I was discussing this over the phone with a buddy of mine. He gave me some advice on Eastern European women, that a lot of them can be pretty cold when it comes to men, sort of like a "shit test."

The question is, are Western European women like this too? More specifically, French women? I always heard they were notoriously hard to break.

It wasn't until the last day of class on Monday that this French exchange student turned around and gave me cold blank "eye fuck". I sent her an e-mail the next day saying, "Hey, what's up?" hoping for a response that would lead me to asking her out. I got this response: "?" A question mark. Pretty rude if you ask me. I feel like I'm being shit-tested here.