Australian dating etiquette
Many Aussie men find it interesting and exciting to date exotic and lovely Asian women, and some gentlemen ask me how to take down the cultural barriers and make dating more fun and smooth.
To help you to learn about Asian dating cultures, I have listed the following cultural tips that are related to dating and relationship. The more you know of their history and culture, the easier when it comes to dating and romance. During first or second dates, many Asian ladies are still a little shy and would like to be chased by men rather than initiating moves. If she has a good command of English from an Asian background, she is normally well educated. If she speaks limited English, it doesn’t necessarily mean her English is poor.
If they do write to you first, please be encouraging, polite and responsive. Good financial status means security, which is important for the relationship to Asian ladies. It could be that she has had no chance to practice in her daily life.
Be patient, she will pick it up soon as you communicate more with her. Please let her know your feeling in dating, because some Asian ladies don’t ask you directly. Some Asian ladies may not be always so punctual, or not good at booking appointments ahead.
Please give her a chance to learn the Western way on timing and booking. In a date, men are expected to pay for dinners, shows, and other expenses.
Austrians make even numbers on bills by tipping less than 10 percent.
Most Austrians will start with "Mahlzeit" or "Guten Appetit" (bon appetite), which is polite to wait for in most occasions, but inappropriate at very posh, formal dinners (I have been told off once for wishing a friend bon appetite at a casual dinner at home, so be aware that some people take this matter serious).
Keep your hands on the table during dinner, but not the elbows.
They may love you very much, but not telling you or showing it on the surface. Most Asian ladies show their love by looking after you, e.g. It doesn’t mean that she wants to control your life. If your girlfriend helps you to tidy up your room on her visit or look after you when you are sick, it means that she loves you and wants to do something for you. Cross cultural relationship can be exciting, and at the same time, it can be challenging too.
But when there is genuine wish and sincere feelings, all lumps and humps can be overcome!
Etiquette has been a big deal in upper-class Austria especially during imperial times.