Before I moved to Paris last year, I spent some time researching its dating scene. Coming from New Zealand, and having only ever dated Kiwi men, I had a hunch that things in the City of Love would be different. My inkling was right and the French certainly date differently. …read more

As une femme d’une certain âge, I thought I’d seen it all in the gentleman-caller department. Here are some things that I learned when I first got to know un français, up close and personal. …read more

Paris exudes and encourages love. This year, the theme of amour is explored in the new anthology, That’s Paris, a lovely collection of short stories. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we’ll visit some of the city’s most romantic locations through a selection of the works from the book. …read more

I know many expat women living in Paris who have met their match online. And I know even more who have used it as a way to meet people before coming on holidays. Perhaps they’ve heard that the locals say the best way to learn French, is from the pillow! …read more

From lazy fall mornings spent under a cozy comforter with a steaming café crème and a rich, buttery croissant within arm’s reach, to the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower at midnight — any moment of the day in Paris has the potential for extreme romance. …read more

As a single Mom of two teens, this is not the first time I’ve lived with a man. With almost half a century of life and decades of dish with girlfriends on both sides of the Atlantic behind me,I have identified some undeniable signs that there is a Frenchman in my house. He is not… …read more

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Parisian women are so sexy and elegant. There’s no way an American girl could compete, right? Wrong. There are, of course, as many ways to snag a Frenchman as there are French men, but in my humble experience and observation, there are elements a girl should keep in mind […] …read more

So in love, they don’t even need the sidewalk (Dutotime) You know what I love about February in Paris? Well, for one thing, by some quirk of nature the sky that has been threatening to cave in on Paris for the past 4 months of winter suddenly breaks and Paris is blessed with a few… …read more