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He was a complete stranger, and I said hello to him in the Times Square subway station in New York City.Initially, I had absolutely no idea he was French; I just thought he was cute.Here are the major struggles we dealt with: When I'd invite him to hang out with my friends, he would always have a scheduling conflict and never come.I began to believe he just didn't want to meet my friends, but he explained to me the language barrier complicated things.I imagined myself surrounded by a group of people, not being able to follow the conversation, and I understood his hesitation.Since I always extended invitations for him to meet my friends, I expected him to reciprocate.After only experiencing the American "rules" of dating, I just assumed they applied to most other cultures. My guy recently sent me an article from Hello Giggles titled, “All the ways dating in America is completely different from dating in France.”After reading it, a light bulb went off in my head, and I was finally able to comprehend where all of our arguments stemmed from.

Neither of us could have predicted all of the difficulties that came with our differences.

I wish I had known these things when we first started dating. But, experience is the best teacher, and had it not been for him, I wouldn’t have understood how much of an impact culture truly makes in the dating world.

Keep these things in mind the next time you fall in love with someone from a different country.

We would get into the most random arguments all because of miscommunication, and it was more than just a simple misinterpretation of what one of us said or did.

Actions and words can mean completely different things to different cultures.

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Take the way people greet each other in certain cultures (hugging, shaking hands, kissing on the cheek, etc.).