Woolcot tackles modern courtship conundrums head on, including: › the intricacies of online dating sites like Relatieplanet and Lexa › the finer points of smart-phone based platform Tinder › tips on how to hunt supposedly spoiled and unromantic Dutch men › the best approaches to win over "ferocious" Dutch ladies › and more practical advice like what to cook to avoid intimidating a Dutchie at home (avoid extravagance at all costs! Learn to dodge social media stalkers, spot gold diggers and more by letting Simon be your guide to the perils and prizes to be had in the Dutch dating wilderness, as explained in ! Affinity for sarcasm, craft beers, art criticism, stand-up comedy and the Dutch...
This has changed the Dutch dating game in some respects as 'first dates' are moving to online dating platforms and social media.
However, some facts in the Dutch dating game remain true regardless of where you meet new people in the Netherlands.
To the untrained dater it may appear rude or direct but it is a refreshing scene of playing with your cards on the table.
Being successful in Dutch dating can require a level of assertiveness: if you want something, just do it.
Plus there’s plenty of local beer by the bottle to smooth over any early-date awkwardness.
There are two sides to this classic bar, but you should head straight to the smaller, older (as in 1670) side, of course.
15 comments 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.
Of course, similar to elsewhere, online dating in the Netherlands is increasingly becoming the norm as taboos are shed, particularly among older daters.
Far from a science, the book offers something more valuable: practical advice based on the lived experiences of expats dating the Dutch and the Dutch dating those expats. In his quest to crack the courtship codes of the Netherlands, Simon sought advice and collected stories from his fellow expats via social media, consulted his network of Dutch and expat friends/associates and, of course, mined his own personal experiences.
Retaining the jocular tone of his first book, the dry humour and slick, sarcastic commentary on the ups and downs of cross-cultural dating will immediately resonate with both Dutch and expatriate audiences.
Amsterdam’s sexy reputation may come from the Red-Light District, but that’s just because outsiders don’t know how hot the local dating scene is.