And where German and American cultures are concerned, the potential for culturally-based misunderstandings is relatively negligible, so if two people aren’t open-minded enough to try to work through such insignificant differences, the relationship doesn’t stand a snowflake’s chance in hell of surviving anyway.” However for most people whose sweetheart is German, a foreigner, there are plenty of cultural nuances and minor difficulties resulting sometimes in an alienation. Let’s listen again to Lynne, the expert in human relations in general and in relations with a German man in particular.
if there’s any genuine connection between two people, it’ll survive whatever differences may arise in the early stages of dating, and if those differences seem too overwhelming and/or the relationship doesn’t survive for other reasons, trying to make too many adaptations in the early stages is NOT going to help!
The most that any such “advice” can normally do is perhaps to spare an occasional bruised feeling that might result from a minor misunderstanding.
Surprisingly, Germans are flirtatious and more cheeky than they will admit.
Eye contact is very important; you need to show that you are confident but not arrogant.
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When it comes to dating there are certain rules and customs that most cultures hold dear, and simply just not knowing can cause a breakdown in communication. Most of the customs surrounding dating in Germany are a lot like those of the United States, with the exception that German couples that are dating are more likely to engage in group dates.What might be considered romantic, attractive or polite in one culture might not be well received in another.Learning a few German dating tips, however, can help you avoid making dating blunders. Younger people tend to meet at bars and clubs, while the older generation tend to move within their circles of friends.It is acceptable to meet at a specified location or for the male to pick up the woman at her home.If the man does pick the woman up at home he should bring her a bouquet of flowers and also one for her mother as well, if she lives at home.German men have a tendency to date women that are much younger than they are.