If you're interested in someone, maintain eye contact – if you aren't, don't.
If you say ‘no' to an invitation, he may well think you're playing hard to get and will probably persist.
But the rule almost everywhere else in Europe is: don't. In most countries, the man may offer to pay the bill but he wouldn't automatically be offended if the woman suggested splitting the bill, or paying for the drinks or some other aspect of the ‘date', such as cinema or theatre tickets. Last year, a well-known romantic social networking site asked 13,000 members from around the world ‘Would you kiss on a first date?
After the first date, most people would probably expect to go Dutch (and not just in the Netherlands! ' Over half of the Americans, Australians and Canadians said they would kiss on a first date, while only 29 percent of Germans and 32 percent of French said they would pucker up.
Whereas in France, if you kiss someone on the lips (or have sex) it means you're ‘in a relationship'. The day after In the UK or US, there's much debate about how long to wait before calling after a first date. Too long and it can seem like they're not really interested.
In Europe, once a man gets your number he will most likely call straight away, rather than wait a few days.
4 comments The dating game can be hard enough in your home country, and even trickier if you're navigating an international dating scene without knowing how the game is played.