Most guys will want to pay for dinner on the first date... However, we rather suspect this is a type of toxic relationship that exists in every culture. From our other editions: If, on the other hand, you’re looking for love in another of The Local’s countries then we have plenty more tips for you.
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Could well be a smoker Statistics show that Austria has a high rate of smokers, especially among younger women, and only two in five smokers have tried to quit the habit.
“It’s hard to meet a girl here who doesn’t smoke like a chimney.
Discounting some of the more bitter responses - “weird and psychotic” or “hard work and volatile” we have put together a list of nine things which might help you understand the Austrian psyche before you embark on a date.
As for the top most popular dating site, I offer a guess: Facebook.
This, she says, is the opposite of Brazilian men, who are pros at flirting but tend to be macho and unfaithful.
This is where it can be handy to learn some German - Austrians often don’t want to look stupid and may be shy about speaking English - so learning a few cheesy chat up lines like "Ich möchte dich nicht dumm anmachen, aber ich hätte nichts dagegen, wenn du es tust" could be a game changer.
Possible commitment phobe At least that is what some of you have said, including Indian expat Dhruti, despite that fact that she is engaged to an Austrian. We first heard about them from one of our readers, who we fear may have experienced a bad break-up recently: “They're attractive, smart and funny… Yesterday they loved you, the next day they’re not interested, soon they’re pretending they can’t remember your name and then they’re cheating on you.
She feels that many Austrian men are afraid of long-term relationships and taking on the responsibility of a family - as well as the prospect of having to share their income with their spouse. usually Austrians tend to be well-educated and polite - and men like to be chivalrous, holding open doors for a woman and helping her with her coat. Six months later they are back and crying that you are the love of their life.” Ouch.