Skype is a great tool for communication, but it can also be frustrating when internet connections are spotty or you are tired of having a picture on a screen for a boyfriend or girlfriend.
The most beautiful thing now is that we are both discovering new things about each other’s cultures and that excites us so much.” –Jasmine and Roland “As the age old saying goes, communication is the most important thing in any relationship.
If these criteria are met you are in for a world of cross-cultural delights, learning all about the others wonderful and mysterious land, which I have found gives you a lot more to talk about than a regular couple.” –Amelie and Dean Many bi-national couples have to deal with long periods of separation: whether it be while waiting for a visa to come through or before one person decides to uproot and move across the globe.
“Most singles say, I'm single because I'm too shy and waiting for the other side to make the first move,” Hegmann said. They'll be grateful and honour the fact that you took a risk.” In the study, 36 percent of German men said that shyness had had a role in keeping them single – much higher than the EU average of 27 percent. Don't worry about technology stealing your love away “Dating is getting a bit different now because we are online 24/7,” Hegmann said.
“Some people think that's dangerous, I think it's a good thing – I would be really worried if we couldn't also find love online.
” –Sandra and Brett “One thing we can’t agree on, though, is when to celebrate Christmas.
Thankfully, Tobias lets me have our Christmas tree up all December long.In a series called Heartbeats on Deutschland.de, sixteen bi-national couples have shared their stories and offered advice for others in cross-cultural relationships.We’ve compiled their advice below in this guide to bi-national relationships.Most Germans put their tree up right before or on Christmas Eve.Because Christmas is my favorite time of year, I would be so sad if I didn’t get my tree until the 24 special and combine our respective traditions.I now believe that Brett and I are probably more Australian/German than I thought we would be.