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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.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.
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.While Dutch women might like it when men do this, they do not expect it.Such actions aren’t seen as an affront to ladies but rather as a sign that Dutch men see them as equals – although some might say this is the unfortunate downside of equality when dating a Dutch man.Playing hard-to-get and silly games have little value in the Netherlands but confidence and being to-the-point rank high.
Of course, you might get a flat-out rejection but you won’t waste your time where it’s not appreciated.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.