1. Why is it so hard to spend time with someone you like without calling it an official “date”?
French men and women can spend some casual time together without any precise and complex rules. If you appreciate each other’s company, you can go for a walk, to the movies, to the museum, try tree climbing or wine tasting, just whatever you feel like doing, and in no specific order! So for us, the complex American “dating” system is a bit of a drag. It can be hard to get used to how rigid it feels. For a French girl, “first date”, “second date”, “third date” just don’t make a lot of sense.