Unlike the rest of us, who might try to make an instant connection with the opposite sex, Germans tend to do things a little different.
A guy walking up to a girl at a bar and saying “hi” would be much too forward.
This is how the French are groomed to think about love from an early age: not in the absolutes of total love or utter rejection, but in nuances and a range of possibilities.
It dawned on me at that moment that while we Americans are groomed to seek happy endings and closure, the French are more comfortable with emotional subtleties and ambiguity.
After 20 years of happily ever after, my husband awoke one morning in our Paris apartment a changed man, a man in a midlife crisis. We already had two kids and I was the other side of 40.
He wanted to work endless hours, have a wife without children, hang with 30-year olds.
“I mainly get approached by Spanish guys,” she admits, adding that she thinks Swiss men must be too arrogant or too scared to speak to women.
Guys will envision a long lost pet to enhance the forlorn and harrowing sense of melancholy.
If the woman is interested, she will walk up to him and drop her drink on the floor.
You need to make more effort than you think With the rise of dating apps like Tinder and Grindr, many of us expect instant hook-ups.
But this ‘no effort’ mentality is a mistake when it comes to dating the Swiss.