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Dutch dates The general convention in Italy is that the guy will pay for your date, so gentlemen should make sure they bring enough money to cover the bill in case she doesn't offer to chip in.Early As in, 'don't bother being on time'. Fidanzato literally means “betrothed”, so when your Italian boyfriend or girlfriend starts referring to you as their findanzato/a it's a sign that things are getting serious.Aperitivo Photo: Ardo Beltz Let's start at the beginning.
On an unusually sunny day in the workers paradise that is commonly known as the Netherlands, I’d just finished a run when I bumped into a Dutch friend of mine. “It’s great that in the Netherlands we also have the right to bare arms, just like the US,” I said laughing at my own joke.The Shallow Man’s spontaneous witticism left my Dutch friend as cold as a Dutch woman asked to give up smoking.He didn’t get the joke, which brings me to the subject of today’s post, five differences between British and Dutch men.The British and the Dutch have about as much in common as Kim Kardashian and talent.In fact the only common ground we share is language which I’ll come to later.
Punctuality is obviously appreciated, but it's perfectly normal for Italians to turn up ten to 15 minutes late for a date. Be warned - the turning point is normally when you go to dinner at their parents' house.