|Originally posted by Michael19 |
NEver happens in Ireland, just be told to fuck off. Or be thought of as a complete werido.
or maybe thats just how they react to me
Following the "dating"-part of this thread, my experiences would tend to agree with yours: It seems like people in the US are dating rapidly, and getting new dates at a pace I couldn't manage. In Denmark you tend to get introduced to potential partners through mutual friends, meet in professional settings, at a club (both being drunk), or explicitly through dating agencies/web pages. Jumping strangers would be totally out of the question. However, here in the US, I would say that people are *far* more aggressive in their flirting and hook-ups. The most extreme example I saw was some random dude stopping two girls on the street and asking one of them out. When she declined he asked the other one.
The general setup really makes me uncomfortable in some situations, as I don't have years of practice navigating such an environment, and I often end up turning people away because I can't figure them out. For instance, one of my neighbours, who were given a tour of my apartment before moving in, kept stopping to talk to me on the stairs, eventually ending up suggesting we'd go and get a cup of coffee at sometime. In Denmark I would interpret this as the beginning of a friendship, but here in NYC I just thanked him no, thinking that if he was gay and he was thinking of a date, I'd be in trouble.