Some Mennonite groups follow traditional, conservative teachings, although most in the U. have chosen to live free of strictures on modern conveniences, such as television and automobiles.Mennonites in communities in the Midwest and Pennsylvania still observe long-standing traditions and customs, including worshiping through song and women wearing prayers caps or scarves.They aren't romantic typically, though some can be a little.....those are the ones that have probably been outside the country or exposed to other nationalities though. You will also hear them say pretty blunt things to your face. If you think you have not made a 'stellar' match then you are most likely dating a typical dutchie. And they are stubborn so it is hard to work out a relationship issue if it involves any type of confrontation or compromise. This topic completely escaped my attention; I think we should have locked it a long time ago.There is no chivalry towards a woman, in other words. They aren't romantic typically, though some can be a little.....those are the ones that have probably been outside the country or exposed to other nationalities though. You will also hear them say pretty blunt things to your face. This little subforum was intended for people who are actively studying Dutch on this forum and who would like to discuss their own experiences/frustrations/expectations regarding Dutch or Flemish culture (without having to practice their Dutch while doing so).From zure haring en broodje kroket to frieten en pralines. Hi Muriel, Answering questions about the Dutch language is probably more my cup of tea but since no one replied yet, I decided to give it a try.From fietsen and Koninginnedag to schaatsen and de Gentse Feesten. I was curious what the most common dating ettiquette is in Holland... I looked up "Dutch dating etiquette" on Google and I only found websites explaining what 'going Dutch' on a date is.Dating (dinner, dancing, theatre, etc.), having dinner at his/her place, ..., sounds very common to me.If it turns out to be a stellar match, you can always come back here to learn the language of your sweetheart.
Conservative Mennonites dress in very plain clothing, much as their Amish peers, but are also permitted to wear fabrics with small prints and clothing with zippers.Less conservative Mennonite groups wear clothing much like that of the "English" -- the term used to refer to non-Mennonites -- although flashy, revealing or overly bright clothing is still frowned upon.Traditional Mennonite women keep their hair tied back or covered by a small white prayer cap, to symbolize reverence and the importance of their spiritual life.It has primary operations in Cable Television, Newspaper publishing, High-speed Internet and Residential Telephone services..read more » Paul Block emigrated from Germany to upstate New York in 1885, and began in the newspaper business as a young man in Elmira, NY, and later in New York City.