I would imagine most of the rakes here would prefer a little unproffessionallity in any case. Mik had a valid point. I didn't mean to sound snobbish, or like a personal ad.
The total English-speaking scene in Munich is quite small, nevermind the even smaller dating scene. There are just over 12, native English-speakers living in the city. A large majority of these, however, are young professionals - many of them single. There are no dating websites in Munich that are dedicated to English-speakers - the community is too small to support such a site. However there are a whole bunch of German sites. And as cabbagefairy says above, most Germans speak English anyway. So I'd just register yourself on a German site with an English profile and see what response you get.
Here's TT's list of recommended dating sites for Munich. As for speed dating events, again, there are none that are dedicated for English-speakers.
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TT tried organising one once but most of the people who turned up for the event already knew each other, so it was pointless. There are lots of German-organised events, however. And I don't imagine there'd be any problem turning up and just speaking English. It'd make you stand out from the crowd, for sure. See the TT chat topic about speed dating in Munich. As for meeting people accidently , in a non-organised setting, probably the best places for this in Munich are the so-called "after-work parties".
Don't bother with the bar scene because here people tend to come with their own friends and don't mix. At the after-work parties, however, strangers tend to get talking to each other quite easily. Or see Juke and Joy - the people who organise many of these parties. The after-work parties are for meeting Germans. You're pretty likely to meet lots of Eastern-Europeans too - mostly peeps from former-Yugoslavia and Ukrainians - as well as many other nationalities. If you're dead set on meeting native English-speakers, the obvious choice is to go to one of the Irish pubs on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night.
A number of members of this forum have met their wives and husbands at those pubs, particularly the first.
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It's difficult to show up at those places as a girl on your own though. Find a girlfriend first and then go together. Alternatively, just go to a whole bunch of different events organised right here through this website. These you can very easily show up to on your own. There have already been three marriages as a direct result of people who met over this site eg. Once you've met someone, see the TT topic about best bars for a first date.
Posted 28 Dec Thanks so much for the information. I appreciate all of the willingness to help. In North America, it's playful on dates whereas Germans treat it as a job interview. Many Germans' detailed and analytical nature, however, has boded well for online dating, observes Shoup.
They often tend to be more private people who like that it's easy to cautiously get to know someone online first. While every person is different, there is no doubt that dating websites and apps in Germany are booming, with one in five people using one to meet a potential partner in Stephan, 38, a German living in Berlin, turned to okcupid. He found himself in a more difficult landscape than in his 20s, when he met his long-term partner through work and after a few dates decided they were in an exclusive relationship.
With online dating, he has had no problems meeting women, but instead of the third or fourth date evolving into something more serious, it usually ends. Shy about approaching a woman in German or English, Max, 30, turned to the app Tinder to find a partner, contrary to its application as an app for easy hook-ups. Yet in the end he met his girlfriend after a stand-up comedy show. Shoup herself turned to online dating when she did not meet anyone with serious potential in Berlin.
In the end she met her dream man - only he lived in Vienna. Now the two are engaged and set to be married in Hamburg, where Shoup has seen a culture more conducive to serious relationships. Even in cities such as Berlin, she advised Germans and expats alike to get involved with meet-ups, whether cooking or dancing, to meet people with similar interests.
The group InterNations is another resource for both expats and internationally minded Germans, and where a handful of people she knows have met their mates. She also urged singles to give speed dating a shot - even if just for practice making small talk with strangers. Where I'm from [in southern Germany] anyone you meet who is not a student is usually there for the long haul.
The double-edged sword of dating a German, observed Robbins, is that they will exhibit honesty from the very beginning to the very end. The same culture applies to break-ups, said British expat Laura, whose German boyfriend of three years one day told her that he thought their relationship should end.
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In vivid detail, he explained he was interested in an acquaintance and wanted to see where it would go. She contrasted her own story with that of another friend, who found out her American husband was cheating on her when an alert popped up on her phone when she wasn't in the room. Robbins adds that when it comes to dating, she can always rely on Germans to be honest. Search Germany's news in English. News categories Berlin Munich Hamburg More…. Membership My account Gift voucher Corporate Help center.
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