My first reaction was to laugh at him because it seemed so absurd that someone let alone a cashier my age with whom I had only spoken three words was asking me on a date. You have the French insight on this that a non-French person is not able to bring to the discussion. From Our Teen Readers March 13, 3: Perhaps a similar mentality also exists in France, between local men and women. I found the information you mentioned about how French kids meet and date is right on the money. However, the internet internet dating, meet ups, etc.