Only some 50 marriages are performed each year for every 10,000 citizens – the lowest per capita number in Europe.
As in many other Western countries, the average age for marriage is increasing and is almost 30 for men and 28 for women, who on average give birth for the first time at just under 30.
What was courtship and marriage like for our distant ancestors?
In America, this is categorized as 'He's just not that into you..' What is typical behaviour after dating for almost 6 months?
Does anyone have insight or experience in dating the French?
Those living together en concubinage have some of the same privileges in law as married couples, including social security.
To qualify for these, you may need to obtain a (free) certificate from your town hall testifying that you’re living together ‘as man and wife’ (take identification, proof of address and two witnesses), although town halls aren’t obliged to issue them, in which case you can both sign a ‘sworn declaration’ ( attestation sur l’honneur) that you live together.
It’s estimated that 40 to 50 per cent of couples who get married have already cohabited for up to two years.