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Similarly, in the Netherlands compliments are not given nor received easily, and outlandish compliments can be perceived as fake by the Dutch.
Relying on the Dutch penchant for modesty and honesty, your compliments should be the same.
Playing hard-to-get and silly games have little value in the Netherlands but confidence and being to-the-point rank high.
Foreigners sometimes feel isolated by the mass social gatherings when going out, but unless you see another way in, you'll just have to brave it and charge – and accept the possible public rejection, or possibly even a group first date.Some report the Dutch avoid making ‘real' connections with foreigners, making it difficult to get past the first Dutch dating hurdle and settle down.You might find it less common to 'label' a relationship or have a talk about the direction of your love affair, even after several months of meeting.Some say it is unromantic but Dutch relationships pride themselves on equality between Dutch women and men.Another option is for one person to pay for, say, drinks and the other for movie tickets.