Dating in dutch culture
– For a good night out with live (rock) music: Dollars at the Korenmarkt.– For drinks, I can suggest Stan&Co, and if you want to be in a bit more less fancy place, go to Het Moortgat.When you think ‘regular’ women are complicated, you haven’t dated any Dutch women yet! So when you ask us a question, but you don’t actually want to know the answer (for example if we like your shoes…) and instead wanna be sweet talked, then do NOT ask this question! And here it’s where it actually goes wrong a lot of times (even with Dutchmen, trust me). So this means we could love you till death, but still want to hang on to our own house when we move in together.As a woman (who also lived abroad), I can (proudly) say that we are complicated. But once you get to know us, you will love us forever. When we answer your question and you don’t like the answer, it’s not meant to hurt you. This has nothing to do with not having faith; this is just us, always wanting to be independent.I guarantee that on your first date with a Dutchmen the standard uniform of Brown Shoes, Blue Jeans, a smart shirt and a suit jacket will be worn.This is because like their female counterparts, Dutch men believe firmly in Doe Maar Normaal, i.e.Visit any V&D or major store on a Saturday and you’ll witness the once proud Dutch lion being bossed around by his poorly dressed partner.
In return, this also means we won’t mummy you either. So, we will not clean up after you, we will not wash your clothes, we will not do the dishes for you: all of this you can do yourself too.Cause when you’re running out of money, what will they do with their shoebox? And then, Dutch woman (and yes, I’m talking very much in general, so just take it as my opinion) don’t like makeup too much.We prefer to be natural beauties, even when we are not that beautiful.We are who we are and we also have no problems talking about it.We talk just as easily about coffee as our bowel movements, something I know is very uncommon for many women in other countries.