They also offer programs designed to destigmatize LGBT people and support the community, such as counseling, hotlines, Pride events and cultural activities like film screenings.Flamer-Caldera recently chatted with GO about the work that remains to be done.The Netherlands is full of expat men, whose confidence has been shattered due to their experiences in attempting to date Dutch women.
Impress your Dutch lady by waving your almost full book of stamps in her face, she’ll be like krentenbollen in your hands, and hopefully not as greasy.As Grandmaster Flash once said in the song White Lines, ‘don’t, don’t, don’t do it! Even after 10 years in the land of deep fried cuisine, I still can’t break the habit of opening doors for women.’ In most of the civilised world, holding doors open for women is considered to be chivalrous and the behavior of a gentlemen. If I’m about to walk into a cafe, and there’s a woman walking in at the same time, I’ll pause and hold the door open for her. A look that says “this guy has just escaped from mental health institution.” Holding doors open for Dutch women will earn you scorn and contempt.From Dutch men they expect total acquiescence, and the ability to follow orders.As an expat, you’ll get away with standing up to them, and using a little humor always goes down well. If you’re from London, and a Dutch woman tells you the name of what she says is THE coolest club in the city, don’t politely point out to her that the place she’s referring to has been closed down for several years, and is in fact used as an old peoples home. Dutch women, are used to dating Dutch men, whose deep and passionate love of money is legendary.