Their down to earth ways prevent the Dutch from getting all caught up in this fuzzy, romantic, somewhat commercial holiday.There is no need for it (their opinion, not ours), and the Dutch feel like this holiday made its way over the Atlantic through films and television series’.So, don’t get discouraged if you think these Dutchies are not romantic enough.It might take some time to get used to this style of dating but really, it’s a breath of fresh air and nobody is going to waste your time.When going on a first date with a Dutchman, the Shallow Man’s first piece of advice is to not react in shock, disgust or reach for the sunglasses.It is highly probable, he turns up wearing a pair of bright red jeans.It may be very direct and honest, but at least this way nobody is wasting time.So playing “hard to get” might not get you anywhere in the Lowlands!
Well, of course it does, but dating is definitely different over here. Not wasting time We all know how the Dutch love efficiency; their dating ways are no different.
Due to their love of money, you should not be insulted if at the end of a delightful evening at some nondescript brown cafe, when your date goes through the bill with the scrutiny of an American customs agent checking baggage for the presence of illegal substances.
The Dutchman’s love of money will make him check every item on the bill several times and then with the speed of a supercomputer calculate precisely how much your portion of the bill will be.”You had the White Wine that’s five euros, we had bitterballen to start, there were six.
Don’t be surprised if your date suggests you pay for your own dinner.
And it’s something you better get used to it as they do this on the first date, the second date and basically every date until you have a shared bank account and it’s not necessary anymore!