Guide to dating across Europe

European nations have unique, amusing and even confusing dating etiquettes in place. MySingleFriend unveils the ultimate guide to dating across Europe.

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Do you know in which country is it an absolute no-no to hand a date red flowers, as they are seen as a sign of revolution? Which topic of conversation is a guaranteed ice breaker in Norway? And which nation has a tradition of sex on the first date?

Online dating service MySingleFriend have put together an interactive dating map designed to unveil the dating culture and etiquettes for countries across Europe. For example:

  • In Malta, you should never turn up empty handed if you are visiting a girlfriend or boyfriend’s house. Even a houseplant will do!
  • If you were to date an Icelander, be prepared for the freedom! Nudity is embraced in the Nordic country, and body confidence is something that can only be seen as a positive!
  • In the Czech Republic, if you want to impress the ladies – roses and tulips are the way to go. Avoid Cala Lillies, they may look striking but are often associated with funerals.
  • Have you ever heard of the saying ‘going Dutch’? Splitting the bill with your date in the Netherlands is the norm… equality and all that jazz?

With this in mind, it’s important to know some of the dos and don’ts when it comes to dating abroad. Take a look at this interactive dating map:

[Editor’s note: the interactive dating map is no longer available]