Macha from Tout sur moi has been going out on dates with the male doctors from her doctor’s office. Unlikely in the real world but, hey, Tout sur moi is just a comedy!
One of the dates she goes on is with her… gynecologist. She tells her friends that she had her première date avec son gynécologue.
Informally, you’ll hear a (romantic) date called une date in French. It follows the English pronunciation: it rhymes with the English word “hate.” It you make it rhyme with the English word “hat,” it will sound like date in the sense of “calendar date” instead, which isn’t what you mean to say.
To say “to go on a first date with someone,” Macha used an informal expression: avoir une première date avec quelqu’un.
J’ai eu ma première date avec lui.
I went on my first date with him.
[This entry was inspired by the character Macha in Tout sur moi, “Santé!,” season 4, episode 10, Radio-Canada, Montreal, 17 November 2010.]