“In the end, everyone needs love and is looking for love,” is Hegmann's conclusion.
In my 20s I would have considered dating a German guy boring. If he likes you, he will want to include you in those travel plans.
A 2008 survey of European singles for dating website Parship found that Germans tended to be the most experienced with serious relationships, uninterested in marriage and pessimistic about finding a new partner soon. If what you're doing isn't working, change it!
If you agree to meet at a restaurant at , he will be there waiting at and not keep you waiting. Most Germans love to travel, and they have a lot of holidays compared to North Americans.
Be forewarned; he’ll call because he promised he would. He may just be calling you to inform you that he doesn’t like you, and doesn’t want to see you again. (This has happened to dozens of friends of mine.)Germans are sticklers for being on time. There’s no playing “will he show, or not show” games with German men. You won’t have to worry about trying to convince the waiter that your date is only running an hour late.
“There's this fantasy about finding a partner for everything, for ever and ever,” Hegmann says.
“The expectations are too great and no-one is able to fulfil them.
“A lot of people try to stay young and be part of the crowd – this isn't going to work, and it didn't work out the first time! Everyone is looking for the same thing The Parship study showed that Germans prize honesty, loyalty, good conversation, openness and humour above all else in a partner.