Dutch guys expect girls to be forward, have a lot of personality, and make their own decisions.Women in most countries are conditioned to hold back — will yourself to make the first move.Even if a supposedly romantic evening is going well it is not unheard of for both parties to share the bill.Perhaps I am old-fashioned but I cannot see or feel any expression of love or affection in this scenario., expat women in the Netherlands express constant frustration; they can expect more attention from a Dutch sack of bricks than its construction worker wingman.This shouldn’t be a surprise; Dutchmen have been conditioned to hang back.Only 12 percent of Dutchwomen think it’s admirable for a man to make the first move.
For foreign women this can prove to be quite exasperating.• If a Dutch guy starts explaining his job, divorce, kids, salary, living situation, etc. It may seem crass, but to many Dutch this is an integral part of flirting.Sluttier or more desperate Dutch men are even known to work the room, explaining their CVs to any girl who will listen until they find one who expresses interest.Holland strives to construct a truly egalitarian society in which a person’s ethnicity, religion and gender won’t affect their s chances in life.As a result some of the usual European gender rules have got a little blurred and the rules of romance are a little different in Holland.For instance, whilst in most of the world it’s up to the man to swallow his fear and start up a conversation or ask someone to dance, in Holland the women tend to be a little more forthcoming.Some find this a little daunting whilst for others it’s a welcome break.What kind of differences in foods did you experience compared to your own country?The food is very different in the Netherlands and in my country.Century the English marked the word “Dutch” as anything they did not like or considered unwholesome.To name a few that survived to this day; “Dutch courage” (over indulging in alcohol to gain foolish confidence), “Dutch sale or Dutch Bargain” (a sale made at an unfairly low price after the goods were offered at a high price or a one-sided bargain), “Double Dutch” ( incomprehensible nonsense), “Dutch Alps”( small breasts) and my all time favourite and more in line with this article “The Dutch treat” ( to pay one’s own way or going 50/50 on a bill with someone ,be it your date or girlfriend.) I personally experienced the wonders of the “Dutch treat” on a date, on the evening of 31 Are most Dutch men unromantic? Take note that the following article is based on my personal experiences and talking to people.