Dutch guys expect girls to be forward, have a lot of personality, and make their own decisions.
It is a great cause for shame and embarrassment to let a woman (even if she is a heartless vamp) pay a part or all of the bill where I come from.
I came across this excerpt from an article I was reading one day, “Dutch Men” Article from Radio Netherlands, 20 April 2001.
As a black female traveller who has graced a couple of continents with itchy feet, I dare say that dutch guys are..super cool!
1) They are tall: I came away from my country feeling giraffe-like.
I’m reading through the CNN travel report circa 2011 and wondering why the dutch don’t have a mention as one of the coolest nationalities in the world. Ditch the ill feelings towards the dutch guy who is rumoured to Go Dutch, when you are sitting at a table across from him, and slowly clearing your plate on a date.
Forget about all those complaints and concerns on the cybersphere about dutch guys being uncool, unromantic and underdressed.
• If a Dutch guy starts explaining his job, divorce, kids, salary, living situation, etc. It may seem crass, but to many Dutch this is an integral part of flirting.
Sluttier or more desperate Dutch men are even known to work the room, explaining their CVs to any girl who will listen until they find one who expresses interest.
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.
On the other hand, expat women (at least those from non-Scandinavian countries) tend to complain that they don’t feel quite as beautiful without the constant explicit attention and, more importantly, they can’t seem to figure out how to snag a local lover.