Nicolas Sarkozy was so smitten with Carla Bruni he may have been the only Parisian without a lover.
10. Develop an utter disdain for money
For Parisians money isn't a topic for discussion.
Never compare salaries or even refer to the exorbitant cost of a restaurant.
It's bad form to check a bill -- although it's sometimes rewarding.
It's worth cultivating the maître d'hôtel of a grand brasserie to be sycophantically swept to your favorite table on arrival.
That's when you know you're a true Parisian.
11. Learn French
Nobody will really accept you, of course, unless you speak la langue de Molière.
Once you have the basics, sprinkle them liberally with English words such as "cool," "look" (as in a style), "weekend," "design" and "trench" (not warfare, but a belted raincoat).
Remember that the innate sense of "les Anglo-Saxons" (a catchphrase for the U.S. and UK) is negative, while "perfide Albion" (treacherous England) crops up regularly.
Parisians nonetheless show a grudging respect for American culture and history, particularly given that the Yankees broke away from perfide Albion.