The biggest problem expats encounter the moment they become open to dating abroad would be cultural drawbacks and sometimes language barriers. Of course, customs and expectations can be very different if you are living in another country.
There are also those who don’t see any problem with the culture, who also speak English but still finding it hard to proceed because they just don’t know how to proceed. It’s as if you can’t get your foot in the door for some reason. Sometimes, the problem is not the fact that you’re a foreigner or that you are attracted to a foreigner, it’s still your self-esteem getting the better part of you. So if you are still short on guts, here are a few tips to help you out:
When dating a Japanese.
They find it extremely rude if you are late on your date. They are very keen on their time so if you are late on your first date, there’s a high probability you won’t get a second chance. Also, most Japanese men would mention their salaries more than once during your date. This is their way of saying that they can care for you.
When dating a Chinese.
For the Chinese, it is customary to still live with your parents until you get married. This means, even after your first day, he may ask you to meet his parents. Valentine’s Day is like a religious day for them so it’s a good idea to bring flowers, chocolates or to take your date to a romantic restaurant.
When dating an Australian.
Australian women are not shy to ask the men out themselves. They may even pay for the date. Men can even ask women on a date through text.
When dating French.
In France, their dates are informal. They are even rarely organized as an “official date”. There’s no exact location, date or even a clear message saying that it’s a “date”. It is common to just meet people and be part of a group. However, the moment you get involved in kissing, it is treated seriously. This would mean, you want him or her to be your boyfriend or girlfriend
When dating an Islamic or Middle East national.
We all know that in the Middle East, it is illegal to have sex before marriage. When it comes to cuddling, touching and even kissing, these should all be done only at home and not in public places. Even you’re an expat and you are not into these, it is still best to regard discretion when dating someone from this nationality; more so if you are living in these countries.
When dating a German.
German men can take what you tell them literally so don’t say things that you don’t mean just to be nice to them. They are also known to be very truthful so not unless you want to know the real deal, don’t ask him about your new outfit, or whatever. To the Germans, small talk is superficial.
When dating an Italian.
To Italian men, they consider their mothers as a sacred. This means it is a definite No-No to criticize her. Flirting is also very common on the streets so don’t take it as a “sexual harassment” or as an invitation to a date.
When dating a Russian
For Russian males, chivalry is still alive. They are a true gentleman. If you are dating a Russian, don’t open your wallet during your date as they find this offensive. They also don’t expect much in return after a date. They are just like this. However, as their date, they want women who know how to wear makeup, high heels, and those feminine outfits.
Author-by Miguel Carlos
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