Here is a quick overview. These are generalizations, of course, and Belgium is becoming more and more multicultural, so obviously, there can be huge differences.

Generally speaking the following characteristics are very common:

  • Belgian women are often very well educated in a traditional sense. They almost always went to a good school and they usually performed well in school. If it was taught to them in school they will know it. They rarely know much about anything that was not taught in school, but in general they know a bit more about the world than the average Slovak woman, for example.
  • They are often very friendly, open and easy to approach.
  • It’s not necessary to overload them with gifts, they are not out to get material things from you. Belgian women are not gold diggers. They can usually take care of themselves, financially.
  • They are not prudish about sex. This does not mean they will jump into bed with just anybody right away, but as long as you keep it polite they enjoy talking about sex.
  • They appreciate a good sense of humor far more than women in Eastern Europe or Germany or almost any other country. Belgium women have a wide range when it comes to humor and you will find it hard to shock them as long as your humor is intelligent. Yes, you can make jokes about raping babies, pedophiles, murders, etc. If your joke is clever, she will laugh.
  • They tend to be polite, but, luckily, not formal.
  • You can see Belgian women as the fun girl next door
  • They do not overdo their make-up and often do not even wear any
  • Their clothes tend to dignified, comfortable and feminine, but they are not dressed like tacky porn stars like quite a few women in Easter Europe
  • They are used to material comfort, but they are not spoilt like American women
  • If you are not the most masculine looking guy then you are in luck, Belgian women are allergic to macho behavior and muscles may be a bonus but if you start showing them off she will just laugh at you. In eastern Europe traditional men are still in vogue, but in Belgium they have fazed them out.
  • They are usually into more laid back activities like cooking, watching movie, exploring a city, picknicking, biking a little, going to markets, etc.
  • In general they are easy to talk to
  • Although they usually have a comfortable life, a good job, money, etc, they do have quite a lot of emotional baggage. Lots of Belgian families are simply fucked up, even if everything looks great on the surface, so at some point she will hang out the dirty laundry
  • Some of them are particularly arrogant and are the kind that can give feminism a bad name. I am a feminist myself, but I do not support the kind of feminists that seem to think men are the source of all evil. Unfortunately you can find some in Belgium. Steer clear of those. Do not worry, they are so outspoken and angry that you will not fail to spot them and they will only fall for you if you agree to be bossed around, so am sure you are safe
  • Although they like sex a lot, do not expect too much originality in the bedroom
  • She will likely have progressive views about gays, adoption by gay couples and gay marriage. I find that a plus, if you do not, kindly leave this site.
  • They tend to like white wine when it comes to alcohol. Some like to drink ‘kriek’ which is sweet beer that tastes like cherries. It can be sour as well, but they tend to prefer the sweet variant.
  • They love travelling, but they usually are very keen on actually moving to a different country and staying there, they are tied to their Belgian Heimat.
  • Belgium is a quiet country where most services are simply excellent. She might not be aware of this if she’s never lived anywhere else, so she might not realize how easy life is in Belgium compared to other countries. If you are a foreigner you might be surprised about how negative she can be about her own country.
  • They like to have fun, but they will rarely challenge people or provoke. Belgian girls are truly nice girls.
  • They usually are not what you might call ‘hysterical’, they tend to be down to earth
  • They are rarely very ambitious, they mostly want to have fun and have a quiet life in ‘normal’ material comfort
  • You may want to stay away from the ambitious ones. They are often incredibly competent, but also cold and aggressive.
  • They not have as a big a child wish as women from other countries
  • They are not particularly keen to get married, but they do not mind getting married either
  • They tend to eat well and a lot
  • There are regional differences. Near the coast people are known to be hard-working and keen to make money for the sake of making money, not to enjoy it. In the region of Antwerp they can be very self-confident and perhaps more dominant than in other regions. In Brussels you are likely to bumb into somewhat chaotic people since who seem to rush through life, well, it’s Brussels, it takes a special mentality to live there. In the east of the country you have a bigger chance of bumbing into devout catholics, although lots of Belgians are atheists or agnostic or just ‘spiritually confused or ambivalent’. There is a growing number of muslim girls of course. These tend to assimiliate and adopt Belgian culture, but they will definitely also have characteristics of muslim culture. Meeting her parents might be a harder experience than with a non-muslim Belgian girl. Black Belgian girls tend to have lots of friends and family and a much more vibrant social life
  • Belgian women tend to be ok looking, but they are not stunning, they are rarely knock-out gorgeous and you know what? They are not trying to be. They care less about their looks than in other parts of the world. According to one theory this is because they do not see getting a guy as their life insurance, they can often do very well on their own and do not need a guy to support them. So they also do not feel the need to get all dolled up when they go out because they might bumb into their financial rescuer or baby maker round every corner
  • Belgian women are mostly looking for an intelligent, sensible guy who is a lot of fun
  • Once they get a little older their social life seems to shrink a lot
  • Expect a lot of Volvo driving soccer mums
  • Life with a Belgian woman can be very stabile, safe and easy, although rather predictable. If religion is a big part of your life you will probably not be able to share that with most Belgian women. If progressive views bother you then there will be trouble ahead
  • Their only real down side is that they are not as good looking as Latin-American or Eastern-European women, quite a lot of them are very plain looking… If you are not too picky when it comes to looks then you can meet tons of fun women who make excellent, reliable life partners
  • If you are looking for a woman who is also like your best buddy, then this is your country

 

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