Dutch men

by Tanja

Everybody who has ever lived in the Netherlands or has dated a Dutch guy seems to have an opinion about Dutch men: Dutch guys don’t flirt, they let their agendas rule their (love)lives and are so enthusiastic about feminism, a girl is likely to pay her own bill when on a date! So what do Dutch guys look for in a woman?

What’s up with Dutch guys?

Let’s look at the facts and see what the research says about Dutch guys.

1. What do Dutch guys look for in a woman?

The Dutch newspaper Volkskrant did a big investigation in 2014 to find out what Dutch men look for in a woman. The men were all highly educated and maybe that is the reason why 28% said intelligence is most important. Also in the top 3: sweetness and cheerfulness.

2. It’ s all in the eyes, say Dutch men

When it comes to looks, most Dutchmen said they find the eyes of a woman important. Second are breasts and bottom. Attractiveness is important but Dutch men don’t care much for heavy makeup. Tip for girls in love with a Dutch guy: Dutch men like a more natural style.

3. Dutch guys like women in high heels

Natural maybe, but high heels are still considered attractive. According to research done by Harris Interactive, shoes are important to Dutch men. 63% said they also take good care of their own shoes.

4. Who do Dutch men find attractive?

To get an idea of the ideal woman for Dutch men, here is a photo of Dutch celebrity Chantal Janzen.

The tv-presenter, actrice and musical star was chosen most sexy Dutch girl a few times by Dutch men.

5. Dutch men wear old underwear

Nice shoes might be important to Dutch guys, the quality of their underwear certainly is not. Don’t be surprised if the Dutch guy you are dating is wearing worn-out underwear!

The Dutch shop Zeeman found out that 1 in 3 of the Dutch men continue to wear the underwear even when it is worn out. At least, that is what their partners say. 37% of Dutch women say their men walk around in old underwear.

Dutch guy and girl on a bicycle
Photo by Everton Vila on Unsplash

6. The Dutch have sex before marriage

Sex before marriage is not a problem for Dutch men and Dutch women. Most Dutch people also think there is nothing strange about gay people. The use of birth control is high in The Netherlands. Most girls use the pill. This research comes from Rutgers, the Dutch centre of expertise on sexual and reproductive health and rights.

7. Are Dutch guys vain?

In research done by Discovery Channel in 2010, it seemed Dutch guys use a lot of beauty products. But are Dutch guys vain? Compared to men in other countries, Dutch men actually take very little time looking in the mirror. Though 84% thinks it’s important to look good, the average Dutch guy spends only 3 minutes looking in the mirror every day.

8. Dutch man wants you to think he is honest and not rich

Dutch guys find it important that women think they are honest (36%) and loyal (35%), according to the Volkskrant research. Only 1% of Dutch men says he finds it important that women think he is wealthy! A Dutch men does not care for bragging!

9. Are Dutch men attractive?

Dutch men are not considered the most attractive in the world. A survey among holiday makers showed you’d be more likely to meet good looking men in Italy. The Italians were especially popular among British, Spanish and Portuguese women. Dutch men are most popular among people from Norway.

10. Dutch men are tallest

But if you like tall, sporty men, go for the Dutch. Officially, Dutch men are the tallest people in the world. On average Dutch men are taller than 183 cm. Find a map below coloring the tallest (blue) and shortest (red) people in the world.

Adult height for the 1896 and 1996 birth cohorts for men.

11. Dutch men don’t marry

Don’t expect your Dutch man to propose marriage any time soon. Especially young people prefer to live together. The Dutch are on average 37 years old before they get married. But nowadays many Dutch people never get married. In 1997 60% of 35-year old men were married. In 2017 only 36% were married. Many Dutch choose a different kind of marriage: civil partnership.

12. Dutch guys don’t flirt

In a study of on-line flirting by social network site Badoo.com, Athens in Greece was named the world’s flirtatious city. Badoo ranked cities by the number of on-line chats or flirtations that were initiated per month by the average Badoo user in a particular city.

Unfortunately, Dutch men don’t flirt. Chat users from Amsterdam initiated an average of 18.4 conversations per month. It’s still better than Buenos Aires (16,3), Rio de Janeiro (12.4) and Germany (17.7). In Athens, Moscow and Kuwait City Badoo users initiate over 25 chats each.

13. What Dutch men are like in bed

Dutch guys might not be easy to get into the sack, or so they say. But once they are there, it’s worth it, if you believe a survey by Men’s Health. According to findings from the magazine, Dutch men take the longest time for foreplay to climax. They have an average time of 22 minutes. Only Mexicans take longer.

14. If size matters…

Dutch men have large p*nises. The average p*nis size in Holland is 15.87 cm. Number 1? Men from Congo. Theirs measure a whooping 17.93 cm. On target map there is hugely interesting map available.

15. Satisfaction in numbers

On the website of condom maker Durex you can see worldwide levels of frequency of sex and the levels of satisfaction. 68% of Dutch respondents said they were having sex on a weekly basis. 50% said they were satisfied. Compared to other countries, people with Dutch partners are well off. People in Greece and Mexico seemed rather happy with their sex lives as well.

Do you think Dutch guys don’t flirt? Let me know in the comments.

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68 comments

Lisa May 7, 2015 - 16:33

I think a lot of the men are quite good looking, many are good conversationalists but though I am partnered with a Dutch guy, overall I think the manners can also be very bad. An example…just earlier today I took my dog for a walk and had a huge unleashed pitbull run down the street after my dog. The man who owned that dog hurled abuse at me for walking away. I’ve had my dog attacked before and would rather avoid something so awful again.
In Amsterdam I find that men think nothing of yelling insults at women and go from zero to fully fledged abusive swearing in seconds. If they gather that you are foreign they will use xenophobic rants quite easily.
The way that men and women interact in the Netherlands is very different from my own country. I met many Dutch people there in the past and whilst on holiday, people were charming,well mannered and decent.
There are plenty of men with a big mouth, like a song by YesYou called Amsterdam states “..think with my mouth and talk with my hands in Amsterdam”… that sums up a lot of the men. Or Parov Stelar in his song Amsterdam “where all the souls are lying”

It hasn’t made me jaded yet but if I live in Amsterdam for too long it will.

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Mo32 April 7, 2015 - 21:50

I am currently in a relationship with a dutch man and well he is so very polite and thoughtful and he is very good looking ! The opposite of vein!! He Loves God and was raised to treat woman with respect ! But here’s the kicker , he is so tight and well kind of boring .He has to discuss and plan everything we do when I am the exact opposite of him !! He will not spend money for anything and it drives me crazy !!! He dresses very nice but very casual and I would like to see him in something other than jeans and polos , he is very good in bed so the whole four play thing he has got an a plus for that !! Now we have been seeing eachother sense October and we are still getting to know one another and he is bringing me home to meet his family next month so I hope the best for this trip and relationship and I hope it works out but if not I gave it my all!!

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Evil Queenie September 23, 2014 - 03:58

The one I met I was halt worth at 95%. I didn’t like how his sex drive was insatiable. I him at a club. Didn’t think anything would happen. Now we skype and pm reach other 2-3 times a week. I have to drag indo or of him about his girlfriend and he makes her sound unimportent and lame. Yet he gets a smile on his face about when he’s staying with me. Kinda a kooky one. However, he is sweet, very helpful, genourus, funny and isn’t afraid to see my side of things. His gf…lucky bitch!

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Dasy August 17, 2014 - 21:31

Spot on Katrina!! Well written and I couldn’t agree more.

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Krista June 28, 2014 - 20:01

The only hot Dutch people are the mixed race ones.

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