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.
Here's a guide to take you through your first Euro date.
To gather real accounts of the European dating scene, last year we asked around 500 (mostly, but not exclusively, heterosexual) expats living in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland a series of up-close and personal questions about themselves, their relationships and their sex lives.
Of course, every relationship is different and how yours develops will depend on who you both are and the chemistry between you.
Belgians tend to be formal and closed when meeting people for the first time, and relationships can take a long time to develop; it's not common to discuss personal matters, or at least at the beginning of your acquaintance.
However, once all the aspects of your potential partnership (or even friendship) have been considered and approved, Belgians who enter a relationship are serious and thereafter comfortable with opening up.
15 comments Belgian dating has shifted to the digital world like elsewhere, as online dating in Belgium and dating apps have increasingly become popular.