Are you headed to France for Bastille Day (the French national holiday)? Are you single? Then take heed! The French take courtship very seriously and there are a few things you should know before embarking on a full-blown love affair with a native. As French writer Alphonse Karr said: L’amour est un oiseau qui chante au coeur des femmes (Love is a bird that sings in the hearts of women). A woman will expect to be wined and dined on a first date; grabbing a casual coffee in the afternoon is best left if you only want to be friends. Men will pay particular attention to your general appearance; plan a trip to the hairdresser and get a mani-pedi before the big night. France in general and Paris in particular is heaven for romantic dinners to suit all budgets and tastes. The conclusion?Ils vécurent heureux et eurent beaucoup d’enfants… (They lived happily ever after).