Germans are very efficient and love making schedules When I first noticed my 26 year old roommate penciling in all his plans on his wall calendar and computer calendar, I was definitely pretty surprised.

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That way, they’ll laugh if they find it funny, or just stare at you blankly if it’s not funny (because Germans won’t forcefully laugh at your jokes if they’re not funny just to be nice).

Germans are very unromantic I know a German guy (and don’t ask how I know) who says that he’s a really nice guy because he’s always honest to every girl he meets.

“I grew up with five sisters” (or something like that), he said.

“And I see how some guys treat them and it’s horrible. I never want to be like that, which is why I always want to treat girls with respect…because I’m such a nice guy. ” So you must be thinking, “aww this German guy must be a total romantic!

There, I made lots of German friends and had the time of my life partying with them almost every night.

So when I told people back in Canada that I was planning on moving to Germany, and people would respond with, “those Germans seem like really cold people,” I was genuinely surprised.If you’re reading in a coffee shop, someone will comment on your book, and people will invite you to house parties after five seconds of talking to them.After a week in Canada, if you don’t have more friends and drinking buddies than fingers, than you’re definitely doing something wrong. While not all Germans I’ve met do this, most of them do like having a plan for the day. ” because that would be too vague, and perhaps bordering on chaotic for a structured German day. Sure, it’s common to write down deadlines for school assignments, and work shifts, but I was surprised that everything from “call so and so” and “grocery shopping” were all written down.Germany is the country of insurance companies I’ve never heard of this stereotype until I moved to Germany, but when I did move, one of the first things I’ve noticed was this word “Versicherung.” And it would be everywhere – elegantly written across large fancy buildings, to every other commercial on TV with cute puppies and flowers mentioning this word “Versicherung.” I thought it must have been something exciting, mystical and very European, until I found out that it meant insurance.