In one event, there was hardly any space between the tables.
I could hear every awkward conversation, and not just my own.
You can very well be born in America but have a more “European” mindset and vice versa. Perhaps this ‘score mentality’ is for bragging rights, perhaps it’s for validation so they can feel wanted and desired, or perhaps it’s a pure ego play.
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.
A dating coach is running flirting workshops for refugees in Germany, saying it will help them to integrate in society.
Horst Wenzel, who calls himself ‘Mr Flirt’, normally charges men thousands of euros for his advice in attracting the opposite sex.
The below is a list of some of the themes and commonalities observed.
Now, when I discuss the differences between European and American, I’m referring to a mindset. American men on the other hand, tend to be goal oriented, with the aim of getting laid.
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.They set up a speed-dating event and invited a total of 382 people (190 men and 192 women) who were aged 18-54 to participate.All of their participants were real singles whose sole motivation for participation in the study was to find a real-life romantic or sexual mate.Participants went on a series of 3-minute dates and indicated whom they would like to see again.They were followed-up by the researchers six weeks and 12 months after the speed-dating session.Part of the lesson covered pick-up lines, asking people what they thought was a good seduction line.