English dating vs american dating

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The Local spoke with an American-German matchmaker based in Wiesbaden to get some (much needed) tips on dating a German.

After consulting with her German clients, she came up with some sound advice on finding Teutonic bliss.

Looking around, I found that the US form is actually the more traditional Anglo-Saxon way, but the British adapted to using the European form in the early 20th Century.

But I couldn't find a definitive discussion of the history of the different formats.

This is what the German love-seekers had to say: 1.

We don't all look like Diane Kruger Germans are not all tall, blonde and blue-eyed like Claudia Schiffer and Diane Kruger, or Thomas Kretschmann and Ralf Möller. We like expanding our horizons Germans are open-minded about meeting new people from different nationalities.

The night I met George, the epitome of a charming Englishman, I was immediately drawn to him. After a long night out wandering the city with George, he put me into a cab. It hadn't even crossed my mind, but after the aloof coolness of the hipsters who populated my alma mater, Englishmen—with their jokes and their endearing awkwardness and their humor—were a welcome change.

A month-number in Roman numerals can't be mistaken for a day-number.

My way is not perfect: I don't think O-W Kenobi would write "4.v.

One argument I've heard in favour of the American system of dating is that the numbers of months in a year is smaller than the number of days in a month which itself is smaller than the number of possible years. I don't really buy this argument, but OP might be interested in it anyway so here it is. I like to abbreviate dates as day/month in Roman numerals/year, with periods/full stops rather than "/" between the numbers, such that today is 312018.

Meanwhile, in Northern Europe they've moved on to an opposite, descending date standard: year/month/day. Sometimes I make the last "i" a "j" (an affectation, I know, and a throwback to ancient manuscripts), and drop the "20" in the year, so that I have "3118".

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