Even better, they dress well, smell of expensive eau de Cologne, and theyre intelligent.Indeed, the first impression is so overwhelming that it almost always leads directly to the first German dating no-no: Expecting that going to a party full of such hunks will yield a catch. German males are not only fine physical specimens, but they're also weak, wimpy, afraid of commitment, and painfully shy.Of course, I’d be willing to accept that the problem lies with me – I’m no Angelina Jolie, after all, and I don’t even own a push-up bra.Indeed, I did assume the fault was my own, until I realised I wasn’t the only one to have experienced such blatant indifference to my feminine charms.For single women visitors, the dating game in Germany can at first seem like a free, gourmet buffet.The men are almost all impressively tall, many are blond and, almost invariably, they are extremely handsome with the bodies of Adonis.
I only hope that this wasn’t supposed to be a chat-up line.They don’t usually know how to walk up to strangers and start conversations as they haven’t witnessed it happening around them.This may also be why they like getting drunk and partying…In America it’s more common to approach people randomly and also to talk about random things.For, as it turns out, every girl I know in this city has suffered the same disinterest. After all, my standards are based on the charming yet mostly hopeless British / Irish culture, where flirting mostly consists of clumsily sidling up to a girl at the bar and stuttering something incomprehensible, or later on, perhaps, drunkenly lunging at her on the dance floor.Fiona*, who’s been living here for 2 years, wasn’t at all surprised when I suggested that it was difficult to get to know men in Berlin: “Oh absolutely, you have to be really pushy here – German men never make the first move.” And Carola told me that in all her life, she had never once been chatted up by a German man: she is a native Berliner. My flirtatious encounters to date have been mostly unmemorable and rarely romantic.