If you’re five minutes early, you’re almost late on German time – that’s how anal we are about it.
And if you’re not letting us know that you’re five minutes late – you’re going to have a really hard time in this country!
So only date a German if you can keep up with her or if you don’t mind explaining to your friends that she can drink you under the table!
We may only be able to drive at 18 and in some cases at 17, but all Germans have to go through rigorous training in manual cars to receive their driver’s license.
Her You Tube videos about life in Munich have garnered a sizeable following, particularly those about romance in Deutschland.
Like many newcomers, she was enchanted by the type of man who may have justified Hitler’s racist categorization of Germans as the superior race (yes, that was a Holocaust joke). But unlike Hitler’s Germans, these men are nice, polite, liberal, open-minded and seem to treat women with utmost respect, as equals (although perhaps too equal).
Croissants, rolls or bread with cheese and sausage, jam or Nutella for breakfast, bread as a side for lunch or in the form of dumplings, and bread with sausage or cheese for dinner will become the norm for you.
German girls are very progressive and independent, get their own apartment, car, and whatever else they need.
Still staying at your parents’ house as an adult is not very common, most of us move out as soon as we can.
We’ll always drive fast – you just can’t get it out of us!
Hayley Alexis has been blogging about Germany ever since she landed in Munich from the US about two years ago.