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The Women of Europe SWOT Analysis

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In the second part of the Shallow Man’s ‘let’s express opinions that have no basis in fact, and are entirely subjective,’ (business as usual you might say) I’m pleased to present a SWOT analysis of the women of Europe based on my own personal experiences.

Now I’m aware that this might upset some, (I apologise in advance to the Amsterdam Mama’s group who have issued a fatwa against my perfectly dressed self) and to anyone else this post might upset, but the truth must be told. If as a result of this post I’m hunted down by a group of angry, humorless feminists, who will then force me to read fat is a feminist issue, I’ll try to look into the eyes of my detractors, only the eyes, and will say, “Doe je best, jullie saaie humorloze heksen”.

The things I do for my readers!

The women of Europe SWOT analysis

Having spent some time in the consulting field in the past, I’ll use a popular methodology called the SWOT  analysis(strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) to quantify my views of women I’ve known from different nationalities.

 

Russian girls

Strengths

Russian ladies (the ones I’ve known) know how to dress. They are uber feminine.

Not strangers to high heels

Can apply makeup without looking like pennywise the clown.

Creative and unpredictable between the sheets.

Highly educated

If a Russian girl is interested in you, there’s no messing around, they’ll have you out of your custom made three-piece suit faster than an Englishman coming up with excuses as to why the team didn’t win a single game in the 2014 world cup.

Weaknesses

Like the classic E-type Jaguar, the Russian women I’ve known had a tendency to be high maintenance. The mindset appeared to be “you like the bodywork and high performance, it doesn’t come for free.”

Opportunities

A chance to learn about the complexities of Russian culture and to meet her friends who will also usually be stunning.

Threats

Open wallet surgery. Russian women tend to look eastwards towards the Kremlin, just as the bill arrives.

I moscow onto the next nationality.

How I feel about high maintenance women

French girls

Strengths

While lacking the natural looks of Dutch girls, they tend to compensate for this with incredible style and natural femininity

The sexiest accent on the planet, “Shallow Man you are so immature that it makes me sick” sounds sexy when said with a French accent

Highly educated.

French women appreciate good food and wine

Weaknesses

Borderline neurotic

Require lots of attention and expect their men to chase, chase and chase them.

Opportunities

Plenty of chances to learn more about everything French

Threats

French girls in Amsterdam, often only mix with other French people. This can become incredibly tedious if you only have schoolboy French, and being part of a French monoculture while living in Amsterdam can become tiring.

 

 

British girls

Strengths

British girls usually have impeccable manners (when they’re sober)

Highly educated.

Incredibly articulate “yeah like, no like, you know what I mean?”

Weaknesses

Alcohol consumption often turns the blushing English rose, into a staggering, swearing, argumentative, bad tempered nightmare

Uncalled for optimism, hot pants and short skirts on legs that would be better covered in trousers or a long skirt.

A tendency of not knowing what and who they want from one minute to the next leads to them playing games which might be attractive in an eighteen year old girl but not in a thirty something woman

What do you mean I drink too much?
What do you mean I drink too much?

Opportunities

Rehab clinic

Threats

Excessive alcohol consumption often leads to waking up with the wrong partner, or boring said partner to death about how they don’t normally act like that and the drink made them do it.

 

Dutch Girls

Strengths

Absolutely beautiful women

Incredibly direct when it comes to dating, if a Dutch girl wants you out of your Armani jeans, they won’t waste time pretending to be a virgin

Highly educated, often fluent in several languages

Passionate, uninhibited and intense lovers

Weaknesses

Dutch women often dress as if their clothes have been provided by a UN emergency aid package, airdropped into the country during a time of war.

Avoid women who say “I dress to be comfortable” this equates to I don’t a give a mouses droppings how I look.  “Yes I’ve just been helping out at my Grandfathers allotment, and will now go out clubbing wearing the same clothes, so what? Accept me as I am”

 

Opportunities

Put them forward to appear on what not to wear.

Threats

Once you move in with her, she might start cutting her own hair

If she gets pregnant, she might want to give birth at home.

 

The Shallow Man recommends

If you can get past the ‘Zalando is the epitome of global fashion, and they can bury me in jeans and slip ons’ mentality, my advice is go Dutch. Think of Dutch women as the human equivalent of the Lexus LS600, a boring looking car, but the performance, Godverdomme!

Yes she dresses badly but what a performance!
Yes she dresses badly but what performance!

All views expressed are my own personal opinions. Don’t shoot the exceptionally well dressed messenger.

 

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About Simon Woolcot

Infamous blogger, annoyance and self-confessed Shallow Man. Simon is a British expat who has lived in Amsterdam since 2004. As well as writing this blog, Simon also has a YouTube channel of the same name, writes and directs videos and hosts seminars about life in the Netherlands. He also works as a content marketing and SEO specialist.