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American men will rush to get you in bed as quick as possible, while European men don’t appear to have the same rush (or desperation). European men don’t ‘date’ – in the formal way that Americans are used to.
The types of dates seen in movies – the formal ask, the fancy dinner and the entire dance that ensues simply doesn’t exist in the European mindset, in fact, the word “dating” isn’t even a part of their lexicon. Unlike American culture, where there’s almost a rite of passage which takes two people from “hooking up” to “seeing each other” to “dating” to “exclusive”, these labels just aren’t a focus or concern for European men. Rather, the mentality is, “I like you, I want to see you, and if it’s enjoyable, let’s keep seeing each other”.
They are also raised with strong family and community values, so there is a sense of responsibility and accountability for others, not just for the self.
American culture raises children to be fiercely independent and to look out for ‘number one’.
Just like no one wants to constantly be compared to their partners ex, they don’t want to be compared to how people do things in your country. You were raised differently and each one is going to have a right way of doing things. By doing this you will be erasing a part of them in a way. And that’s two-fold if you both don’t fluently speak the same native language. You will only push your partner away if you don’t allow them to integrate their culture and traditions into your lives. One thing that you have in common is a love for one another.
While it can seem like an enchanting, beautiful thing at the beginning, let me tell you it has its challenges too. Try not to label your partner from the beginning, whether they be bad or good stereotypes.
Sure, they will go out for dinner and do fun activities, but it’s not packaged up in a formal and contrived manner. It’s more organic and instead of defining the relationship in order to know how to act, they let the relationship unfold and the label of boyfriend/girlfriend just naturally develops in the process. European men are comfortable with women, which leads to respect for women.