Most Germans put their tree up right before or on Christmas Eve.
Because Christmas is my favorite time of year, I would be so sad if I didn’t get my tree until the 24 special and combine our respective traditions.
I really want to change that—having a half-English half-German scenario would be ideal for me, as we could communicate in whatever language makes the most sense at the moment, and it would still allow us both to improve on our second languages, but it’s a struggle to ‘force’ ourselves into that mode, unless our environment dictates one language or the other.” –Mirko and Natalye "If those in the relationship love each other then they understand each other on a much deeper level, and the language becomes less important. In German, the word “date” doesn’t really exist, certainly not with all the rules and codes that come with it, and Germans tend to either be too shy or too cool to date.
I lived in Berlin for 10 years before moving to London, and even when I thought I was on a date with a German woman, half the time I couldn’t really be sure whether I was or not.” –Bernie and Christie “The cultural differences between Germans and Australians may seem rather small or non-existent at first sight, but over the years and especially since we have moved back to Australia, I have noticed there are actually quite a lot, but rather subtle, cultural differences.
In a series called Heartbeats on Deutschland.de, sixteen bi-national couples have shared their stories and offered advice for others in cross-cultural relationships.
But as complicated as it might be, it is always interesting and sometimes rather funny when you get to find out and explore all the cultural differences.” -Andy and Ben “Learn the language and never compare the two countries.For me, learning the language wasn’t just about something I had to do. I needed a job and personally needed to no longer feel like an outsider looking in.Of course learning German wasn’t the easiest task I’ve ever accomplished.“The night that we met, he asked me if I wanted to speak English or German, and I insisted on English because his English was much better than my German.It still is, though I have studied up to C1 level since then, but since our relationship was initially grounded in English, that’s still the default. Jane Elizabeth Dum “The English (and American) dating culture is much more formalized than in Germany, so when you’re dating in the UK, it’s much easier to know what you’re supposed to do.