Dating a swiss

28-Aug-2016 06:12

But knowing some of the cultural differences – who makes the first move, kissing on a first date, how soon to call after a date – may help you avoid awkward situations, or at least stop you from getting hurt or hurting someone else unintentionally.

In Europe, getting to know someone romantically is fairly laid back.

You see, while people are all individuals, each country is also different, has its own cultural norms, etc. Makes the Germans look downright loose and playful.In the Netherlands you might take a walk or go on a bike ride.In Germany, couples don't start with formal dating either and it's only after a series of informal meetings – walks, dinner, cinema, theatre – that they might start being seen as a ‘couple'.We've made tentative plans to go out again, which is nice. You will kick yourself forever if you don't pursue this.I just don't want to come off as too forward while still letting her know that I'm interested in more than friendship... I'm used to English women, who are quite the opposite. I have no expertise on Swiss women, however, the only one I know is an English woman who has become Swiss!

You see, while people are all individuals, each country is also different, has its own cultural norms, etc. Makes the Germans look downright loose and playful.

In the Netherlands you might take a walk or go on a bike ride.

In Germany, couples don't start with formal dating either and it's only after a series of informal meetings – walks, dinner, cinema, theatre – that they might start being seen as a ‘couple'.

We've made tentative plans to go out again, which is nice. You will kick yourself forever if you don't pursue this.

I just don't want to come off as too forward while still letting her know that I'm interested in more than friendship... I'm used to English women, who are quite the opposite. I have no expertise on Swiss women, however, the only one I know is an English woman who has become Swiss!

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.