Dutch dating rules
Holland strives to construct a truly egalitarian society in which a person’s ethnicity, religion and gender won’t affect their s chances in life.As a result some of the usual European gender rules have got a little blurred and the rules of romance are a little different in Holland.• If a Dutch guy starts explaining his job, divorce, kids, salary, living situation, etc. It may seem crass, but to many Dutch this is an integral part of flirting.Sluttier or more desperate Dutch men are even known to work the room, explaining their CVs to any girl who will listen until they find one who expresses interest.Because of the international position of the Netherlands, many books have been written on the subject.
The Oxford English Dictionary connects "go Dutch" with "Dutch treat" and other phrases many of which have "an opprobrious or derisive application, largely due to the rivalry and enmity between the English and Dutch in the 17th century," the period of the Anglo-Dutch Wars. The gambling term "dutching" may be related to "go Dutch", as it describes a system that shares stakes across a number of bets.
There are two possible senses—each person paying their own expenses, or the entire bill being split (divided evenly) between all participants.
In strict usage, "Going Dutch" refers to the former, paying one's own expenses, and the latter is referred to as "splitting the bill", but in casual usage these may both be referred to as "going Dutch".
"Going Dutch" is a term that indicates that each person participating in a group activity pays for themselves, rather than any person paying for anyone else, particularly in a restaurant bill.
It is also called Dutch date, Dutch treat (the oldest form) and "doing Dutch".