Dutch dating rules
As a result of this, Dutch men are used to treating women as independent, strong and self-assured individuals.
This makes for dating Dutch men an extremely empowering experience especially if you happen to come from a markedly patriarchal culture where women are considered weak creatures with below-par intelligence.
In Germany, Canada and Australia sharing the cost of a date is normal practice where both people have a similar financial status.
Foreign travelers, especially from America, view the Netherlands through a curious fractured mirror – on one hand it is imagined as an idyllic paradise of tulips, windmills and cheese while on the other it is viewed with delicate horror as the land of druggies and prostitutes.
The reality is though that its men here are like everywhere else – some good, some bad and most in between.
For instance, always refer to his nation as The Netherlands and not merely as Holland; this is because both North and South Holland are merely two out of twelve provinces in all.
So if the guy hails from outside the Hollands, he might feel that you have not bothered to read up on the land’s history or even chosen to exclude the other ten provinces because you don’t deem them important enough.