French journalist, Sophie Perrier, recently wrote a book about the men of The Netherlands, for which she interviewed 35 women and one gay man from Germany, Hungary, China, Columbia and the United States among others.

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In the true spirit of compromise it could be that Dutch men are ‘not so exciting’ because that’s the way Dutch women like them. They are more traditional, they expect more presents, they expect more romance, they expect to be treated in a special way only because they’re a woman.

Sophie’s conclusions might just say more about foreign women than Dutch men. Maybe it’s not politically correct but I personally feel the difference between men and women bring a lot of charm in life.

When you sit down together at a café or at a restaurant, he is sure to make polite conversation and even ask you all the right questions expected on a first date.

On the whole, Dutch men make women feel safe and heard when with them.

They are considerate not only of the wishes and needs of their partners but for that matter of any other living creature they meet on the road like old ladies, babies and even stray animals.

When meeting a Dutchman for a date, you can be sure that he will be on time and that he will be a perfect driver – following all traffic rules to the T.The reality is though that its men here are like everywhere else – some good, some bad and most in between.However there are a few characteristics which make Dutch men very interesting and often rewarding to know.Well-educated and aware When dating a Dutch guy, you can on the whole look forward to spending time with an educated, well-read person.He is most likely to have attended college and quite comfortable discussing a whole range of topics, starting from politics to the environment.Are they really that different from their peers elsewhere, in Belgium or Germany, for example?