What might be considered romantic, polite or respectful back home, might not be well received when dating in Belgium.You may notice differences between Belgium's three language communities, and as you wouldn't stereotype your own dating traits, nor is it possible to stereotype Belgian dating traits.
Likewise, your Belgian date is less likely to be available for last-minute plans or impromptu dates.
Belgians tend to love their comfort zone – whether it's their village, close friends or family – which sometimes can be hard to break into.
But there are some general tips about dating a Belgian man or dating Belgian women that can help you avoid making a Belgian dating blunder.
Belgians are known for being reserved and conservative, which can at first make them appear distant, unemotional or, sometimes mistakenly, disinterested.
Belgians are also particular about their surroundings, and take pride in clean and well-maintained homes, as well as organisation in their social lives and careers.
Thus appearing careless or irresponsible in your habits or manners are not generally attractive traits to Belgian men or women.Confusing Belgium's distinct cultures or being unaware of Belgian history would not impress your Belgian date.If you are ever invited to someone's house, you should accept any drink offered by your host but don't ask for one if it's not offered.Belgians tend to be formal and closed when meeting people for the first time, and relationships can take a long time to develop; it's not common to discuss personal matters, or at least at the beginning of your acquaintance.However, once all the aspects of your potential partnership (or even friendship) have been considered and approved, Belgians who enter a relationship are serious and thereafter comfortable with opening up.Dating someone from any foreign country can be complex.