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As a former smoker, it’s a real turn-off”, says British expat Chris.
At ease with public displays of affection But once you’ve met your Austrian, it seems they won’t be embarrassed about kissing and cuddling you in public.
(And this can seem a little strange, or wonderful, to people from more reserved cultures, like the UK, where excessive PDA tends to be frowned upon.) Quicker to become physically intimate Despite that initial shyness apparently Austrians are more willing than some more conservative cultures to move on from the kissing and the cuddling and into the bedroom. Honest - sometimes brutally so That outfit makes your bum look big?
A recent article on The Local noted the fact that almost one third of Austrians are single, and seemed to hit a nerve amongst our expat readers, with many writing in to tell us about their experience of relationships with Austrian men and woman - both good and bad.
Here's a list of nine things to know before dating an Austrian.
Your constant whinging isn’t fun for those around you?
Don’t worry, your Austrian partner is likely to tell you this in no uncertain terms. And some people have told us this honesty is rather refreshing.
Reserved and conservative This is maybe why so many of you have told us that it’s hard to meet an Austrian in the first place.
Could well be a smoker Statistics show that Austria has a high rate of smokers, especially among younger women, and only two in five smokers have tried to quit the habit.
“It’s hard to meet a girl here who doesn’t smoke like a chimney.