In the US and other English-speaking countries, the kiss just doesn't have the same significance it does elsewhere.
For example, in the UK, a woman might kiss one or more men when she's out in a club or bar (or vice versa) but it wouldn't necessarily mean anything or lead to a relationship of any kind.
After the first date, most people would probably expect to go Dutch (and not just in the Netherlands! Last year, a well-known romantic social networking site asked 13,000 members from around the world ‘Would you kiss on a first date?
' Over half of the Americans, Australians and Canadians said they would kiss on a first date, while only 29 percent of Germans and 32 percent of French said they would pucker up.
Unless you're going to be doing something sporty, dress up a little.
Flip-flops, shorts or scruffy clothes in general tend not to make a good impression in fashion-conscious Europe. In France, a man may be late but don't take it personally – French men are notoriously bad timekeepers.
In places like the Netherlands and Germany, people can be very direct in the way they speak (rather than being over polite and saying things ‘to be nice' that they don't mean to avoid hurting someone's feelings – as is often the way in the UK).
So what you say may be taken at face value – and you shouldn't always take to heart what's said to you. In the UK, drinking a vast amount of alcohol can be central in beginning a sexual relationship with someone.In Germany, couples don't start with formal dating either and it's only after a series of informal meetings – walks, dinner, cinema, theatre – that they might start being seen as a ‘couple'.It's also common for couples to keep the fact that they're an item to themselves.I like to make people smile and happy, I'm a good listener and Iam a beautiful loving caring compassionate and considerate.I like listening to gospel music, taking a walk My height is average. I dress in a modern way I want a loving and caring man for a I am 46 years old young man, living and working in Netherlands at the moment. I spend my time doing small shoping, cooking, riding a bicycle, surfing in the internet and working.To gather real accounts of the European dating scene, last year we asked around 500 (mostly, but not exclusively, heterosexual) expats living in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland a series of up-close and personal questions about themselves, their relationships and their sex lives.