French Women Discuss Dating In France: "We Don't" (VIDEO)

12/12/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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The word dating doesn't exist in Paris; they call it meeting because "date" is a code for flowers, dinner, goodnight kiss, etc. It's not spontaneous.

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Find out what else we can learn from french women, including this nugget:

2. Age doesn't get in the way of their sex lives.

Through our 40s, we American women manage to arrange romps on a fairly regular basis. But the latest national statistics show that by our 50s, a third of us haven't had sex in the last year. By our 60s, nearly half have gone sexless in the previous year. Once we hit our 70s, most of us might as well hang up an "out of business" sign. (Needless to say, men fare much better.)....But not in France. Frenchwomen simply don't suffer from the same dramatic, post-40s slide into sexual obsolescence. Just 15 percent of Frenchwomen in their 50s and 27 percent in their 60s haven't had any sex in the past year, according to a 2004 national survey by France's Regional Health Observatory. Another national survey being released next month will report that cohabiting Frenchwomen over 50 are having more sex now than they did in the early 1990s.