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Thanks to the absence of single-sex schools, French women have learned to work alongside men from a young age.

They didn’t need IMF Chief Christine Lagarde to tell them: “Grit your teeth and smile. They don’t deserve you.” That much has always been self-evident.

Often stereotyped in what the French man is supposed to be like, there are a number of myths I’d like to examine under .Myth number 1: All French men are hot True, but only when they’re driving (hot-headed) - statistics for traffic accidents in France are off the scales, staggering. To prove my point, we need to look at some of the French idols, movie stars etc.What’s more, the irreverent troublemaker spoke openly about his addictions, burnt cash on television programmes and thought nothing of recounting his sexual adventures with underage girls. That’s right, some of the worlds top beauties lined up in droves to be with the anti-hero. Kind of kooky, with wild unkempt hair, and a three-day growth, the unlikely screen idol, Romain Duris is the latest because of his acting ability. These men are far from being the prize catch in the looks department, so what is it about them that makes women swoon? Myth Number 2: French men know how to dress Ok, there are basically 3 different types of French dude.Ok, so let’s summarize our case study as being provocative, talented and yet vulnerable. In my opinion, the interesting ones, like the artists etc dress in a pretty grungy way, and look like they picked up the first thing they found on the floor that morning - or got dressed in the dark (more likely).Far from scaring men off with their carefully honed Betty Blue style volatility, French women only succeed in reeling them in closer.

Mostly because they’re too busy smashing through them.I’m not sure where all the excitement stems from but maybe, just maybe there’s a grain of truth here somewhere.And even though I’m writing this from the perspective of someone who’s lived in France for the past 3 years - and also from the point of view of being married to one of these fascinating creatures, I promise I won’t be too biased, ok?A lot of the appeal lies in the fact that it gives them that care-free (I don’t have to try that hard) look. Then there are those that dress ‘nice and neat’; they look like they’re trying to emulate their parents or something. Thirdly, you get the label junkies and that’s just plain boring anyway.So I have to be honest and say that as far as innovation, style and individuality’s concerned, go to London.Adapting to anyone else’s notion of what you should be is an aberration.