But, when you say it ‘en français’, it doesn’t quite translate as you’d like it to.

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Because your relationship may be temporary, it’s also important to focus on building a future that makes you happy, with or without the man you love.

Tip: You can’t demand that your boyfriend give you what you want.

If he’s really not making an effort, however, he’s probably not worth pursuing.

I’d previously been used to a world where if you appeared ‘too keen’, you might lose the guy prematurely.

Oh how different things might have been if I’d known then what I know now… You flirt, perhaps touch each other a little, (or, in my case, he brushed my leg with his foot under the table once, I blush thinking he’s outrageously flirting with me only for him then to apologise for accidentally kicking me.) Anyway, the chemistry is going wild yet he hasn’t made the move and kissed you.

I certainly learnt the hard way what you must never say to a French man if you wish to declare your feelings (en francais, parce que c’est plus romantique comme ça…) So, you’re dating. I was once in this position with a man I had feelings for, I was cautiously optimistic that he felt the same way but neither of us was brave enough to admit our feelings.

If the sun is shining, tell him you’d love to take a walk along the Seine.

Once he gets to know you better though, make sure you’re not doing all the deciding work.

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