However, in Germany (and Europe in general) a man is expected to ask a woman out.
At the same time, it is not unusual for a woman - in some subtle and not so subtle ways - to indicate her interest in being asked.
But he may be desperately in love with you, but be quite simply unable to indicate his interest in anything beyond discussing Angela Merkels domestic policy over a cup of chamomile tea.
By the fifth date, you're stuck wondering whether youve developed a sudden case of bad B. A few not-so-unusual examples: In the British book "The Xenophobes Guide to the Germans," an unforgettable passage says something like Germans have the unique ability to bore the pants off of you when it comes to amour.
And it's true, German women will swoon over their vacation dalliances: "Those southern men," they'll giggle and gush. Well intentioned smiles are often rebuffed by a stare implicitly accusing you of mortally wounding her beloved pet terrier.