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Posted by / 28-Jan-2017 00:10

Although it’s hot, hot, hot on the Caribbean island, a date there may be anything but.

So when Andre, a salesman, moved to New York City from Jamaica about three years ago, he quickly learned the new meaning of a “date.” “Back home, a date is just going out with someone — watching a movie, hanging out, getting food — and that’s it,” says the 32-year-old Canarsie resident, who declined to give his last name for professional reasons.

Germans are a lot more direct than New Yorkers, especially in romance, she says.

Dating other single people can be a fun and exciting activity.

“There’s no conversation around like ‘What is this?

’” Often, people meet through friends, even with online dating: “In Greece now, people meet through mutual friends on Facebook, not dating apps,” she says.

“It’s like testing the waters — and if you’re a good dancer it’s an attractive quality.” She also loved that the night really could end with dancing, instead of being expected to take things to the bedroom: “Whether you have sex or don’t doesn’t seem to affect the relationship” she says.

“It’s not a stigma if you wait a few dates.” Jonathan, who moved to Jakarta, Indonesia after living in the East Village in 2013, says moving to a place that was predominantly Muslim made for some challenging cultural differences in dating.

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Expats and global travelers say it’s typically harder to date here than anywhere else, given the ultracompetitive environment.