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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

Tinder some things are better left unsaid

One of the wonderful things about social media and apps such as tinder is that even if you’ve never met the person you happen to be chatting to, it’s possible to build up a rapport. There are plenty of cases of people having so many virtual friends that they barely …

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The Seven Best Places to Meet Singles in Amsterdam

Where to meet singles in Amsterdam Recently, the Shallow Man, in his never ending quest to provide topical information to his audience, has endured the mind numbing torture of watching the latest reality TV shows from RTL. From Russia with Love, Adam zoekt Eva and Ik heb het nog nooit …

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Tinder profile photos and their hidden meanings

It was the lovely Roxy Scheepbouwer, a young blogger, who is a kind of Anakin to my Obi Wan Kenobi, that first brought my attention to Tinder. I’m eternally grateful to her for this, I do wonder if I know the creators of tinder, as it’s as if someone has …

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Valentine’s Day a Shallow Man’s view

Valentine’s Day a Shallow Man’s view During my time as a hamster, running endlessly on the corporate wheel, one of the things that made me realise that I really needed to do something else with my life was the regular major reorgs that would take place, usually at least every …

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The Shallow Man Guide to Dating the Dutch

The Shallow Man Guide to Dating the Dutch All, my latest book, the Shallow Man Guide to Dating the Dutch is now available to order from BOL.com and Amazon as an ebook. Since starting this blog, the Shallow Man has received many questions from readers on dating the Dutch. For …

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Real life dating story, when Lieke went Speed dating

What are the key things that you can do in three minutes? End a relationship via Facebook or Twitter Wolf down several bitterballen (if you must) On a freezing cold day sit outside a cafe and smoke a cigarette. (If you’re a Dutch female) Apply enough hair gel to your …

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True life Dutch dating stories: When Ellie met Wolfgang

True life dating stories While on a business trip in Munich many years ago, the shallow man visited the Hofbrauhaus with a German colleague. It was my first time in Munich and I was keen to sample the German sausages I’d read so much about. My colleague ordered for the …

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