German dating customs
My article is obviously very cliché, based only on my own experience.
In terms of seduction, the rules are totally different here: the women flirt and men simper.
In Australia and Europe, relationships often come out of groups of friends, which I’d assume equals #instantapproval. One of my buddies took a girl he was dating for only two weeks on a family vacation, and we’ve laughed about it ever since. But why do we generally wait so long to bring her home? The underlying reason we bring her home to meet the parents is to get their approval for possible marriage. Not only do immediate family members stay close, but distant relatives do as well.
Asking her father is respectful and practical because you will be spending ample time with him. Even if the father doesn’t approve, your hands are clean, and you’ve at least done your part.
As in any relationship between two human beings love is beautiful but complicated.
Until I moved to Germany, I was convinced that love has a common language, no matter which language(s) you speak.