They also see each other as a strong and independent person, so you will rarely see a man opens the door for her woman.Not that they don’t care, but men sees women can be perfectly well on their own.
They may have different taste of humor, but smile and laugh are universal language, isn’t? They do not accept jokes about their country’s dark history, thus never say Hitler’s name in front of them as a joke.
They will tell you all you want about their history if you ask them, but they never accept it as a joke.9.
If you are not German native or have never been to Germany, you may find some cultures very different than yours. Ask them directly Most German are open minded and don’t like anyone who beat around the bush.
Nevertheless, if you are dating a German, or going to live there, you have to be accustomed by their dating culture in Germany. They prefer a direct question in anything, and prefer people who speaks their mind freely.
For example, he picked you up from your place and you asked, “How do I look today? If he said you are beautiful, means he thinks that you really are.
But if he said that you put on too much make up, you have to seriously consider it on your next date. They are not fans of “light conversations”To get close to someone, you often make some silly jokes or talking about trivial matters endlessly with them. “Light conversation” with no particular topics is never considered okay for German.
Because of this, it’s better for you not to expect them to keep check on you every now and then just to make sure that you take your meals properly.
They have their own priority such as work, rest, and some of me time! Be on time Your German boyfriend will never be understanding if you show up late for your date.
If you happen to be someone on your late teens or early 20s and dating someone from your peers, it will be better for you two to split the bills.
You can’t expect you boyfriend (who is still a collage student) to pay for your meals while he himself hasn’t has a steady income yet. Equality above everything Germans living with equality for men and women. German couples split the house rent evenly between men and women.
That would be an American culture of “friendliness” who love to break the ice of awkwardness between people.