People don't tend to go on ‘dates' with complete strangers but instead often get to know someone who's already in their circle or the friend of a friend, and then it ‘just happens' and they decide to go out together alone. There aren't too many rigid rules, either: "In the Netherlands there are no set rules – you might do all or nothing on the first or tenth date," and, "the timescale between the first date and having sex in France could be anything from 20 years to 20 seconds," said European expats.In France, Germany and Belgium, it's common for the man to ask a woman out, but in Switzerland, the men can be a little reserved so women might want to give them a nudge.10 out of 10 of them will take their left (or right) arm, cross it over their chest, and 'scratch' their other arm, or their face. I would like to know how many posters have actually dated overseas. And if the founding fathers didn't think it was all that Nifty, than why is most of New England (ahem, NEW F*CKIN' ENGLAND) built to look like Europe? For example, stand on a curb and watch (but don't stare) at the females walking by. American women want to be attractive, but don't want guys looking at them. The perception among a lot of Spanish men is that American women are "easy," especially compared to Spanish women.Also, there are European women and men who will go out with us just because we are American. 10 out of 10 of them will take their left (or right) arm, cross it over their chest, and 'scratch' their other arm, or their face. The opposite wasn't true - the men on my program did not have any luck with Spanish women.View all posts by Liliia Zviagintceva The world becomes smaller, boundaries become transparent, people become mobile.
In Europe, getting to know someone romantically is fairly laid back.Here's a guide to take you through your first Euro date.To gather real accounts of the European dating scene, last year we asked around 500 (mostly, but not exclusively, heterosexual) expats living in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland a series of up-close and personal questions about themselves, their relationships and their sex lives.Of course, every relationship is different and how yours develops will depend on who you both are and the chemistry between you.If you like each other, you'll probably find a way to make it work, regardless of any cultural variations.