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Old 15.09.2011, 16:18
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http://berlin.cafebabel.com/en/post/...-nicht-flirten

Agree? Disagree? Are Swiss men similar?

I think its pretty spot on about German ment but don't know enough Swiss guys to form an opinion.
I think so. I do sometimes get carried away selling cheese to Swiss women and although not naturally flirtatious I do turn on the charm a bit...... Once, a couple of Swiss women were trying some cheese and one bought about 100 chufs worth with some Port and told me it was a present for her husband.

I tried really hard not to say it, but I couldn't help it..... "Your husband is such a lucky man". Her jaw dropped as she turned to her friend and said "That's why I love English men. No Swiss man would ever say anything like that"
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Old 15.09.2011, 16:34
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Re: Why German men donít flirt

mhm..i am german and i lurve to flirt. and as long as her booty is not the size of a bus' steering wheel->"hello!"
i think that the being rejected is the biggest thing to overcome.
but after many of those kitchen party nights i spoke with many girls and many of them tsaid "try it. look at it like asking for a beer. if yes, fine. if no....nevermind." and that worked for me.
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Old 15.09.2011, 16:37
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I find the german ladies very flirtuous indeed.
Yes, they are. And in my experience are not very discriminitary with regards to whether the object of their flirtation is single, attached, or married!

However, my German husband behaved with absolute propriety and did not make a move until at least six weeks after we had met (in fact, I did not even think he was going to). However, that said, a number of his male friends/colleagues have been quite flirtatious with me.
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Old 15.09.2011, 16:53
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mhm..i am german and i lurve to flirt. and as long as her booty is not the size of a bus' steering wheel->"hello!"

I was thinking I didn't have anything to add to this thread but this reminded me that I HAVE run across a German or two who were flirts.

One was an old sailor who was visiting at Great Lakes for some reason. He came in along with a colleague of his (from a different country, also in the navy, wearing a different fancy uniform) who was the one who actually needed the help. The German guy was chatting me up, asking what I like to do outside of work or whatever, flirty. Then all of a sudden, VERY BOLDLY, with that special twinkle in his eye, asked if I'd cook dinner for he and his friend!

The second was a guy who I ran into during Bike Week or "Biketoberfest" (can't remember which) in Daytona. I was hanging out at one of the pubs that put up a beer garden for the event and it was quite crowded. Daytona being what it is, the boardwalk setup to get around the beer garden without finding oneself sloshing through a muddy mire of beer and you-don't-wanna-know-what-else was built in funny ways in some spots to avoid the palm trees. So, trying to get through the crowd, I attempted to step kitty-corner over a leaning palm tree and slipped, getting a lovely huge splinter of bark in my finger for my effort. Guy with a German accent (very, very yummy handsome btw) notices and asks for my hand, taking it gently in his then puts my finger in his mouth, licked the length of it then bit the splinter out.

Okay, maybe that second one doesn't really count as "flirting" as such, it was rather forward. Even so, it is a far cry from staring morosely into his drink.


Which brings me to why I was reminded of these two instances by Flow's comment: My tail most definitely is approaching the size of a bus steering wheel.
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Then all of a sudden, VERY BOLDLY, with that special twinkle in his eye, asked if I'd cook dinner for he and his friend!
added to the chat up line list. thanks. chat up and dinner. can't go wrong with that
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Old 15.09.2011, 17:00
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added to the chat up line list. thanks. chat up and dinner. can't go wrong with that
haha! on my list since ever. works. poor lad-> cant cook-> starving-> must help-> BINGO!
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Old 15.09.2011, 17:09
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Re: Why German men donít flirt

if they are flirting, I don't know it. But I'm oblivious when American men are flirting, too.
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Old 15.09.2011, 17:12
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haha! on my list since ever. works. poor lad-> cant cook-> starving-> must help-> BINGO!
reminds me once when i asked my gf to cook something to eat and she came back with "can't you do it? it tastes much better when you cook it". "good point" i thought. and then i went and started cooking. 10 minutes later in the kitched, i shouted out "damn, you tricked me" and i got a cheeky "tee hee" and fits of laughter from the living room.
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Old 15.09.2011, 17:20
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if they are flirting, I don't know it. But I'm oblivious when American men are flirting, too.
It's a flirt Jim, but not as we know it.
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Re: Why German men donít flirt

You just don't get it: small talk is, in a German perspective, just auditively perceptible stupidity. Firts in Germany are first non-talk approaches. That's what you find boring. While you were waiting for a move, they had already moved.
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Old 15.09.2011, 19:40
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Well while doing my PhD there was this German guy who I knew liked me. We taught classes together and he would wait for me to go have coffee so I thought he was going to ask me out but he never did, he just stared at me like a half dead sheep...so I got bored and went out with a Dutch guy.
I think he was just very shy ( I am a magnet for those)...


