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Dating the Dutch is more complex than the Bolshoi ballet. Learn all about how to date the Dutch and their dating habits by reading posts in this section

Stuff Dutch Women hate

fruit bowl hair cut for Dutch women

Firstly, let me make something clear. The Shallow Man loves Dutch women. They are natural beauties. The most common ailment suffered by male expats and tourists when in the Netherlands is neck strain caused by constantly turning their heads to look at Dutch girls. Sometimes however, the Shallow Man has …

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5 Differences between the Dutch Girl You Date and Marry

The Dutch girl you date, the changes after marriage At the time of writing, the Shallow Man blog is a year old.  So to celebrate this momentous event I allowed my Facebook followers to choose the subject of today’s post. The choice was Americans vs Dutch women or the differences between …

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The Rihanna complex

There’s no escaping Rihanna. Like the smell of weed in central Amsterdam, she’s everywhere, on all forms of media.  She’s an expert in self exposure. If there is a God, then at some point in the near future, the world will realise that she’s overrated with the same level of talent …

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The Women of Europe SWOT Analysis

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 …

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Are Italian Men the Worst Flirters in Europe?

Italian men and flirting in the Netherlands The Shallow Man recently read an article on the Expatshaarlem website called “are Dutch men the worst lovers in Europe?”  I found this a bit rich, considering that the author of the post is from Italy. Using the same lazy and subjective methodology he …

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A reader writes, a real-life tinder date

A reader writes, a real-life tinder date The Shallow Man is currently residing in a village in France of 650 people. There is no Internet connectivity to the house where I’m staying, nor cellphone coverage. I appear to be the only person of color for miles around, I suspect that …

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Dating Advice to an Expat Lady

Dating advice for an expat lady During the Shallow Man’s days as a corporate hamster, running endlessly on the same wheel, the geniuses that led my organisation in Amsterdam, felt that it would be a good idea to arrange a course on intercultural communications. So called “experts” in this subject, were …

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Tinder and my eight one night stands in a year

Tequila body shots can lead to Tinder one night stands

Tinder and my eight one night stands in a year The Shallow Man originally started writing about the Dutch dating scene, following a number of requests from his fabulous readers. Since then my inbox is often full of some incredible tales about how Tinder is the sure fire way to …

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Another place to meet singles in Amsterdam

Another place to meet singles in Amsterdam Whenever the Shallow Man sees a young Dutch Amsterdammer participating on reality shows and claiming that they can’t find a partner,  I know that this simply can’t be true. There are more single people in Amsterdam than badly dressed women with suspect hairstyles …

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