It’s not news that more and more couples are meeting digitally, and with the introduction of dating apps that enable you to connect with new people from wherever you are in the world – location is now not a factor in finding love. Broadening your horizons has developed a whole new meaning.
Reports from the Economist show that within British marriages, 9 percent include a spouse born outside the UK, while in the Baltic States, more than 15 percent of married couples include a non-native partner.
Data from the American Gap Association also suggests that the interest in gap years has never been higher, and with travelling high on the agenda for students looking to experience different cultures, Europe stands out as the ideal place for many.
Of course, travelling alone can get a bit lonely, and with language barriers and foreign landscapes to deal with, it can be difficult striking up friendships let alone relationships.
Luckily MySingleFriend has developed an interactive dating map designed to help the lovelorn traveller overcome the cultural barriers standing between him and a holiday romance.
The map includes facts about a range of countries in the EU. Some of these facts can be surprising.
In Malta, you should never turn up empty-handed if you are visiting a girlfriend or boyfriend's house. Even a houseplant will do.
If you were to date an Icelander, be ready for the freedom. Nudity is embraced in the Nordic country, and body confidence is something that can only be seen as a positive.
In the Czech Republic, if you want to impress the women – roses and tulips are the way to go. Avoid Cala Lillies, they may look striking but are often associated with funerals.
Have you ever heard the saying “going Dutch?” Splitting the bill with your date in the Netherlands is the norm, equality and all that jazz?
You can take a look at the interactive dating map below –
This post was provided by MySingleFriend.