Dating german man
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 mean, personally, I would’ve left after the conversation stuck around shopping for more than a minute because I have enough gay men in my life. Dating a man 6’8″ comes with a set of compromises, I suppose… “Shit” I mumble, there goes my freeze frame, music video entrance. I constantly put myself out there only to meet guys like Franz, Hanz, and Shmanz. Questions run through my head like, am I not pretty enough? But there is something unsatisfying about placing ALL of the blame on the other person. Bryce's aim is to do to luxury what Elton John did to being gay.There, I made lots of German friends and had the time of my life partying with them almost every night.So when I told people back in Canada that I was planning on moving to Germany, and people would respond with, “those Germans seem like really cold people,” I was genuinely surprised.If you’re reading in a coffee shop, someone will comment on your book, and people will invite you to house parties after five seconds of talking to them.After a week in Canada, if you don’t have more friends and drinking buddies than fingers, than you’re definitely doing something wrong. I walk into Le Caprice on 5th avenue to meet my German. Either way, did I really want to have to deal with the suprise of a “Non-Kosher” salami? Bryce Gruber is a Manhattanite mom who can be found jet-setting off to every corner of the globe.
We meet at the bar, he orders a martini “just a little dirty.” It takes him an unusual amount of time to ask a chardonnay. Things start to get questionable when he starts to talk about his “HER-mes” jewelry obsession. He needs some “HER-mes” jewelry to accompany his watch. How can something that was going so good, turn in the blink of an eye? “Oh, well he’s just an alcoholic….their personalities switch at the drop of a hat” my friend Eve says.
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).
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 most stereotypes aren’t fully true (how can you say a country of 80 million people are all the same? Germans are very punctual One of my German friends told me that Germans consider it better “to be 30 minutes early, than 5 minutes late,” which I find true.
And while most Germans will blame Bavarians for all their stereotypes, being a Canadian living in Germany, I can’t help but notice some of these stereotypes on a day to day basis (I live in Baden-Württemberg).
If you walk down the street, it’s likely you’ll get chatted up.