A cross-cultural study conducted in 37 cultures [, 12: 1-49. Women on the other hand are more attracted to mates with status and resources.Now you know why Heidi Klum and Flavio Briatore dated for a while.You have been given a blank page make the best out of it and feel free to colour outside the lines.
Yet, living abroad, even in such an expat-friendly environment as Amsterdam, can prove stressful.
Dating and relationships are one particular area of your life that often requires some major adjustment.
Dating outside your cultural sphere: easy or intimidating?
When dating, as in all other aspect of our existence, reality is a matter of perception: someone will see the glass as half-full while another will tell you it’s half-empty. Ultimately, our mental representation of the world orients our actions and decisions.
In fact, the true seducer and the temptress, from Mata Hari and Casanova to Debbie Harry and Serge Gainsbourg all have one thing in common: they transgressed every rule and social convention in order to address the most primal and instinctive part of us.
Living abroad is an incredible opportunity to re-discover and reinvent yourself.
In fact, many expats I have come across in the Netherlands and elsewhere have gone through a lot of doubt and confusion.
Many social habits and traditions you take for granted are suddenly challenged when you find yourself face to face with another culture.
This will sound spectacularly unromantic: regardless of our cultural background we all belong to the same species of hairless primates.