Perhaps they’ve heard that the locals say the best way to learn French is from the pillow!Written by Sylvia Sabes Sylvia is thrilled to be a French citizen, living in Paris where she writes ad copy for brands like Cartier, Hermès and L’Oréal while raising two teens and learning to share life with a Frenchman.I did, and I think it explains why just about every man I met asked for a second date. The first weekend that my girls were off with their Dad, I decided it was time to meet some of the men I’d been chatting with.

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It wasn’t just the language barrier – “it was also wanting to meet others with the same backgrounds, history, traditions and heritage.

The silly jokes and humour that is so much easier in a shared language.

After 20 years of happily ever after, my husband awoke one morning in our Paris apartment a changed man, a man in a midlife crisis. We already had two kids and I was the other side of 40.

He wanted to work endless hours, have a wife without children, hang with 30-year olds.

Katie May is an expat living in the Provence area of France.

Home is shared with her dog and “three orphan kittens, which is two more than I need.My friends in the US had warned me that online dating is a nightmare. A site for only good-looking people, at least I’d be able to look at the guy, but I was raw and afraid of rejection. There is a French version, but I wasn’t looking for a father for future children and didn’t want to limit myself.Men want young girls, or mothers to help them with their kids, or just a one-night stand. Adopte a Mec (Adopt a Dude in English) sounded great: young, fun, and with a great sense of humor.You can read more of her adventures in Paris and across the globe on her website, Only In Paris.Website: Only In Paris Tags: Adopte a Mec, Attractive World, boyfriend, Coffee, Couple, Date, Dating, favorite, Frenchmen, girlfriend, Gleeden, in love, internet, JDate, Love, marriage, match, Meetic, Meetup, Mr.Especially as I wanted a ‘tailor made’ site, which had to be constructed from scratch and also have the inbuilt ability to grow and change.