In terms of the progressive dating culture that exists today in the United States, dating in France is very much a traditional experience.
Strangely enough the French don't actually call it dating: The closest thing for going on a date would be a "rendez-vous galant" translating to "appointment." That would be a little old fashioned to say now, so they prefer to say "I'm seeing someone."
They go on group dates: In French dating it is not strange to be asked out in group settings versus a one on one get together. It is a more laid back experience compared to American dating. To find out more surprising difference between dating in France and America check it out here!