Although I have spent the last 16 years in two long-term relationships with an American and an Italian, there have been intermittent periods of dating in two international metropolises—New York and Rome. I have also experienced the grey area of accepting dates from Europeans living in America, that provided the best of both worlds. Many stories of relocation have common threads in which people from all walks of life leave their childhood home and start anew in a big city for personal and professional goals and fulfillment. This can be true from someone who has picked up and taken off from the American Midwest or migrated from southern to central Italy. However, there are some unique, funny, cultural, and outright strange differences that really impact the experience of courtship from both sides of the Atlantic. The next time a date is offered and accepted, here are some things to consider….
Dating A European Girl VS Dating An American Girl - MTL Blog
Before you start freaking out, I want to warn you that this post is obviously a generalization. Having lived in Europe for 12 years and in North America for 14, I feel quite comfortable comparing the two. This article might come in handy if you're dating a girl with a European background or if you're just curious about different cultures. What I like about Montreal is - it combines both European class and North-American know-how in a subtle way that just works. There are, however, certain differences that I noticed, especially in the dating world. Let's imagine a couple that just met each other and are going on a first date.
There are several benefits to dating people from other countries. The exciting accents. The long-term potential for dual citizenship, which may especially interest some of you right now for no reason in particular.
There is a lot of negativity surrounding American girls online, and I honestly find this rather surprising. Yes, of course some people will have bad experiences with dates. But to generalise these assumptions, and often stereotypes, to the whole American population is unfair. Chelsea and I have been dating for a year and a half now, and it has been the most exhilarating, wonderful, exciting and special year and a half of my life. I would not trade it for anything, and I would do anything to spend the rest of my life with her.