It gives you so much to talk about, but no way to flirt about it.
December 22, 2011 10:37 PM Subscribe
Cross-cultural daters, how different is flirting across (very distinct) cultures? Please tell me about your experiences with
posted by stroke_count to Human Relations (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to hear your own anecdotes, but here's some context: I'm a twenty-something American guy, and I've met somebody new from eastern Asia, a place I've never been. Chemistry is there, but I'm not sure where it will lead. She seems to be into me, but I'm struggling to muffle this voice of doubt that says that I could be misreading some signals (e.g. giddy excitement) through a cultural lens. Or I worry that my more subtle signals (e.g. teasing her lightheartedly) might be zooming over her head, purely for cultural reasons.
Did you go with your gut and rely on some universal flirting quotient? Or was there a delicate game of give-and-take to calibrate your cultural meter in the romantic domain?
is helpful, but I'd like to narrow it to flirting specifically.