Guys interested in “tutoring” would succeed in getting my number, until I learned that ESL practice was the secondary goal. It’s an age-old tradition to use lies or euphemisms instead of direct statements when it comes to dating.
To him, my identity was minimized to that one factor.
I didn’t become markedly more attractive, cooler, or funnier—in fact, with the language barrier, my personality points most likely decreased.
My dating history in the States (or lack thereof) comes predominately from time spent on campus at a liberal university, and in New York City.
It is so funny to see how some social behaviors are exactly the same between France and the US, and others are completely different. Well, this was a big shock to me when I arrived in the US. I understood of course a man and a woman could be interested in each other in a romantic way, let me reassure you.
One of the very obvious difference is the dating game. But I was not aware that accepting to go out to dinner with a man alone gave the signal that I was possibly romantically interested in him.