What to expect when dating a german
But does this mean they’re “cold” just because they’re not as open as other countries? Some of my friends say that they know people who go home every weekend!
I find that Germans like to have a sense of purpose before initiating a conversation, so saying something like, “Hey, what’s up? When you do strike up a random conversation with a German though, I always find them to be such friendly people, and it makes you think about the value between quality versus quantity. I’ve been in student residences (rez) on weekends, to find the place empty and completely quiet, when back home, any rez on any given weekend would be packed with people passed out in the hallways. When I lived in rez, I remember that everyone had so much fun and we became such good friends that we only went home for Thanksgiving, Christmas and reading week (Canadian equivalent of spring break).
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.
If there’s one country that people seem to love stereotyping, it’s Germany. Instead, I find Germans to really want a purpose in everything (perhaps so they can pencil it into their schedules).
Sure, it’s common to write down deadlines for school assignments, and work shifts, but I was surprised that everything from “call so and so” and “grocery shopping” were all written down.
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.
Perhaps it’s from the image of Germans that Hollywood movies give, but I always find that people hardly ever give you a neutral response when you mention the word “Germany” or “Germans.” Example 1: Person: Hey, so I’m moving to Iceland. So instead, something like “Hey, let’s meet for coffee on Thursday at exactly 17.27” would be the correct German response.
While not all Germans I’ve met do this, most of them do like having a plan for the day. ” because that would be too vague, and perhaps bordering on chaotic for a structured German day.