Not much for LDR's but given my time here, I find myself alone a lot...While many foreigners initially find dating in the Netherlands daunting or inaccessible, understanding Dutch personality traits and mentality can help reduce miscommunicating the ‘flirting' signals as practised by Dutch women and Dutch men.
Relying on the Dutch penchant for modesty and honesty, your compliments should be the same.
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.
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If you love music, you should stop here for the moment :) don't... It has become so regular that I might as well consider the dating scene here.
The Dutch tend to believe it is better to be honest than mislead someone.
To the untrained dater it may appear rude or direct but it is a refreshing scene of playing with your cards on the table.
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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).