Perhaps a similar mentality also exists in France, between local men and women.I don’t know, because I was not a local, but a rare and exotic foreigner.
Do not be surprised that French women are confident; the confidence is usually well-founded.
Let her have the space and independence that she requires.
Many years ago I was in a park in Paris with a girl named Sandrine who was pining away for a boy named Pierre.
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.