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Reserved and conservative This is maybe why so many of you have told us that it’s hard to meet an Austrian in the first place.
One French reader, Valerie, says Austrian men don't know the first thing about seduction, and she misses flirtation and men making eye contact with her on the street. Shy and not that good at flirting Katia Farias, a Brazilian journalist and blogger who lives in Vienna and has been married to an Austrian for five years says he is “funny, loyal, and kind” but warns that it may take some perseverance to snag your Austrian man as they are hopeless at flirting and tend to give off an “I’m not interested” signal.
At ease with public displays of affection But once you’ve met your Austrian, it seems they won’t be embarrassed about kissing and cuddling you in public.
(And this can seem a little strange, or wonderful, to people from more reserved cultures, like the UK, where excessive PDA tends to be frowned upon.) Quicker to become physically intimate Despite that initial shyness apparently Austrians are more willing than some more conservative cultures to move on from the kissing and the cuddling and into the bedroom. Honest - sometimes brutally so That outfit makes your bum look big?
This, she says, is the opposite of Brazilian men, who are pros at flirting but tend to be macho and unfaithful.
This is where it can be handy to learn some German - Austrians often don’t want to look stupid and may be shy about speaking English - so learning a few cheesy chat up lines like "Ich möchte dich nicht dumm anmachen, aber ich hätte nichts dagegen, wenn du es tust" could be a game changer.
We’ve tried to avoid the obvious stereotypes, and apologise for any offense we might inadvertently cause.As a former smoker, it’s a real turn-off”, says British expat Chris.Your constant whinging isn’t fun for those around you?Don’t worry, your Austrian partner is likely to tell you this in no uncertain terms. And some people have told us this honesty is rather refreshing.A recent article on The Local noted the fact that almost one third of Austrians are single, and seemed to hit a nerve amongst our expat readers, with many writing in to tell us about their experience of relationships with Austrian men and woman - both good and bad.
Here's a list of nine things to know before dating an Austrian.