Dutch dating customs

04 Feb

3) They know that women run the world: Queens have held reign in the House of Orange like forever,…well from 1890 to 2013 to be precise, so I find dutch guys in some zany way quite respectful of womenfolk.

A dutch guy is likely not to be domineering, but surprise surprise, won’t mind if you are.

He won’t mind you barking out orders or getting you a cup of tea.

You would however, steer clear of ones that beg to be tied up and whipped, because they are out there (Unless you are game).

Here, even with 12-inch heels, I’m still quite average among dutch guys.

It’s a comforting feeling being around them, and not feeling self-conscious sticking out over everyone.

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But the more egalitarian system of Dutch flirting does present some advantages; for example, an attractive woman can enjoy a glass of wine alone at a Dutch bar without inventing an enormous, fanged, jealous boyfriend who will be joining her shortly.

• 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.

4) They are egalitarian: I’ve had people I consider big.boss in a foundation, the medical specialist, the brainy professor or even the pastor, address me like they were my equal, eyeball to eyeball.I find myself thinking that back home in Kenya, unless he’s a relative or close friend, people with similar qualifications prefer to float on celestial clouds further up, at a high unreachable pedestal, with some assistants scurrying around to transmit messages to we “earthly mortals.” Your protests will likely be met with a booming rebuttal ‘Haiyaaa, si there’s a chain of command!

’ 5)They are not finicky over food: Ask a dutch guy over for lunch and he will be perfectly fine with slices of bread served with cheese and ham followed by hot cups of coffee.