Given the size of Europe and the many different countries that exist within its borders, the dating customs from country to country vary.
A look at the top five most notable European countries shows the variance in culture.According to "France Today," French singles primarily spend time in groups as friends.Many Spanish teens join groups or clubs that bring people together connected by common interests, be it camping or cycling.The dating part however is done one-to-one, both sides asking each other out and splitting the expenses associated with a particular evening.Frenchmen actively pursue women and women don't display interest, not even eye contact, unless interested.
Dating in Germany is still more traditional than in the United States.
Girls often ask out boys and pay for the date, too.
Most teens go out in large groups and don't pair off until they are 18 or 19 years old in Australia.
When not dancing, teens gather at local clubs to eat and talk. In Finland, as many as 30 teens may attend a movie together.
Couples often go to dinner parties, barbecues, or the beach. When of age, most boys and girls date in large groups, going out together to weekend dance parties.
Dating is done one-to-one and both girls and boys ask each other out and split the cost of the evening's entertainment.