Adopt AGuy.com, a dating site which allows men to ‘advertise’ themselves as potential partners, has been hugely popular since it launched in 2010, with a reported 25,000 signing up in the first year alone.
The United States has always had a bit of a fascination with the French.
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According to the CNIL, however, some sites aren't giving clients sufficient warning of the fact they are handing over the sort of data they are unlikely to share with a neighbour or colleague.
The watchdog is now calling on the guilty sites to remedy the situation, and among the suggested solutions is the addition of a check box that users would have to tick when providing sensitive personal information.
That's not to say that you're guaranteed to have sex the night of meeting someone but usually if French people like you they'll say it and be forward about the attraction, where Americans often try desperately to find signals coming from a potential date before they say or do anything for fear of making themselves look silly or getting rejected.
This is just a cultural difference to be aware of and react to accordingly.
Whatever it is; French individuals have a nice niche in the United States as uniquely appealing people, and dating among French Americans is admired by pretty much everyone, save maybe those envious Americans who wish they had a French lover themselves. You can use their advanced search to view photo profiles.
French dating has a tendency to be a bit faster paced and more direct than American dating.
In total, 13 sites run by eight companies have been put on notice for not protecting "sensitive" data supplied by their clients.
SEE ALSO: How to date a French man - top ten tips "Most of these sites offer their users very targeted searches based on their social community, their religious or ethnic (identity), where they live, how they look, their sexual practices and their political opinions" a CNIL spokesperson told news agency AFP.
Speaking regularly between dates is not always as much the norm between French people as it is in the United States.
Whereas in America a guy going out with you on the weekends and not bothering to call you during the week might seem like a case of him not being all that into you, in France it may be more a case of him just reveling in his individuality while he's not reveling in your wonderful presence.
Indeed, France has also taken part in the global boom in the number of people looking online for love - or a little fun.