When you're going out with someone, don't rush to formalise it with the ‘where are we going with this relationship? Just go with the flow and enjoy what's going on between you.
More often, the clue that a relationship is getting serious is if you're invited back home to meet the parents.
In Germany, couples don't start with formal dating either and it's only after a series of informal meetings – walks, dinner, cinema, theatre – that they might start being seen as a ‘couple'.
It's also common for couples to keep the fact that they're an item to themselves.
But the rule almost everywhere else in Europe is: don't.
In the Netherlands you might take a walk or go on a bike ride.If a man keeps calling you, don't start thinking he's a bit of a stalker.In France and Spain it's not unusual for a man to call/text/email a lot – it just means he's interested.After the first date, most people would probably expect to go Dutch (and not just in the Netherlands! Last year, a well-known romantic social networking site asked 13,000 members from around the world ‘Would you kiss on a first date?' Over half of the Americans, Australians and Canadians said they would kiss on a first date, while only 29 percent of Germans and 32 percent of French said they would pucker up.