With 55% of males confirming they’ve had sexual affairs with other people other than the one they’re in a relationship with, the verdict points to the French and Italian men as top philanderers. Even though 45% of men in France remain faithful to their lady loves and wives, the majority are still committing the crime of juggling two or maybe even more lovers at the same time.Following French and Italian men behind are the Brits at 42%. Given that France produces many of the world’s finest wines, it’s safe to presume that its people also drink lots of them. There’s no denying the fact that though French men are considered rude, arrogant and snobs, they are also the world’s best wine connoisseurs.

Sure, some French men are perpetual smokers with a cigarette always on their hands, but that doesn’t justify the stereotype that majority, if not all, French men are heavy smokers.

When talking about countries with the most smokers or highest cigarette annual consumption, France is not even on the top 10 list.

Instead those who topped the notorious list are its neighbors including Russia, Serbia, Greece and Bulgaria.

In 2013, cigarette sales dropped by 7.6%—that’s about 4 billion less cigarettes than the previous year.

Do you know the French men as much as you think you do?

Whether you’re already living in France or planning a visit any time soon, knowing some of the common myths about them will give you better insight.

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Maybe not, maybe yes…But they at least have their basis, right? What made them label the French as too lazy, work-shy, inefficient and unmotivated?

From an economic standpoint, French men are deemed lazy because they get paid high wages but they only worked three hours a day.

Despite the 16% less in working hours, France still manages to stay on par with its neighbors.