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This article is available to Members of The Local. Berlin boasts a reputation as the city of singles, with half of its residents living alone. Those looking for love don't easily have luck in the transient place with party vibes. That's why dating coach and American expat Talya Shoup was in for a challenge "German dating in english" she set up a matchmaking service there, geared for people looking for serious relationships.

To date, half of her clients have begun seeing someone she German dating in english introduced them to. It's more typical to get to know someone through an existing circle of friends, through work or through neighbours, she observed.

Canadian expat Laurel Robbins encountered similar challenges in Munich. Recently single after a year-long relationship with a German, she headed to an Irish pub with some friends, noticing that no one there was mingling with strangers - even after a couple beers - as they would in North America.

For a breath of fresh air, she turned to one of her favourite hobbies: There she found it easier to strike up a conversation with other expats and Germans, both platonically and as potential flames. Yet there was still shaky ground when she found herself on a date with someone from the group. In North America, it's playful on dates whereas Germans treat it as a job interview.

Many Germans' detailed and analytical nature, however, has boded well for online dating, observes Shoup. They often tend to be more private people who like that it's easy to cautiously get German dating in english know someone online first. While every person is different, there is no doubt that dating websites and apps in Germany are booming, with one in five people using one to meet a potential partner in Stephan, 38, a German living in Berlin, turned to okcupid.

He found himself in a more difficult landscape than in his 20s, when he met his long-term partner through work and after a few dates decided they were in an exclusive relationship.

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