Well why didn't you politely let him know that you were not indifferent to his attention and appreciation ?


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I find the german ladies very flirtuous indeed.
After reading this thread, perhaps they have to be ?


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I think so. I do sometimes get carried away selling cheese to Swiss women and although not naturally flirtatious I do turn on the charm a bit...... Once, a couple of Swiss women were trying some cheese and one bought about 100 chufs worth with some Port and told me it was a present for her husband.
I tried really hard not to say it, but I couldn't help it..... "Your husband is such a lucky man". Her jaw dropped as she turned to her friend and said "That's why I love English men. No Swiss man would ever say anything like that"
Seriously, that's just being modest, because some ladies came to the stand just to speak with you .... very much the perfect English gentleman
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Old 16.09.2011, 10:54
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i'm starting one. i've collected already many chat up lines that are 100% guaranteed to work!
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Something to add to your starting lines?

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Re: Why German men donít flirt

How has everyone's dating life changed since they moved to Switzerland?
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How has everyone's dating life changed since they moved to Switzerland?
what dating life???
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Re: Why German men donít flirt

I'm great at flirting... so the following doesn't apply to me.. ahem..cough, cough..

But I reckon there's a big problem coming along for most men with half a brain...

After decades of being told to 'respect' women and to laugh at obviously boorish behaviour, a lot of blokes have been left with the impression that women don't want to be 'chatted up'.

There was a brilliant skit once on a TV show (Harry Enfield ??) where some gorgeous, high heeled, mini skirted babe was walking past a building site. She looks up at the builders.. who do nothing.. she looks again.. they do nothing.. and then she flounces off in a huff. One builder says to the other, "what a charming looking young lady, it would have been a pleasure to meet her acquaintance".

So.. do you want to be wolf whistled at.. or not ?
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Old 16.09.2011, 17:46
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Re: Why German men donít flirt

"Why German men donít flirt?" I don't know. But, this happened to me this summer, which shows that it is true. Here it goes......

After a 15 years marriage and 3 kids, I found myself divorced and alone in Switzerland. What to do?.... I decided to take a month to walk through northern Spain and do the Camino to Santiago de Compostela. To think, press the reset button, and find myself again.

Arrived at Roncesvalles and for one second, I spotted a gorgeous blond at the pilgrim's hostel.

The next day, I kept on passing her and she was walking with 3 guys... (I later learned that they were two Germans and one Swiss). My German is not very good, and I thought she must be with one of those guys. So, I only smile, greeted them, but did not stare.

Two days later into the Camino, and the Swiss guy is walking alone in my direction,.... looking lost... we talked and after learning that we both live in Zurich he SMS the blond woman so she can reserved a spot for me at the hostel and invited me to joined them... (At this point I didn't remember that he was in her group or knew that he was SMSing her....)

In Pamplona, what is my surprise that to meet her.....

Without looking too excited or eager, I learned that she was not with any of those guys .... they were perfect strangers bonded only by their common language.....

So, I am very sorry guys. I am not into chess or politic discussions with a beautiful woman. My Latin blood boils..... and her opium-like dilated pupils were giving me the green light.

The rest of the story you can imaging. We started our own Camino shortly after and didn't see those guys again.

Few weeks later she told me that she wished to have gone to Spain for vacation earlier in her life...... The food, the sun, and the warmth of the people............

She is from Hamburg...... tired of not being touched.

On the day of my return to Zurich, weeks later and now in Santiago, after her leaving, one of the German guys was arriving to Santiago. He was very happy to meet me again.

We had lunch and he confessed.... "I am not like you..... How did you do it?"..... (he was not really expecting an answer).... "I met a Spanish woman in the Camino who proposed..... but I don't know..... I am not like you.... "

To be honest, I don't remember much of what he said. His English is like my German....

From this whole episode, perhaps what is true is: They really don't know how to flirt, or romance a strangers........ Too bad.....I really can not help them.

Here is a nice memory.....



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i have to admit, i asked myself the same question about the swiss. swiss guys just stand around staring into their beer. swiss girls ignore the swiss guys. i figured out in the end that there was an organised plan/schedule that was worked out around kindergarten time - swiss organisation at its best!
Could it be that they just marry the first person the dating agent tells them they are compatible with.
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My Latin blood boils..... and her opium-like dilated pupils were giving me the green light.

The rest of the story you can imaging. We started our own Camino shortly after and didn't see those guys again.
once upon a time....

... THE END.

what about the interesting bit in the middle
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From my experience, yes they do, and some are very good at it (flirting ...+)
+ being a GSOH!
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