Quiz: Are you an English woman or a French woman?
I had the idea for this quiz in a dream and I thought it would be quite funny, so take my tongue in cheek quiz to find out if you are actually an English woman or a French woman…..
At the end of an evening out with the girls you are:
a) crying or being sick
b) dancing on the tables and singing drunkenly with your friends
c) telling your friend about the new coat you bought in Galeries Lafayette
Your ideal man:
a) doesn’t wee in the bed when he’s drunk
b) brings you wine while you’re watching Downton Abbey
c) is faithful
You wax/shave your body hair:
a) just before going on your summer holiday
b) once a week (ish)
c) as soon as you spot any regrowth
The amount of alcohol you consume weekly:
a) doesn’t bear thinking about
b) is a glass or two of wine a day plus several bottles of wine and/or cocktails at the weekend
c) is at the most an aperitif or a glass of wine when invited to a friend’s for dinner
Your perfect weekend is:
a) Friday post-work drinks that last all evening, a full English breakfast, a pub lunch that lasts all afternoon, a drunken night out and a lazy day in bed, eating your body weight in junk food
b) a mix of time with your other half, time with your kids and time with friends, with wine thrown in liberally for good measure
c) dinner at a chic new restaurant, with you looking very glam (though not eating much), shopping, then dinner at a friend’s where you consume one glass of wine all night, a run and yoga to even out the excesses of the weekend
Suitable attire for a night at home with Hubs is:
a) a onesie and un-matching socks
b) jeans, a t-shirt and slippers
c) the same put-together outfit that you wear outside of the home
You know you need to lose weight when:
a) why would you want to do that?
b) you realise you’ve put on 7lbs/3.5kg, usually post-Christmas and post-summer holidays
c) your size 6 trousers are getting slightly on the tight side
Your closest friends:
a) hold your hair off your face when you’re being sick and take you out to get drunk when you’ve been dumped
b) will watch Sex and the City episodes with you, whilst drinking wine and discussing feminism
c) are all very nice, but you wouldn’t trust them alone with your husband
a) are bloody hard work and exist to increase the sales of wine
b) can be hard, can be amazing, you just have to muddle through it and figure your own way
c) should be seen and not heard
a) defines me
b) is something I’m constantly trying to juggle along with the rest of my life
c) is what I do when I’m not working or spending time with my other half
How did you score?
You are most certainly English; alcohol is a way of life, as is friendship, you’re more concerned about making it through the day than looking pristine. Despite being a party animal when possible you feel that your most important job is being a mum, even if your kids do drive you bonkers.
You could be English or French; you are certainly not stereotypically French but there are French women like this who exist and they would get along with the English women who fit in this category. Your life is all about trying to find a balance – between your kids, your other half, your work/career and your friends, you like to let your hair down and have a good time without going crazy.
You are most certainly French; appearance is everything – your kids must be perfectly behaved, you must be groomed and well-presented at all times, no excess weight or alcohol is allowed. Whilst you don’t think your other half would stray you don’t trust any female around him as you never know.
This quiz was a lot of fun to create and is based on French/English stereotypes, including feedback I got from Facebook and Twitter, but also on my own French friends and experiences of living in France for 12 years in my 20s and 30s as a single gal and also in a long-term relationship with a French man.
What do you think? Do you agree with who you got? Are there other questions you would have added in here? I hope you liked it!