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By Genevieve Woingust While there are certain universal char­acteristics that come into play when boy meets girl or woman meets man - like pal­pitations, sweaty palms and "foot in mouth' disease - which have little bearing on nationality, ethnicity or custom, there are certain rules of conduct that differ among countries.

So in order to avoid frustration and embarassement, there are some “Do's and Dont’s” you may want to be aware of.

Therefore, either have a friend so you all pair up, or you need an odd number: 1, she is by herself; or 3, so she can spend some time with you because she leaves two friends together.

American girls are much less used to guys being gentlemen — opening the door for the lady, waiting for her to sit before you sit, etc.

I made tons of mistakes and have said some pretty embarrassing things along the way.

But that’s the price I and thousands of other foreigners have paid to integrate into the German culture.” –Derek and Marc Start working on your romantic German vocab here.

An American girl isn’t so much into ‘the chase’ — she generally doesn’t run away for too long, or too far away.

An American girl can take time away from her friend to talk to you on a night out.

), I remembered that I hadn’t published one of my lists on German/American differences. Enjoy, and as always, let me know what you’d add to this list! I have a totally different resume for Germany than for the USA because of all the differences. You don’t really find fireworks in the USA for the new year. If a movie is in a different language in Germany, they will dub the movie instead of adding subtitles. To go along with #9, Germans have some of the best English I’ve ever heard or read. Germans are inquisitive and blunt about the United States (particularly politics) but they aren’t rude. They tend to go for a handshake or the kisses on the cheek (Germans do two kisses, one on each side). To go along with #19, Germans can’t handle my level of enthusiasm and excitement.

Men in the USA tend to either be intimidated by my background or make derogatory remarks about how I’ll never achieve my political goals (FYI, these disrepectful remarks motivate me even more so thanks) 23. Crutches in Germany are different than crutches in the USA.

If Germans need a new word, they just combine multiple other words together to make a new word. They go around your wrists instead of under your arms! Learning how to ride a bike in Germany is totally different than in the USA. First, casual dating/hook-up culture isn’t as prevalent in Germany as it is in the USA.

For me, learning the language wasn’t just about something I had to do. I needed a job and personally needed to no longer feel like an outsider looking in.

Of course learning German wasn’t the easiest task I’ve ever accomplished.

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