What might be considered romantic, polite or respectful back home, might not be well received when dating in Belgium.
Belgian women know good food and how to enjoy a meal, yet will never forget to maintain their poise or table manners, which are also vital to reciprocate if you want to impress a Belgian woman.
Similarly, if you opt to give Belgian chocolates as a gift or take a Belgian woman to a restaurant, low quality won't win you any points – although Belgian women are not strangers to enjoying a good Belgian waffle or on the street.
Unlike in some countries, Belgium does not have a homogeneous culture.
The country is divided into three language regions, where they speak Flemish/Dutch, French and Germany.
On the other hand, a Belgian won't mess around with 'dating standards' if they are interested – there's no taboo around contacting someone straight away, calling each other boyfriend and girlfriend after one date or being invited to join them at a wedding. Yet Belgians are not renown for being overly passionate or touchy-feely, although they make up for it by generally being hard-working and stolid in nature.