I'm interested in learning a new language simply for the sake of knowing one apart from English. I've heard much about French and Spanish, but cannot choose which one to learn. I'm guessing that Spanish would be more useful in the US seeing that there are so many who speak it. I'm tempted to learn French simply to read the original Asterix comics (I LOVE these!). From a practical point of view, it looks like Spanish, but here is the clincher: Which ones do the babes dig more? This will be the deciding factor. Please and Thank you.