Beyond water, bear in mind it is essential to have three meals.

In the area of Belleville, once the dodgy neighbourhood of Paris where Edith Piaf sang herself from the streets, the bar-packed Rue Oberkampf has become a meeting point for artists and diverse ethnicities, bringing new life to “the beautiful town”. ” The most important thing is that the guy implies that he will pay. Caroline: The city is romantic, but not the French guys. : And the French lovers, do they deserve their reputation? French men are very good lovers because they want to please you. However, if you succeed, French girls do not hesitate before going to bed.

And as they often deliver the first-date-drink, there is no one better to ask about etiquette than the French bartenders. Bruno: If a French guy takes a girl on a real Parisian date she should be open to taking part in French culture. It’s like with a business deal; if you prove yourself worthy, you are accepted. And compared to other dating cultures, we usually don’t spend several months before calling each other girlfriend or boyfriend.

There’s a place for that in healthy, balanced living, but I leave it to you to find it.

Alas, the menus on this site, pure and simple, are not erotic.

At retro-punk bar “Le Styx” I sit down with photographer and bartender Caroline De la Giroday and her boyfriend Bruno. We want the guy to be interested, but not too pushy. For example, if the guy wants to take the girl to a typical French bistro, she should be open to trying traditional food. Still, if you travel to another country and say that you are French, it’s almost too easy to get a girl into bed! : Well, if you can get new dates so easily, is it accepted in French society to date several people at the same time? Bruno: I have friends in countries in Northern Europe who date several girls at the same time, and who have many different sexual partners.

: Where are the best places to meet new people in Paris? Bruno: In the summer evenings, a lot of young Parisians bring wine and go out to meet by the Seine, under the bridges. French people are very happy to get to know people from different cultures and it’s easy to meet like this. Caroline: To me, Montmartre, the old artist district of Paris, symbolised by Le Sacre Cœur, the city's most beautiful church, is the most romantic place in Paris. When you are there, you feel like you are in a different time, that you are a part of history. Here, you can just walk, have a picnic, go to the bridges, and see the musicians. Apollinaire has a very famous poem about the Seine: “Sous le pont Mirabeau coule la Seine/ Et nos amours”.. : What do French women and men expect from their date? But to have several sexual partners is not accepted in France.

Focus on the pleasurable ones and evade the destructive ones.

As they are subject to individual adjustments, my menu templates are equally suitable for maintaining a healthy weight and losing a few pounds following the principles of , especially the article on short-term recasting.

She'll flirt with you, tempt you in, then laugh in your face when you think you can have her - and she's skinny, despite eating croissants for breakfast. With regards to eating - a French woman is happy to peck at a slither of Roquefort and 6 grapes washed down with a diluted 125ml glass of good quality wine, an English woman (after a bottle of pub quality Sauvignon Blanc) can commonly be found saying 'f**k the diet' and wolfing down a kebab or some such similar culinary delight at an hour not conducive to small waist measurements.

I like to consider myself to be reasonably up to speed with gallic etiquette and style, however I think it would be fair to say that there would be no mistaking me for a woman of French descent - hot pink nail vanish and a bottle of Beaujolais by midday seeing to that. Consequently, whereas French women can famously teach the world how to 'never get fat', their English peers can teach the world how to 'get fat but distract all attention from your ass by wearing a florescent green bangle, some hot pink nail vanish and a "vintage" headscarf'.

She wouldn't be seen dead in a tracksuit or a pair of Uggs yet wouldn't think twice about spending 120 Euros on a pair of knickers small enough to fit in a match box. England is a country of grey and often miserable proportions.