Watch out with the compliments: we like to hear that we look great, or that we’re smart – just don’t overdo it. If she makes a lot of eye contact, maybe a couple of seconds too long, you might be on her good side!
Similarly, don’t expect to receive many compliments. If a girl shows up on a date in a sweater and sneakers, it’s not because she believes that you’re not worth the time of dressing up.
However, that should not be held against us as we also speak at least one foreign language, mainly English, but you will find many who will be fluent in French, German or Spanish. Actually, they are taller, richer and blonder than us.
So what sets us apart from the rest of the female world?
We Dutchies are all about equality, even with dating.
So, if a girl offers to split the bill, don’t be the gentleman, but accept and realise that you’ve scored an independent woman! ) Dutch girls may be a bit more feministic than you’re used to. We aren’t precious dolls or princesses in an ivory tower who need to be courted.
• Go to funky concerts – Utrecht offers a wide variety of concerts from reggae to techno, so going to these parties is fun in itself.