And often as a foreigner, you have the advantage of being different and intriguing.Observe carefully and don't over do it -- the poor thing will likely be a bit on the defensive from the start if you come on too strong.
One problem is that German men think youre flirting when youre not.
More serious is that they often dont know how to react to your flirting when you are.
Which, if you havent already given up, might not be boring at all: Under those cold exteriors is often a hot, seething mass of passion.
The bottom line, though, is that it is often up to the foreign woman to break the ice in a way the German man understands: heavy on the warm-yet-serious discussion and lighter on the flippant-friendly-sexy thing.
But an opening may appear -- when her impassive visage shows a flicker of interest. SHE SAYS For foreign women in Germany, flirting with the natives can be problematic.
Your advances are often completely misconstrued, misunderstood or, just plain missed.Of course, I’d be willing to accept that the problem lies with me – I’m no Angelina Jolie, after all, and I don’t even own a push-up bra.Indeed, I did assume the fault was my own, until I realised I wasn’t the only one to have experienced such blatant indifference to my feminine charms. So far, the closest I have come to being chatted up was when, out of the blue, I found myself at the receiving end of a stream of lager-fuelled verbal abuse.I only hope that this wasn’t supposed to be a chat-up line.Perhaps: In the native habitat of homo curiosus s exus (the common, cautious subspecies of the German man), things can take a little longer and are a bit more considered than in other countries.