Some Germans For Germans, beer is water, barley, hops, and yeast. It doesn’t matter what else is going on — everything is put on pause for the traditional coffee-and-cake break in the late afternoon. Even though Jurgen Klinsman is now the coach of the US national soccer team, the Germans can’t stop obsessing about him.At this time, you’re reminded of exactly why you married a German: nationwide permission to have dessert before dinner. He’s a soccer hero back home, and beloved for his expressiveness on the sidelines as a coach, especially compared with the current, stoic German coach.
Bad kids get a bag of ashes and a beating from good old Saint Nick. Once you marry a German, the holiday season will never be the same again.
Whatever their reaction is, you learn to crank it up a few notches in your interpretation. What we Americans consider friendly small talk, Germans find a waste of time.
Your German family has schooled you on the fact that those cute leather shorts you imagined your husband wearing as a young boy are actually Bavarian, and not typical elsewhere in the country.
28 comments Dating someone from a foreign country can be an exciting experience, but it's important to keep in mind that a relationship with a person from another culture can be complex.
Different cultures around the world have a different appreciation of the qualities that make someone a desirable mate.
For Germans there is a way of life and people pretty much know what to expect.