Dating in germany
One difference that I found particularly interesting is that young, college-age people in German tend to stay in a relationship for a longer period of time as compared to what I have observed in the U. During the orientation class I took in September, our teacher told us that many young Germans will date their significant others for quite a long time, often up to four or five years, or more. who have been dating the same person for an extended period of time, I would say that I know more people whose relationships last a few months, or sometimes even just weeks, rather than several years.
Older German adults that date are likely to find dating partners through friends and acquaintances.
However if a young woman, presumably living with her parents, has accepted the invitation of a man it is customary for him to pick her up at her home; bringing a small bouquet, or a flower or two for the mother is considered in good taste. it is not unusual in Germany for a man to date a woman much younger than he. Most German parents do not expect (and may even get down-right nasty) if serious advances are made toward a young daughter (she having ideas of her own, notwithstanding.).
Remember, however, flowers for mom, In no way indicates interest in the daughter (or the mother for that matter! A man won’t be thrown out of the house if be doesn’t make this gesture but to bring flowers will indeed enhance his image. Dating here, might be better considered a form of socializing and not a preliminary step to bedding down or marriage.
German men will always initiate a date with a woman.
The man asks the woman out and is also expected to pay for the date.