Dating theater people
Sure, there are people who adore using dating apps, and truly get something out of going on multiple first dates in a single evening.
But for others, the thought of talking to a stranger by app, then text and then, finally, in person, brings on despair—especially when horror stories abound, with dates ending in disaster and sometimes even vomit.
Here's a guide to take you through your first Euro date.
To gather real accounts of the European dating scene, last year we asked around 500 (mostly, but not exclusively, heterosexual) expats living in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland a series of up-close and personal questions about themselves, their relationships and their sex lives.
It's a weighty assertion considering the site follows such predecessors in the world of niche online dating as Diaper Mates, Trek Passions, and The Atlasphere, but then again theater people are not known for their modesty.
So far the site serves lovelorn drama nerds in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and 8,500 users in the U. Although thespians and other theater professionals are welcome to join, working in the theater is not a requirement for the site.
People don't tend to go on ‘dates' with complete strangers but instead often get to know someone who's already in their circle or the friend of a friend, and then it ‘just happens' and they decide to go out together alone. There aren't too many rigid rules, either: "In the Netherlands there are no set rules – you might do all or nothing on the first or tenth date," and, "the timescale between the first date and having sex in France could be anything from 20 years to 20 seconds," said European expats.
In Germany, couples don't start with formal dating either and it's only after a series of informal meetings – walks, dinner, cinema, theatre – that they might start being seen as a ‘couple'.
Of course, every relationship is different and how yours develops will depend on who you both are and the chemistry between you.