English dating games
Don't take it personally if your date shows up in sneakers or arrives at a fancy event in jeans.
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.
Our membership base is made up of over 2.5 million singles from USA, Europe, Philippines, Thailand, China, Japan, Vietnam and many more Asian countries.There are less ‘rules’ about when to call back, kiss or spend the night, and actions are based more on instinct rather than an unwritten play book.Playing hard-to-get and silly games have little value in the Netherlands but confidence and being to-the-point rank high.Another option is for one person to pay for, say, drinks and the other for movie tickets.Either way, be prepared that a date is not always going to be free ride, nor will free drinks in bars be that forthcoming from Dutch men.
While neither Dutch women nor Dutch men are renowned for being touchy on a first date, direct eye contact is the norm so don't be put off if someone is staring your way. This shouldn't come as a surprise considering you are in the country that gave name to the phrase 'going Dutch' (splitting a bill).