But in most cases it's probably going to be the other way around. You could say: “Ich heiße X” (my name is X) and “Wie heißt du? ), or if you want to start a little bit slower: “Wie gehts dir? If you prefer a less direct approach you could begin with: “Ich hoffe ich störe dich nicht aber...” (I hope I'm not interrupting but...). “Ich mag die Art wie du tanzt” means: I like the way you're dancing.
Obviously you should come up with something after the 'but', preferably something that could lead to a conversation. I'm a big fan of his work.) Or you could just be honest: · “..habe mich gefragt, ob ich mich vielleicht zu dir setzen darf.” (I was wondering if I could sit next to you.) · “..habe dich da sitzen sehen, und musste dich einfach ansprechen.” (I've seen you over there and I just had to approach you.) Either way, her or his reaction should give you an idea whether you have a chance or not. If you are too shy to approach someone directly you could try one of the German “Partnervermittlungen” (dating sites) that you can find online.
The dating scene in Germany isn't different to any other western country and unfortunately, this article wont turn you into a new German Don Juan either.
But if you like to know some German phrases that might come in handy when/if you meet a nice German man or woman, you should definitely read on.
Match metaphors are conceptual frameworks that allow individuals to make sense of new concepts by drawing upon familiar experiences and frame-works.
Online dating or Internet dating is a personal introductory system where individuals can find and contact each other over the Internet to arrange a date, usually with the objective of developing a personal, romantic, or sexual relationship.
Online dating services usually provide unmoderated matchmaking over the Internet, through the use of personal computers or cell phones.
As in most western countries, it's still the norm that the guy makes the first step. Congratulations, unless she/he isn't running away, you just mastered the first step in getting to know a German! ) “Lass uns etwas trinken gehen.” (Let's have a drink somewhere.) “Lass uns ins Kino gehen.” (Let's go to the movies.) “Lass uns in einen Club gehen.” (Let's go clubbing.) “Ich freue mich auf unser Treffen! ) German girls, just like every other woman, like to hear compliments.
If you're a girl, that doesn't mean you could not approach a guy you like, and if you're a guy, you shouldn't be too surprised if a girl approaches you. The next logical step would probably be, to engage her/him in a conversation. If she/he tells you her/his name you could reply: “Freut mich dich kennen zu lernen” (literally: glad to get to know you). “Du hast wunderschöne Augen” means: You have beautiful eyes.
This metaphor of the marketplace – a place where people go to "shop" for potential romantic partners and to "sell" themselves in hopes of creating a successful romantic relationship – is highlighted by the layout and functionality of online dating websites.