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“I'm hopeful that the relationship will go somewhere,” she says.
'650 matches on Tinder and nothing has worked out' For Gi, a content marketing manager who works at a start-up, serious dating is near impossible in Berlin, although she says “sex is easy to find” if you're looking for casual hook-ups.
“At the time, neither of us were specifically looking for a relationship and it just grew into something spontaneously.” ' Men are too comfortable these days' Barbara is looking for a partner after her marriage to her German ex broke up in 2011.
The 72-year-old lives in Frankfurt and says it's a very single friendly city and “a comfortable environment to be in”.
It's hard out there when it comes to dating, but it's not all doom and gloom: that's the picture The Local found as we investigated what it's like for internationals forming relationships in Germany, whether it's hook-ups, marriage or lasting friendships. Lost in translation For Trish, a Los Angeles native, Berlin is like “Never Never Land” when it comes to romance.
There are 20.5 million single people in Germany, with many looking for love. “People move here for different reasons,” the 28-year-old tells The Local. This Berlin lifestyle of freedom and openness I think makes it difficult to date here.” Trish has spent time in other German cities, including Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, which she says is a “much easier” place than Berlin to date successfully because it's smaller in size.
Like Trish, she finds men in the capital sometimes have “Peter Pan syndrome” but looking back, she says, overall it was a positive experience.
Trish has also been asked out by a guy who approached her while she was locking her bike, but he ghosted her (didn't get in touch with her again) after one date.