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Re: Why German men don’t flirt

German song about the flirt problem/ cultural misunderstanding etc.
In this song, the singer tells a beautiful girl from another country, why she is never chatted up in Germany.
It's partly ironic, partly true. A bit self-critical, too.

Googled the translation for you.


Wir sind Helden - Aurélie

Aurélie's accent is charming, without a doubt.
And even when she doesn’t say anything, you can still tell she’s wonderful
(...)

But Aurélie doesn’t get it.
Every evening she wonders
when someone will fall in love with her

Aurélie, it never works like that.
You’re looking for too much -
Germans flirt very subtly.

Aurélie, the men here really like you.
Look down the street – Everyone gazes after you
But you don’t notice because they don’t whistle at you
and if you whistle at them they run away
You’ve got to learn that around here, less is more.

Oh Aurélie, love takes time in Germany
Here, we’re only ready for the first steps after a few days
We talk for a few weeks
And get to know each other thoroughly
And not till then do we go anywhere as a couple

Aurélie, it never works like that…

Aurélie, it’s just not as easy as that.
Words have a totally different importance here.
All the boys, even the cute ones,
want to kiss your feet
But you… you don’t notice that
when they’re talking about soccer.

Oh Aurélie, you say I ought to explain
how on earth Germans carry on their species
when the birds and the bees in Berlin just smile benignly at each other
And don't give a damn about the question of reproduction…
(...)
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Re: Why German men don’t flirt

Its always strange to see how they split the bill at the end of a meal..and not just a 50-50 split but to the smallest detail level. I guess they dont expect to go on a 2nd date.
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Re: Why German men don’t flirt

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once upon a time....

... THE END.

what about the interesting bit in the middle
Being a sex therapist yourself, it is understandable your curiosity, but I would not give any more details.

But, I was expecting something like this to happen.

Before departing to Spain, I read the book by Shirley MacLaine; "The Camino".

In there, she talks about energy lines,.... reincarnations, soul mates finding each other, and lots of sex..... sometimes not even with your partner..... or even while she/he is somewhere around,..... days ahead or days behind....

So, sorry again for not telling more, but please take this to your practice:......

........ If your sex life is poor..... go for a walk in the Camino.....
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Hmmm Luis, glad you had a great time- but not sure sex was the original aim of the Camino. One of my best friend did it last year, will ask her about it (she is in her late 60s though).
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Yes..... some parts of the Camino were very desolated.... nice time to even out the whole body suntan.....
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Re: Why German men don’t flirt

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Hmmm Luis, glad you had a great time- but not sure sex was the original aim of the Camino. ......
It is true, not just sex....., But take it from Coelho ....

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"Toda la vida del hombre sobre la faz de la tierra se resume en la búsqueda del amor. No importa si finge correr detrás de la sabiduría, del dinero o del poder" Paolo Coelho
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"The whole life of man on earth is summarized in the search for love. It does not matter if he pretends to run after wisdom, money or power" Paolo Coelho
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Most of the people I've known who did the Camino were looking for spirituality and feed the soul- but hey, each to his own.

Love did you say - so are you still together?
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Re: Why German men don’t flirt

I first "met" my husband online, our so our relationship was confined to emails for the first few months, before he came to visit me in the US. He is Italian by blood but was born and raised here in CH.

So one day we were emailing and discussing the German influence on CH, and he said:

"By the way... don't worry. I don't f**k like a German."

Well, I guess I'm still not entirely sure what that meant exactly, but somehow I still find it funny.

P.S. Someone asked how Germans get together, if the men don't flirt...

Don't they have breeding camps or something?
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Re: Why German men don’t flirt

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Most of the people I've known who did the Camino were looking for spirituality and feed the soul- but hey, each to his own.

Love did you say - so are you still together?
Well..... on these days of Skype and fast internet connections... we talk to each other about everyday, and that is very nice.

Yes, ....... romance is nice (even a distant one). But, we are still talking about a Hamburg-Zurich relationship.

and what about if you are not into Cybersex?....... It is the same as being German in a bar, staring at your beer.

In my opinion.......
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"By the way... don't worry. I don't f**k like a German."
i would have assumed that the germans would have been better? anyone of the fairer sex able to provide an opinion?
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Well..... on these days of Skype and fast internet connections... we talk to each other about everyday, and that is very nice.

Yes, ....... romance is nice (even a distant one). But, we are still talking about a Hamburg-Zurich relationship.

and what about if you are not into Cybersex?....... It is the same as being German in a bar, staring at your beer.

In my opinion.......

ahahahahaha Cybersex didn't exist when I met my OH - me on the wrong train, having just arrived in London for 6 months (stayed 40 years- now back in CH together).
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i would have assumed that the germans would have been better? anyone of the fairer sex able to provide an opinion?
I read this joke somewhere........

In heaven:
Germans are the engineers
Italians the lovers
French the cooks
British the policemen
and Swiss the managers

In hell:
Germans are the policemen
Italian the engineers
French the managers
British the cooks
and Swiss the lovers.......

When I told this joke at work I was not very popular....
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Re: Why German men don’t flirt

Dear Luiz,
Always wanted to say hi to a sex pro. What can you do 4 me.
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Dear Luiz,
Always wanted to say hi to a sex pro. What can you do 4 me.
You mean: 2 me.
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Re: Why German men don’t flirt

Another story about Swiss men...... This is actually a true story happening to a female friend of mine with the person that became her husband.....

Her story is similar to other stories read here .... She......, has been here for a year, clueless about the dating etiquette....

And we are talking about a very attractive half southamerican Indian-European lady with dark skin (someone like this..... but with eyes like mine, ..... dark brown)


I don't remember if they get to date from a dating site or a blind date set up by one of hers or his friends .......

She goes into a cafe to meet him for the first time......

He, is actually waiting outside to see who will come in, and perhaps, if he does not like what he sees,..... not even bother to go in.....

He goes in......

They hit it off..... but at the end of the date he tries to play it cool.... perhaps set up another date.... know each other better,... blah, blah, blah......

She puts her foot down and said....... "either you kiss me now and we go out of here holding hands..... or you would not see me again......"

They are happily marry and have one kid.
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Dear Luiz,
Always wanted to say hi to a sex pro. What can you do 4 me.
I recently read Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse

http://www.webislam.com/?idv=501

At some point Siddhartha meets the Buddha, Gotama.... and says to him..... what you know,.... you can not teach me....

I am astonished by the depth of this German living in Switzerland

don't worry, the myth of the Latin Lover is only that.
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It is true, not just sex....., But take it from Coelho ....
A translation could be:

"The whole life of man on earth is summarized in the search for love. It does not matter if he pretends to run after wisdom, money or power" Paolo Coelho
and.....

“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.”
~ P. Coelho
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Re: Why German men don’t flirt

I've always known my German husband was not German after all!!
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I read this joke somewhere........

In heaven:
Germans are the engineers
Italians the lovers
French the cooks
British the policemen
and Swiss the managers

In hell:
Germans are the policemen
Italian the engineers
French the managers
British the cooks
and Swiss the lovers.......

When I told this joke at work I was not very popular....

i can not consider a bigger punishment in hell than having to work with a FRENCH ENGINEER, or use French engineered technology
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