By Genevieve Woingust While there are certain universal characteristics that come into play when boy meets girl or woman meets man - like palpitations, sweaty palms and "foot in mouth' disease - which have little bearing on nationality, ethnicity or custom, there are certain rules of conduct that differ among countries.
So in order to avoid frustration and embarassement, there are some “Do's and Dont’s” you may want to be aware of.
However if a young woman, presumably living with her parents, has accepted the invitation of a man it is customary for him to pick her up at her home; bringing a small bouquet, or a flower or two for the mother is considered in good taste. it is not unusual in Germany for a man to date a woman much younger than he. Most German parents do not expect (and may even get down-right nasty) if serious advances are made toward a young daughter (she having ideas of her own, notwithstanding.).
Remember, however, flowers for mom, In no way indicates interest in the daughter (or the mother for that matter! A man won’t be thrown out of the house if be doesn’t make this gesture but to bring flowers will indeed enhance his image. Dating here, might be better considered a form of socializing and not a preliminary step to bedding down or marriage.
An American girl isn’t so much into ‘the chase’ — she generally doesn’t run away for too long, or too far away.
An American girl can take time away from her friend to talk to you on a night out.
haha, I’m amazed at the level of competency and complexity that they know as a population! I actually never really realized this until I moved to the United Kingdom. Every drink in German is served sparkling, even water! Probably doesn’t help that I was a cheerleader and in a sorority. It is funny to talk to them about it and dispel some of the beliefs associated with the stereotypes (and no, my sorority did not have pillow fights in just our bras and underwear! I find Germans are much more respectful of women and the equality of women.“The night that we met, he asked me if I wanted to speak English or German, and I insisted on English because his English was much better than my German.It still is, though I have studied up to C1 level since then, but since our relationship was initially grounded in English, that’s still the default. Jane Elizabeth Dum “The English (and American) dating culture is much more formalized than in Germany, so when you’re dating in the UK, it’s much easier to know what you’re supposed to do.She might even ditch her friend for half the night, depending how interested in you she is.An Italian girl would never leave her friend alone.
For me, learning the language wasn’t just about something I had to do. I needed a job and personally needed to no longer feel like an outsider looking in.