Some say it is unromantic but Dutch relationships pride themselves on equality between Dutch women and men.
Another option is for one person to pay for, say, drinks and the other for movie tickets.
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The Netherlands has less of a dating culture than other countries, for example the US or UK.
There are less ‘rules’ about when to call back, kiss or spend the night, and actions are based more on instinct rather than an unwritten play book.
The Dutch tend to believe it is better to be honest than mislead someone.Forget the sugar-coating – being down-to-earth and direct will earn a lot more points with a Dutch man or Dutch girls. Friends also usually kiss three times on the cheek in greeting; some strangers may kiss when being introduced to someone through a common friend, although a handshake is more common. It is not uncommon to split the bill on the first date – right down to the last cent's worth of what you ate – regardless of whether your're dating a Dutch man or woman.While neither Dutch women nor Dutch men are renowned for being touchy on a first date, direct eye contact is the norm so don't be put off if someone is staring your way. This shouldn't come as a surprise considering you are in the country that gave name to the phrase 'going Dutch' (splitting a bill).It also comes down to the Dutch laid-back attitude, which tends to extend to clothes (and makeup), so you may want to take it down a notch if you're used to getting very gussied up for a date.Don't take it personally if your date shows up in sneakers or arrives at a fancy event in jeans.The value of equality seeps into many interactions in Dutch dating.Dutch men in general are not renowned for opening doors for Dutch women or taking their heavy bags.This has changed the Dutch dating game in some respects as 'first dates' are moving to online dating platforms and social media.However, some facts in the Dutch dating game remain true regardless of where you meet new people in the Netherlands.Our membership base is made up of over 2.5 million singles from USA, UK, Germany, France, Kenya, Cameroon, South Africa Nigeria, Ghana, Madagascar, Cote d'Ivoire and many more African countries.We are committed to helping you find the perfect match, no matter where in the world you may be.