Dating women with kids reputation
While Dutch women might like it when men do this, they do not expect it.
Such actions aren’t seen as an affront to ladies but rather as a sign that Dutch men see them as equals – although some might say this is the unfortunate downside of equality when dating a Dutch man.
Both Dutch women and Dutch men are renowned for being straight-forward in conversation, and little social negativity is attached to asking personal questions or openly stating one’s unsolicited opinion in the Netherlands.
The Dutch tend to believe it is better to be honest than mislead someone.
It’s unnerving approaching a group of Dutch men or Dutch women to strike up a conversation with someone you have your eye on – but such is the dating scene in the Netherlands.
Foreigners sometimes feel isolated by the mass social gatherings when going out, but unless you see another way in, you’ll just have to brave it and charge – and accept the possible public rejection, or possibly even a group first date.
You might find it less common to ‘label’ a relationship or have a talk about the direction of your love affair, even after several months of meeting.
The value of equality seeps into many interactions in Dutch dating.
Dutch men in general are not renowned for opening doors for Dutch women or taking their heavy bags.
Making new Dutch friends or partners may be difficult at first but once break through, you’ll find that Dutch girls and men can make very loyal friends or partners for life. Learning the basics of Dutch culture can do wonders for your love life – and your Dutch life in general.
Would you presume that being called ‘a little fart’ is an insult? It’s important to be aware of the impact of cultural differences on your relationship.