7 Reasons Why You Should Be Dating A German

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Dating A German

Dating a German is something I have some vague experience with. Or maybe they weren’t dates. That’s besides the point.

Often cultural differences mean we have certain barriers which can hinder relationships from blooming; whether that’s language, social signals, societal expectations, traditions, or simple misunderstandings due to the way someone has been brought up.

I’m going to dive right in and explain why I think Germans have a lot going for them in the dating world.

Disclaimer: we are generalising for comedy value (not every German does these things) but also trying to highlight positive experiences which are based on facts.

1) They are never late (or rarely)
2) They are to the point
3) There are no awkward moments with the bill
4) They have ideas
5) They are great at English
6) You can be to the point
7) They tend to be well-read
(8) They have an EU passport (silly one)

1) They are never late (or rarely)

This is no joke. If you’re dating a German they will even arrive 5 minutes before you’re supposed to meet, they’ll use the BVG App to navigate their way round Berlin and they’ll want the exact address, time and place. This sounds really annoying – but actually, they are prepared for everything and it’s really nice to know someone will turn up when they intend to (*cough* Brits!).

2) They are to the point

If they’re not into you, they’ll tell you. If they like you, they’ll tell you. If they don’t want pizza, they’ll tell you. If they would prefer something else – wait for it – they’ll tell you.

3) There are no awkward moments with the bill

The general rule when dating a German is to split 50/50, so always get your money out and pay your half. If you had something more expensive you can expect to pay more and vice versa. Germans are fair. If they want to pay, they’ll pay (see number 2).

4) They have ideas

Many Germans love the outdoors and will take you to lakes, parks for a bbq, brunch outdoors, fields, mountains (or at least ‘bouldering’) and offer to do things, especially as there are many things to do in spring, like a SpaziergangKieztour (showing you their district).

The best things in life are for free.

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5) They are great at English

…and you can learn German! This the best way to learn German in Berlin. Unlike many English speakers in the states and the UK, Germans are taught English in primary school. This is perfect if you get stuck; not only is Denglish a very acceptable and even ‘cool’ way to speak German, if you’re dating a German, he’ll fully help you out with your dative case or adjective ending you may have completely annihilated.

6) You can be to the point

This is the beauty of it! My interpretation of the reasons why there is not a whole lot of gallantry is due to the egalitarian way of thinking. That’s why you split the bill and hold your own door open; maybe German men see women to be independent and ‘on their level’? In which case, you can speak your mind just as they can. If you don’t like their maroon corduroys, tell them. He would tell you if you need to iron your shirt or if you have a speck of dirt on you. It’s helpful, to be fair.

7) They tend to be well-read

German education is just better. Fact. Germans will have read about 7 more books than you at the age of 12 (if you went to state school) and they definitely know how to do a tax return. They also know how to recycle, and probably know more about British politics than you do. Feel bad but inspired at the same time.

silly one): They have an EU passport

This last one is for those jokers out there. Yes, it’s true that the Germans have the second most powerful passport in the world with Brits choosing to become neue Deutschbriten. But even if you have lived long enough in Germany to get one yourself, remember that history and grammar test you need to do to get naturalised. KEIN SPAß.

Enjoy dating a German – & let me know how it goes!

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The Secret Linguist was created in 2016 to inspire everyone to become a linguist. Written by a 20-something living in Berlin, with a love for languages, gays and espresso. Often with a splash of British humour or peppered in sarcasm, The Secret Linguist creates light-hearted articles to motivate you to ditch your mono-lingual life.

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