Online Dating for Expats - you say tomato

If joining an online dating site takes courage, joining an internet dating site for expats takes real bravery and determination. While we don’t want to reinforce racial stereotypes, here are a few of the quaint little habits of different nationalities:

  • For Brits, Jaffa cakes are the only biscuit; Australians love Tim Tams; Saffas are devoted to Nuttikrusts; and Kiwis are very fond of Mallow Puffs. A person’s taste in biscuits is formed very early in life, is well ingrained and hard to eradicate, so trying to change it could be a grave error!
  • For people from New Zealand and South Africa, rugby is usually the only ball game that counts; in Britain the word “football” usually means the same as “soccer” in other English speaking countries; in Australia the term “football” could mean anything … It helps to tread warily around a person’s favourite sport until you know their allegiances, because football is a serious matter - far more important that trivial issues like religion, politics or musical tastes!
  • Australians and New Zealanders love a barbecue and South Africans relish a braai. For some reason charred meat cooked outdoors hasn’t been so much of a hit with Brits: it might be because of the changeable weather, the lack of outdoor spaces in crowded cities, or because they’re just too sensible.

By joining an online dating site for expats you’ve shown that you’re receptive to novel experiences. Be prepared for some interesting encounters with new friends from around the globe!

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