There are different reasons that a guy might not pick up the tab (some that might not have anything to do with you), but if you're into him, avoid looking too disappointed.
You don't want him to think you expected it." —Josh F."The food you choose on dates says volumes about your character.
This is what I felt the first time I experienced the Dutch way of making love. and pretty much all the other occasions I got the chance to get naked with a Dutchie. Well, according to the web and a few researches; I was right. With my foreign friends, girls or boys or whatever, we made a few theories in order to explain this very annoying downside of ‘being in Nederland’. and we all know that they don’t like to show off that often. As in, you learn how to care and how to make your senses feel things in the same way it happens with learning how to enjoy food to the utmost. Coming from a country with a strong catholic influence, you learn that ‘sin is bad’. Sin and sexuality are somewhat intertwined with each other.
To clarify: you hear with your hands, taste with your eyes, smell with your tongue. Here sex is seen as something normal, something that is OK.
People that grew up with boiled potatoes and cheese that tastes like wax, might have lost this part. Let’s dig deeper and talk about “the fact that the Nederlands has been a huge colonial empire in the past with slaves”.
The last theory, dear readers, is – in a way – still connected to how different “religions have influenced our cultures“. Now think about the Mediterranean architecture: we had something called Baroque, where too much was really not too much.
"Please don't assume we're going to the nicest restaurant in the city because I won't take you there.