Has anyone else noticed that there's a huge difference between talking to European girls vs. talking to American girls? (*) (* *) I'm an American, but I enjoy talking to European girls a lot more and find them a lot easier for me to flirt with and get positive feedback from. I'm very direct with my words, and this causes some weird reactions with American girls. They always dance around the topics, they think I'm strange when I flirt with them outright and act like it's awkward, and they seem so entrenched in the American dating rituals (like what to do on the first date, how soon you should text back, whether it's okay to discuss this or that over text vs phone vs in person, etc) that whenever I break one of the rules just because it feels natural, they don't know what to do and just get turned off. I think European girls are more direct with their words, so they are completely comfortable whenever I am, and they just go with the flow. They'll want to have full-on conversations with you just via Facebook while you're at work or something, and they don't seem to have some kind of break in their mind that says "wait, I shouldn't respond this soon because rules". They're also generally a lot smarter and more open-minded than the girls I've met in the American South, but that just depends on local education systems, I guess. It seems like American girls just take a lot more energy and knowledge of all the proper "chess moves". Another comparison is in self-security. The European girls I've met have all been a lot more secure in themselves than the American girls I met. Here in the American South anyway, the women often look VERY "made-up". Their hair will be dyed some combination of browns and blondes and blacks, and they'll have a ton of makeup on. Yet they still don't seem to know how to dress "nicely", just "cutely". In fact, much of their wardrobe is made up of fads and trendy clothing, so that they just fit into the crowd, but in 10 years will look back and say "I can't believe I wore that". And you can tell they're more self-conscious about their appearance, especially given all the selfies they keep taking. In Central Europe I saw a lot more natural women, with their natural hair color, but dressed nicely (no fads or anything, just normal but pretty clothes) and looking beautiful and confident in themselves. And on their Facebooks: a lot less selfies. So what do you guys think? (*) Background: My experience has been comparing American girls (from the American South) to European girls (mainly from Central/Eastern Europe, Slavic countries). But I think this might apply to other girls in other parts of the world. (* *) And a disclaimer: I know every person is different, and no generalization is 100% true, but that's just it, it's a generalization, so I'm speaking in general.