After living in Germany for a few months now, here’s my observations on the most popular German stereotypes. Of course when you do run late, they’ll tell you it’s fine, but underneath their happy, smiling exterior, you can totally sense their disappointment. In the land of punctuality, for some reason the Deutsche Bahn is never fully reliable.
I was in Berlin for a month and I can’t even remember it…that’s how epic it was!!! ), some I do find hilariously true to a certain extent. What I find amusing is how some Germans will search up schedules on the Deutsche Bahn website, so it’s not even, “Hey, let’s meet at around 5,” but rather, “Hey, let’s meet at exactly 17.27.” And when they say 17.27, you better be there at 17.27.
You know a bit of German, or maybe you even consider yourself quite fluent, but even fluent people have trouble when it comes to flirting.
That’s why it’s essential to understand how to flirt in German.
Germans are very efficient and love making schedules When I first noticed my 26 year old roommate penciling in all his plans on his wall calendar and computer calendar, I was definitely pretty surprised.
All Germans seem united in their hatred for the Deutsche Bahn, so just work that into your excuse, and your tardiness will be forgiven.
Everyone is hitting it off with other people, except for you.
The fact that he says he can shop for hours and not get bored doesn’t phase me in the slightest, in fact, I welcome that challenge. Mid-conversation he blurts out, “our third date should be a cooking date.” I jokingly respond, “a cooking date? What would Patti Stanger say….”Not until I’m exclusive with someone….that’s when. We are out of there faster than a sweater off of a Barney’s sale rack. The word "flirt" has two meanings: one for Germans and one for the rest of the world.Most of the 3 billion men on the globe today figure their best shot is to make their make obvious.In a series called Heartbeats on Deutschland.de, sixteen bi-national couples have shared their stories and offered advice for others in cross-cultural relationships.We’ve compiled their advice below in this guide to bi-national relationships.