North american dating culture
Overall, Americans are very very cautious on the dating scene.
Sure, they will go out for dinner and do fun activities, but it’s not packaged up in a formal and contrived manner. It’s more organic and instead of defining the relationship in order to know how to act, they let the relationship unfold and the label of boyfriend/girlfriend just naturally develops in the process. European men are comfortable with women, which leads to respect for women.
The French, incidentally, don’t linguistically fob off their slobberier makeouts as an import.
They have various expressions for the act; rouler une pelle — to turn the spatula — is particularly popular.
Madame Figaro reminds French women in the States to not send the first SMS after an encounter, so as not to seem “desperate”.
The man, also pretending to be busy and not desperate, will generally follow a “three-day rule” in waiting to text the woman for a second date.