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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

Real life dating story, when Lieke went Speed dating

The joys of 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 …

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Dating mistakes made by men a Dutch perspective part 2

When one thinks of the English, there are various images that spring to mind. For example, James Bond, the archetypal English gentlemen come action man, or the aristocracy, as seen in Downton Abbey. Others might think of our love of alcohol, drunken fights in the street after closing time or …

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Dating mistakes made by men a Dutch perspective

Dutch women are beautiful

The Shallow Man stands, like OJ Simpson, falsely accused. Now that I’ve got your attention, I’ll continue 😉 In recent postings, I’ve reported the experiences of a number of expat women who’ve had dates with Dutch men, where the men have insisted on going Dutch with the bill. This has …

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Online dating tips for men from a Dutch Antelope

Estelle Cruyff or Guillit

Online dating tips for men The shallow man recently had to laugh over a story about a poor chap who seeing an iPhone 5S advertised on eBay, went ahead and paid several hundred pounds to acquire the object of his desires. A few days later the package duly arrived, and …

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Dating a Dutch Man, Seven Deadly Mistakes to Avoid

Dutch tightness

The Seven Deadly Mistakes to Avoid When Dating a Dutch Man Before telling you about the mistakes expats often make when dating a Dutch man, here’s a story about an incident in Amsterdam. A female friend and sometimes running partner of the Shallow Man was having a massage in a …

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Dating a Dutch girl, the seven deadly mistakes to avoid

During the christmas break, in between hangovers and other activities, the shallow man reviewed the messages received from his expat flock during 2013, and came to the conclusion that the number one subject on which he’s constantly asked for advice is dating. This has led to me working on my …

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Tales from the Tinder hunting grounds

The shallow man, experienced in the field of dating as he is, has as well as good old fashioned offline dating, tried out the online variety. Recently, it came to my attention, that there is now an entire new form of dating, using a Phone app called Tinder. This works …

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The Shallow Man Guide to Dating the Dutch

The Shallow Man Guide to Dating the Dutch During my time in the Netherlands I’ve had a couple of serious relationships, and I’ve also spent plenty of time here as a single man. The dating history of the shallow man could be described as follows: Attempted to charm leggy, hot …

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A very late christmas present

Having escaped the clutches, tensions and obligations of family for another year, the shallow man was pleased to be returning to my bachelor paradise in Amsterdam. I was full of anticipation of booting up the Playstation and causing random chaos (UPC permitting) on GTA V online. Was also looking forward …

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