Eight years, eight cities: Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Bangkok, Berlin, Rome, Tel Aviv, Cape Town and Sydney, where I just relocated for a new job.And what do I have to show for all that time spent living outside the U. The list goes on, but here are some highlights: at least twice as much romantic drama (and comedy) in half the time I spent in New York City, at least two books (the first, , is out Nov.
We understand the difficulties, uncertainties and awkwardness you may feel.While this may seem exciting and exotic at first, partaking in a cross-cultural relationship can be extremely challenging and you will need to invest significant time and effort into making it work.Some of the areas that will require focus and attention include the following- As an expat dating a local you will also need to be prepared for the occasional imbalance in the relationship that will arise from your own lack of familiarity with the culture and local environment as compared with your partners own familiarity and comfort within it.The common denominator here, though, isn't just the million-dollar lead-off question but what it implies: There's no escaping guys who are driven primarily by libidinal concerns.Men are not necessarily more romantic or relationship-oriented because they happen to be Italian, or whatever, and unless you're Katharine Hepburn in , you're not more likely to be swept off your feet by someone who speaks a Romance language. The only certainty is that you'll meet an abundance of men with one-track minds, and the main thought running on that track will be motivated by the possibility of sex at the finish line. A man is a man is a man -- no matter how you meet him.