The truth about boys and dating
Some say it is unromantic but Dutch relationships pride themselves on equality between Dutch women and men.Another option is for one person to pay for, say, drinks and the other for movie tickets.The value of equality seeps into many interactions in Dutch dating.
You can find that both Dutch men and women cut out flirting and small-talk in favour of simply stating one’s desire or intentions.
It also comes down to the Dutch laid-back attitude, which tends to extend to clothes (and makeup), so you may want to take it down a notch if you’re used to getting very gussied up for a date.
Don’t take it personally if your date shows up in sneakers or arrives at a fancy event in jeans.
While Dutch women might like it when men do this, they do not expect it.
Such actions aren’t seen as an affront to ladies but rather as a sign that Dutch men see them as equals – although some might say this is the unfortunate downside of equality when dating a Dutch man.