What do you mean you brought some friends along for our date? One of the greatest things about Kelleher International is that second word – International. Our clients hail from the four corners of the world and whether 3,500 miles divides two people we match, or they
live just a few blocks apart, we bring together a broad mix of dating customs and expectations.
We do our best to guide our clients in navigating these exciting waters, but our primary advice tends to be around “if something seems ‘weird’ or roles seem ‘off’, figure out if it might be a cultural difference”.
On a first date with a Swedish woman, she might just be expecting fika (a quick coffee) and find dinner and a movie too aggressive.
In Barcelona, your first three dates might be limited to coordinated group activities before it’s “appropriate” to go out alone.
In Australia, if the woman has asked you out, it is no commentary on your masculinity for her to insist on picking up the tab.
The thrill of experiencing new cultures and opening yourself up to love from another continent has many, many rewards, so don’t get thrown off in the earliest days when the traditions and norms of global dating present you with new situations. Also, just because your date is from overseas doesn't mean she still adheres to the traditions of her home country -- I know many a Japanese woman who expects a very different role in early relationships than she had back in Tokyo. Assume good intent and find love across borders!