With Belgium's long history of immigration, there is no typical stereotype of what Belgian women or Belgian men look like.
It's typical for both Belgian women and men have active schedules and many committments – including with family – and it can be hard to get a place on their agenda.
Dating someone from any foreign country can be complex.
Different cultures around the world place different appreciation on what qualities make someone desirable.
Belgian women tend to marry early and in some homes traditional gender roles play out.
With the emphasis placed on manners in Belgian culture, behaviour is important to Belgian women.
Belgians are known for being reserved and conservative, which can at first make them appear distant, unemotional or, sometimes mistakenly, disinterested.
Introductions with strangers tend to be a handshake and formal language, while acquaintances will go for cheek kisses.
Conversations are generally soft-spoken and calm, and many online forums talk about the 'gentle' nature of Belgian people.
Belgian women are typically independent, with Belgium boasting good wage equality and employment conditions.
It is not a taboo for women to pay on a date, although Belgian women still appreciate chivalry and value politeness above all, so paying or taking a small gift will win you points.