I did the same thing as a girl, talking about my boyfriend (actually existing or not) early on in the conversation. And some people are just not faithful, but contrary to popular opinion, it’s not worse in France than anywhere else (and several studies demonstrate it). It’s in our genes and it’s socially accepted in France.
Now, not everybody does that of course, some girls like to play, and sometimes lose themselves in the game, or hurt people. A Frenchwoman is expected to play her feminine side, and be “admired” for her beauty and wit among other qualities.
“She might feel objectified and, for many couples, a desire discrepancy can lead to tension on both sides,” Fleming says.
Call it insecurity, call it toxic masculinity, but we like appearing tall, and there’s no better way to look tall than to hang out around short people. We don’t have to worry about you headbutting us in the lip or something.9. Whether that means reaching down behind the couch to get the remote or crawling through a collapsed mineshaft to get help after we’re trapped, having someone small is always a plus.10.