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While many foreigners initially find dating in the Netherlands daunting or inaccessible, understanding Dutch personality traits and mentality can help reduce miscommunicating the ‘flirting’ signals as practised by Dutch women and Dutch men.
Relying on the Dutch penchant for modesty and honesty, your compliments should be the same.
The Netherlands has less of a dating culture than other countries, for example the US or UK.
There are less ‘rules’ about when to call back, kiss or spend the night, and actions are based more on instinct rather than an unwritten play book.
The Dutch love efficiency and leading someone on can be a waste of everybody’s time.
You can find that both Dutch men and women cut out flirting and small-talk in favour of simply stating one’s desire or intentions.