I lived in Paris, in Sweden, and in Washington state for a while. I don't know if it's an American thing or if this is just specific to New York, but the dating scene here often feels like an actual market where people try goods (several at once) and decide which one is best fitted to their needs and expectations. It feels way more organic and spontaneous in France, but that could also just be an illusion. You can find, theoretically, someone and get in the groove of things and just start dating naturally, but the talk still always happens — nothing is ever assumed. The talk is done nevertheless but just to know if you should move on or not. I think if you're dating someone for more than a few weeks, then maybe some clearer "erm, hey, are we making this a thing? British people are too awkward to have an "exclusivity talk" — I almost never hear my friends say they've had to have that talk.
I have however been facing unusual misunderstandings and disappointments when flirting with German men, likely due to cultural differences.
In terms of seduction, the rules are totally different here: the women flirt and men simper.
In a series called Heartbeats on Deutschland.de, sixteen bi-national couples have shared their stories and offered advice for others in cross-cultural relationships.
We’ve compiled their advice below in this guide to bi-national relationships.
Gather a group of young and single foreigners who recently moved to New York City and at one moment or another, you'll hear them talk about how weird the dating scene in the city is.
Moving to a new place, anywhere in the world, means adjusting to new dating rules and standards.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.Of course learning German wasn’t the easiest task I’ve ever accomplished.As in any relationship between two human beings love is beautiful but complicated.Until I moved to Germany, I was convinced that love has a common language, no matter which language(s) you speak.He Will Be Honest – If a German guy says something, chances are you can believe him.