But knowing some of the cultural differences – who makes the first move, kissing on a first date, how soon to call after a date – may help you avoid awkward situations, or at least stop you from getting hurt or hurting someone else unintentionally.
In Europe, getting to know someone romantically is fairly laid back.
Of course, every relationship is different and how yours develops will depend on who you both are and the chemistry between you.
I actually had one girl, while we were in the middle of a conversation, look over at another girl and say, 'Eww, look at that girl's dress.' The way she said it sounded so bitchy and I wasn't into it at all. The guy will almost always hold the door open, pay for dinner, etc., but it's still nice to hear a thank you and know that it's all appreciated. I've almost come to stop expecting them so it's especially nice when I hear them.All she needs to do to maintain my interest is…be awesome. It's hard to get the sense that I'm getting to know someone when I'm tasked with doing all the talking.On the flip side though, it's a rough night when a girl goes on about herself at length without asking me anything about myself.If you're flowing with it and cool, we've got a winner.If you seem offended by it, that's as far as we go." —Steve M."Girls should try to avoid pre-judging before a first date.