The chances of meeting someone from a different country or culture are high when you are expat dating. This may be a welcome change but cross cultural dating can throw up a host of unexpected challenges. Before you start dating someone from a different background consider:
Language barriers: although you may share a common language, you may not be as fluent as you are in your home language. This can lead to misunderstandings or difficulty communicating feelings.
The rules of dating: the expected norms around dating vary widely from country to country. In Brazil dating turns to a relationship quickly, while in Japan, your first date might be as part of a group. Doing some research may prevent any unexpected surprises.
Laws that impact dating where you live: there are significant differences between what is acceptable behaviour around the world. In some countries public displays of affection are common, while in others display of affection could get you in trouble with the police.