Dating in the netherlands
As Grandmaster Flash once said in the song White Lines, ‘don’t, don’t, don’t do it! Even after 10 years in the land of deep fried cuisine, I still can’t break the habit of opening doors for women.I recently had to go to the Marriott Hotel to collect a colleague who was visiting from the US, Dave Goodman and take him to our office in Amstelveen., a comedic account of his privileged, somewhat superficial life as an expat in the Netherlands.Filled with hilarious anecdotes, bits of advice encased in thick sarcasm and nuanced observations of Dutch cultural oddities, Although a great read, the first book only briefly touched upon one of the most complicated aspects of expat life: dating.
The Shallow Man has even started a counselling group called ‘Dutch women survivors’ for expat men who have been shot down in flames when attempting to approach Dutch women.
My group also helps men who were in failed relationships with the most unapproachable women in Europe.