I will only narrate those that immediately come to my mind as I go along.
A Dutch guy I met at a barber shop once had this to say on the subject of a Dutch Treat and dating, “ If the date is going well I do not mind paying the entire bill. If it is not going well, I will make sure she pays half. I will not spend my money on a bad date.” What immediately came to my mind was that this man was a cheapskate and clearly lacks a romantic bone in him.
1) They are tall: I came away from my country feeling giraffe-like.
I towered over a heck of alot of people and became pretty used to jabs about my height like, “How is the oxygen up there?
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As a black female traveller who has graced a couple of continents with itchy feet, I dare say that dutch guys are..super cool!
However, I later realized that this is not very strange in the Netherlands.
Even if a supposedly romantic evening is going well it is not unheard of for both parties to share the bill.
For example, "dutch courage"- courage from drinking liquor (no real courage), "dutch metal"- imitation gold made mostly of copper, "Dutch nightingale"- a frog; "Dutch concert" - an unmusical racket, "Dutch auction" - auction stating at maximum price. Note that in the US, "Dutch" was historically used to designate Germans as well as Dutch, as in "Pennsylvania Dutch" As far as I know the phrase started with the, successful, British campaign to throw the Catholic, Spanish army out of Protestant Holland.
Soldiers having a drink the night before a battle "went Dutch" to avoid being in debt to a colleague if they were killed in the subsequent battle.