Right now. We were introduced by chance over the summer while on vacation. At first, the thought of getting into a relationship with a married man seemed dicey. Yet, so far, we are safe bets for one another. He has a successful career, matried family, and an entire tribe of friends built around his marriage. Vivacious polygamy culture It is of course dangerous to generalise, but some characteristics and behaviours did emerge amongst my prospective French suitors. The most prevalent of these was that polygamy is alive and well and living in Paris. Indeed, there was almost a refreshing honesty to the fact that the French men I encountered so quickly admitted they were already one half of a couple. This was even though my profile did stipulate I was only interested in a monogamous situation and clearly stated I did not want one-night stands.
This week it was reported that The X Factor judge and her restaurant owner boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini have moved in together despite dating for less than two months. But who am I to judge?
We love our rom-coms and happily-ever-afters. The Pursuit of Happiness is written into our Declaration of Independence, and pursuit of a Happy Ending is written into our favorite fairytales. But when it comes to a real-life, no-frills relationship, are we really set up for the best success?