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On love, relationships, and being an expat

Answer: A lot. Some of us move for love, some of us leave for love. While we’re overseas, we fall in and out of love with the places we live in and sometimes even the people that live in them.

On that note, Expatica wants to know your experiences with love and being an expat. And beyond that, we have created, collected, and even devised a number of resources (including Expatica Dating) to help you navigate the expat dating environment, and possibly even find true love while you’re at it!

Introducing the “Expat Love and Relationships” Survey

In conjunction with our resident dating and relationships expert Jean-Baptiste Trannoy of Blusher Seduction, Expatica would like to invite you to participate in one of the more unusual surveys you will do – the Expat Love and Relationships Survey!

Are you sexually satisfied? How would you rate your partner? The Expat Love and Relationships Survey leaves no boundary uncrossed on our way to uncovering the raw, unvarnished truth behind expats and their love lives.

The survey takes approximately eight minutes to complete. By filling it in, you stand a chance of winning an Amazon.com voucher valued at $25.

Help us to build a picture of dating, love and relationships of expats across Europe and globally, and stay tuned to find out the results in the near future!

Take the survey

Expert tips: Dating across cultures

Relocating to a foreign country is a truly enriching experience. It may foster your personal development and boost your career. Yet, living abroad, even in such an expat-friendly environment as Amsterdam, can prove stressful. Dating and relationships are one particular area of your life that often requires some major adjustment. In fact, many expats I have come across in the Netherlands and elsewhere have gone through a lot of doubt and confusion.

Expert tips: How to flirt: a European guide

Brits are boorish, French flatter, Scandinavians play it cool, and Italians get intimate. Everyone does it, but how we flirt depends largely on our culture and a host of unspoken rules.

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Want to meet new people? Expatica Dating is for you!

Prince Charming may arrive on a horse at a suitable moment, but chances are that if you have moved to a new country and would like to meet new people, Expatica Dating is a better bet.

We have a target audience of international people who by definition are mobile and not necessarily tied to the country in which they currently live. It’s totally free to sign up, and we have a list of success stories on our site of couples who have met, fallen in love, and even married after meeting on Expatica Dating. Our site includes Dating Tips, testimonials, and you can browse internationals by country, region, and city.

Photo credit: Juliana Coutinho