And where German and American cultures are concerned, the potential for culturally-based misunderstandings is relatively negligible, so if two people aren’t open-minded enough to try to work through such insignificant differences, the relationship doesn’t stand a snowflake’s chance in hell of surviving anyway.” However for most people whose sweetheart is German, a foreigner, there are plenty of cultural nuances and minor difficulties resulting sometimes in an alienation. Let’s listen again to Lynne, the expert in human relations in general and in relations with a German man in particular.
Being an American, she has unique experience of successful dating and communicating with a German.
If the man does pick the woman up at home he should bring her a bouquet of flowers and also one for her mother as well, if she lives at home.
German men have a tendency to date women that are much younger than they are.
For this reason dating German men can be somewhat of a challenge for a woman who is not accustomed to the customs of German people.
In reality, the above is a conception based on experience as an outsider.
They are not conditioned to flirt with women randomly and tend to be quite rigid.
customs however, something as small as being 10 minutes late bringing home your date can result in there never being another date because of the value that Germans place on punctuality.
In Germany punctuality is almost considered to be a trademark.
It is likely that the date would not take place if the man is late picking up or meeting the woman or late bringing her home.
There are no set rules or customs for how the man will meet up with the woman for their date though.
It is acceptable to meet at a specified location or for the male to pick up the woman at her home.