That was a difficult period and despite all the kindness and help from my close and supportive friends, I felt very alone.” Like so many people living here in France who do find themselves alone for one reason or another, she eventually thought about how it may be possible to meet someone new.‘I joined a few French dating sites and met some very nice people.
Katie advises that the site is as much about making friends and opening up your social life as it is about dating and meeting a partner. Often expats have “similar experiences and problems, it really helps to share these with friends who understand the joys and difficulties of living here…” Katie says that the site has been a “complex business to set up – having an interactive site where people can join, upload photos and profiles, send messages, make searches, see who’s around, who’s visited and what’s going on – has not been easy.Especially as I wanted a ‘tailor made’ site, which had to be constructed from scratch and also have the inbuilt ability to grow and change.You will mostly likely need a notaire (lawyer) to draw up the paperwork – […] One thing you need to know about naming a child in France is that if the registrar thinks the name chosen could be “detrimental to the child’s interests” he or she has the power to refuse to confirm the name legally.In this case the registrar will refer the matter to a local prosecutor […] A child with at least one parent who is a French national has automatic French nationality (whether born in France or abroad).“The more people joining us, the better chance everyone has of meeting that special someone.” Find out more from the website: It may not be the happiest of subject matters but the sad truth is that sometimes the dreams that expats have when they move to France simply don’t work out.
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Katie May is an expat living in the Provence area of France.
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