Originally Posted by Bluesky
I enjoy reading a book called "the five love language" but this is not what we are talking about it.
Haha... i'm not gay but i found it very odd in my life.
In Vienna, i met two austrian boys. Although, we couldnt communicate with each other, we always made a joke (by using body language) and were so friendly with each other. We spoke few english.
I have never never felt that in my life cos the atmosphere and enviroment were sooo beautiful and romantic and I was a lot happier with 2 guys. We felt like we were in love with each other. We met them very often as i stayed in Vienna for three days. Then we hugged each other before i left. Oh boys i missed those days and guys! We didnt keep in touch sadly!!!
Vienna is odd in a gay sense (in comparison to Germany). In Germany, I can hook up with a guy and stay in close contact with them afterwards. In fact, most of my closest friends are German, some of whom I've known for over a decade. Vienna on the other hand, is more of a reserved place. People are extremely polite and cordial, but they are quite private. I've hooked up with a lot of guys there (It's my gay summer paradise), but have only stayed in continued contact with a few. I speak German quite well, so I know it's not a communication issue. It's just what I've observed about the city over the years.
Now, I spend a lot of time in Poland. And there have been a number of guys I've met who neither speak English nor German. So it gets kind of difficult; I only know a few Polish words-- mostly food items. Sometimes the slow speech, coupled with quasi-sign language, works and we can have a go with it. But a couple of times, it got too frustrating and I parted ways (sadly
). But I would never recommend learning a language to hook up with a guy. There are too many slang words when it comes to sex. However, I do recommend learning words relating to surviving. Like food and numbers, at least; and most importantly, learning how to pronounce vowels and consonants (and such). Because not all words are spelled and pronounced the way your native language does it. For example the word for grapes in Dutch is druiven
, and in German Trauben
. But surprising, they are pronounced quite similar. Same thing with huis
(nl) and Haus