I'm exactly five weeks into my mission to speak Dutch.While there are major advantages of my German and my English giving me a head start thanks to many linguistic similarities, I have had a major set-back in this mission that has been slowing me down tremendously; simply finding opportunities to converse!Dutch culture is different to others I am used to; everyone has been very nice and polite to me, and nobody speaks English to me, but after a brief first conversation they tend to disappear, and there is little hope of seeing them again due to their always packed schedules. Luckily I am finally getting through to some people and starting to socialise properly, hanging out for hours or even almost an entire day, speaking just in Dutch.But for the most part, when I meet people I tend to have a similar first introduction conversation over and over again.Non-verbal communication also plays an important role in the dating game.It helps you to decipher what your date may not be saying.
Non-verbal communication is a way people try to communicate without talking.
Communication is important in many aspects of life.
When it comes to dating, communication is the key in terms of connecting with the opposite sex.
If a girl rolls her eyes, I’ll try to switch the topic.
If I’m in an elevator, I’ve learned that a safe opening question is to ask someone how was their weekend.