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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.
Similarly, in the Netherlands compliments are not given nor received easily, and outlandish compliments can be perceived as fake by the Dutch.
Being successful in Dutch dating can require a level of assertiveness: if you want something, just do it.
The Netherlands has less of a dating culture than other countries, for example the US or UK.
Another option is for one person to pay for, say, drinks and the other for movie tickets.
Either way, be prepared that a date is not always going to be free ride, nor will free drinks in bars be that forthcoming from Dutch men.
Of course, you might get a flat-out rejection but you won't waste your time where it's not appreciated.
The Dutch love efficiency and leading someone on can be a waste of everybody's time.
Here are 10 things you should you know about Dutch women and Dutch men before entering the Dutch dating game.