American dating in europe
After making their own lives very complicated, if a European actually manages to attain a relationship, you often will not even know how to spot it.When the members of the couple are out and about, they will probably not mention their partner very often or obsess about them (of course, there are always exceptions) and will not be super-touchy and obvious in public when they are together.This leads me to my next point, of commitment not being the serious part of the relationship.Apparently, a boyfriend or girlfriend is defined as being the most current interesting or comfortable member of the opposite sex that one can find, which also means that the relationship status is often likely to change in almost as short an amount of time that the neck needs to direct the face’s gaze into a new direction.When I lived in Copenhagen, Denmark, I remember on many occasions noticing an absolutely gorgeous girl (a typical blonde beauty), but then realizing that very soon, maybe just around the corner, there will be another one just like her. In America, I would be remembering about that attractive girl for the rest of the day (or more).The good thing about constantly being surrounded by cute women is that you no longer get anxious or nervous when you see one and want to approach; she’s just another cute girl in a sea of many cute women. I can be riding a bus in any major European city—Madrid, Copenhagen, Kiev or Vilnius—and be literally surrounded by slim and attractive women.
So why does this difference even exist, or is it just a slightly different packaging of basically the same feelings?
Of course this is obviously not true for every single American, but it is the view that is generally conveyed to the outside.
In reality, though, American couples are often still getting to know each other when they are already together, and could easily end up holding their partner’s best friend’s hand in the next instant.
That’s also the reason why Europeans are notoriously single and complaining about it.
Europeans are a lot less likely to just date anyone in order to see how it goes, but will always find some minor detail to be a horrible, insurmountable flaw in the other person.