“It’s like testing the waters — and if you’re a good dancer it’s an attractive quality.” She also loved that the night really could end with dancing, instead of being expected to take things to the bedroom: “Whether you have sex or don’t doesn’t seem to affect the relationship” she says.“It’s not a stigma if you wait a few dates.” Jonathan, who moved to Jakarta, Indonesia after living in the East Village in 2013, says moving to a place that was predominantly Muslim made for some challenging cultural differences in dating.She also experienced some romances that began on the dance floor.“It’s easy right away to see someone’s intentions when they’re dancing salsa with you,” says the 24-year-old Upper East Side resident.“In NYC there’s a bigger focus on pedigree,” says Aussie Adam Lewkovitz, who moved to New York City from Sydney in 2009. In Sydney, there’s more focus on lifestyle, and work is a means to support what you want to do.” The 34-year-old tech-product manager now lives in Williamsburg, where he says the terms of dating are not as clear as in his native land.When it comes to exclusivity, he says here “you just assume that the other person is dating around, whereas that nonexclusive thing doesn’t fly in Australia.” There’s really no such thing as the three-day rule in Greece, says Maria Avgitidis, referring to the time you’re traditionally supposed to wait before calling or texting after meeting someone.But especially for women of a certain age, men “are looking for someone much younger.” “In London, age and stage are important,” she says, adding that men there want women who are in the same phase of their lives as they are.Herzlich Willkommen auf der Homepage der Technischen Zentrale!
“You meet through friends, maybe stay [after friends leave] longer, kiss, and then next day, you ask the person out,” she says.
Although it’s hot, hot, hot on the Caribbean island, a date there may be anything but.
So when Andre, a salesman, moved to New York City from Jamaica about three years ago, he quickly learned the new meaning of a “date.” “Back home, a date is just going out with someone — watching a movie, hanging out, getting food — and that’s it,” says the 32-year-old Canarsie resident, who declined to give his last name for professional reasons.
Maybe they’re hanging out with friends and not necessarily looking to meet people,” says the Boston native who has lived in NYC.
One thing remains the same for Naudin, whether dating in Paris or in America: Online dating has taken over the dating culture in a bad way.