I was in Amsterdam for probably three hours when I began to see that having children and not being married was not a big deal there. I was there to talk about my book marrying is not a failure, a great blot on your achievements in life, a critical rite of passage you have missed.Sometimes people get around to getting married, and sometimes they don’t.
Traditional Mennonite women keep their hair tied back or covered by a small white prayer cap, to symbolize reverence and the importance of their spiritual life.They aren't romantic typically, though some can be a little.....those are the ones that have probably been outside the country or exposed to other nationalities though. You will also hear them say pretty blunt things to your face. If you think you have not made a 'stellar' match then you are most likely dating a typical dutchie. And they are stubborn so it is hard to work out a relationship issue if it involves any type of confrontation or compromise. This topic completely escaped my attention; I think we should have locked it a long time ago.There is no chivalry towards a woman, in other words. They aren't romantic typically, though some can be a little.....those are the ones that have probably been outside the country or exposed to other nationalities though. You will also hear them say pretty blunt things to your face. This little subforum was intended for people who are actively studying Dutch on this forum and who would like to discuss their own experiences/frustrations/expectations regarding Dutch or Flemish culture (without having to practice their Dutch while doing so).Dating (dinner, dancing, theatre, etc.), having dinner at his/her place, ..., sounds very common to me.If it turns out to be a stellar match, you can always come back here to learn the language of your sweetheart.