Some say it is unromantic but Dutch relationships pride themselves on equality between Dutch women and men.
Another option is for one person to pay for, say, drinks and the other for movie tickets.
Try to be patient, relax and don't expect your Dutch man or woman to act exactly like people back home.
Such actions aren't seen as an affront to ladies but rather as a sign that Dutch men see them as equals – although some might say this is the unfortunate downside of equality when dating a Dutch man. Part of this has to do with the prevalent bike culture – have you tried biking in high heels and a mini skirt, through the rain?
The Dutch love efficiency and leading someone on can be a waste of everybody's time.
You can find that both Dutch men and women cut out flirting and small-talk in favour of simply stating one's desire or intentions.
To the untrained dater it may appear rude or direct but it is a refreshing scene of playing with your cards on the table.
Being successful in Dutch dating can require a level of assertiveness: if you want something, just do it.