While many people in France do speak English, many don’t feel confident enough in their language skills to chat up someone they might be interested in.
If language is an issue, a good way to sift out people who speak like you is by adding your spoken languages into your bio.
And it’s not uncommon to discover that two or three of your coworkers have a history and maintained a professional relationship during and after their flings.
If you feel like you’re mature enough to handle it, go for it.
It didn’t take long for me to learn there was something called “geographic desirability” — and it was often the only compatibility factor that really mattered. Sure, the sprawl limited the awkward run-ins, but it was also lonely. I became too busy to notice what wasn’t happening, because of all the things that were.
When one Santa Monica man found out I lived on the Eastside, he said, “We might as well live in different states. ”Not having a traditional job commute meant I was initially unaware of the problem traffic posed for one’s social life. The year I moved here, I went out with more than 100 men and learned my way around the city, including all the good parking lots to cry in. I moved out of Echo Park and sublet a beautiful bungalow near the Silver Lake Reservoir, replete with citrus trees and a hot tub in the backyard.
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