Dating as an expat

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Dating as an expat

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    notsurewhattodo
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    September 29, 2015 at 7:02 am #86120
    Dating as an expat

    I am currently living abroad in a country where I am not fluent in the local language, though I know enough to get by day to day. When I moved here I was still in a LTR but this has since ended. This was my first relationship to get very serious, but I now feel enough time has passed and would like to start dating again. However I am not the most confident individual when it comes to making the first move, and add to that some cultural and language differences and the whole task is rather daunting. I recently went on a few dates with a local girl introduced to me by a mutual friend and though it didn’t lead anywhere, found the whole thing a lot less stressful to deal with

    As such, I was just hoping for some advice. Should I try my best to overcome my nerves and be more active in approaching people, or do I acknowledge my own shortcomings and pursue mediums where I wouldn’t have to make the first move such as blind dates, or internet dating?

    Any advice would be much appreciated

    xspinbadx
    xspinbadx
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    September 29, 2015 at 6:40 pm #86203

    Hi,

    Not sure which country you are in but if it’s anywhere in Asia, you’d best train yourself take a more assertive “leadership” approach as girls are really into that there. You should just work on getting comfortable in your own skin among women. Taking care of yourself physically is also important so if you’re not working out get on it atleast 3 times a week and starting making as many lady friends as possible to get advice/practice. you’ll be all right.