In its goal to create as many happy couples across the world as possible, online dating service MySingleFriend has scoured the European dating scene and developed an interactive dating map detailing the need-to-know basics for dating across the continent.
It’s not news that more and more couples are meeting digitally, and with the introduction of dating apps that enable you to connect with new people from wherever you are in the world – location is now not a factor in finding love. Broadening your horizons has developed a whole new meaning!
Reports from the Economist show that within British marriages, 9 per cent include a spouse born outside the UK, whilst in the Baltic states, more than 15 per cent of married couples include a non-native partner.
With this in mind, it’s important to know some of the dos and don’ts when it comes to dating abroad. For example:
- In Malta, you should never turn up empty handed if you are visiting a girlfriend or boyfriend’s house. Even a houseplant will do!
- If you were to date an Icelander, be prepared for the freedom! Nudity is embraced in the Nordic country, and body confidence is something that can only be seen as a positive!
- In the Czech Republic, if you want to impress the ladies – roses and tulips are the way to go. Avoid Cala Lillies, they may look striking but are often associated with funerals.
- Have you ever heard of the saying ‘going Dutch’? Splitting the bill with your date in the Netherlands is the norm – equality and all that jazz?