Dating in french
Of course, this was and still is VERY appealing to many American women who consider themselves patriots at heart.
He habitually made fun of his much prized, exaggerated features, his nose, his ears, referring to the thing that balanced on top of his neck as a ‘cabbage head’. Just ask the likes of Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin. Then there’s Daniel Auteuil and the 10-year relationship he had with Emmanuelle Béart? (Ok, he’s also a movies star but apart from that there’s nothing to write home to mom about).There is an award-winning American-made independent film called "Broken English" that demonstrates this in the form of a love story that takes place first in New York and later in Paris.This movie might as well be a DAR promotional tale except for the fact that the American woman in the story does not fawn over and pursue the stunningly handsome Frenchman at first until after he has wooed her to initiate the relationship himself.Given the great Victory at Yorktown as the most glorious manifestation, Gallic charm to Americans is its own symbol of why we have Americans dating and especially marrying French as considered the extreme of Francophilism in American culture.
It's obviously contrary to the trend of French-bashing.Fundamentally, the world is much rounder than we think and people are pretty much the same all over.