Dating in german culture
A man is always expected to ask a woman for a date, never the reverse.
The man pays for the date and if the girl is still living with her parents, the man brings flowers to her mother.
It's customary in France for people to get to know each other slowly and allow romance to develop over time.
It is frequently said that people somehow just end up together.
The word "flirt" has two meanings: one for Germans and one for the rest of the world.
Most of the 3 billion men on the globe today figure their best shot is to make their make obvious.
And the calculus is simple: If she doesn't know you're interested, your chances are nada -- if she can't ignore your come-ons, at least she's got to make a decision.
Spaniards are frequently characterized as the most passionate and verbal of the European dating cultures.
Most like American dating culture in its approach, the British dating culture has become a system of strictly evaluating person against person to find the best match for personal preferences before committing to an exclusive relationship.
Speed dating and Internet dating are both acceptable and practiced in Britain. When in a relationship, Brits are generally less physically affectionate than their American counterparts.
Interest is indicated by way of a studied, concentrated look on the part of the man -- a gaze which may, but often doesn't, include a smile.
Rather than a stare, though, the look should be brief and fleeting -- and the man's job is done.
Both men and women ask each other out and splitting the cost of the date is becoming customary.