of French tunes; sure the only French band we’ve heard of is Phoenix, but he doesn’t need to know that, right?
The French have no inhibitions when it comes to PDA. They’ll be holding your hand in the first 30 seconds (so you better make sure they’re soft), calling you his girlfriend after one date, and professing his love after the second, ahhhh Je t’aime.
This article is sponsored by Lipault