Online dating expats belgium

19 Jun

Even if it feels intimidating at first, rest assured there are plenty of others in your same situation, just waiting to meet someone like you. She is the author of The Foodie Guide to Brussels: Local Tips for Restaurants, Shops, Hotels, and Activities.

Alison landed in Belgium in 2005 and, over the years, has become passionate about slow and sustainable travel, in Europe and beyond.

I needed to push myself well beyond my personal boundaries, in order to get out and meet people.

Making friends in a new country can be a daunting task, especially for trailing-spouses and stay at home parents.

Just remember, that while it can be comforting to surround yourself with people who immediately understand you, you still need to make an effort to meet people from other backgrounds. On the flip side, don’t assume these clubs are all ‘exclusive.’ Most country-specific clubs allow members who have some sort of affiliation with their nation, whether it’s a family connection, you’ve lived there in the past, or even if you’re just interested in visiting.There are many others who I will likely never meet in person, but who have shared their expat experiences with me over the years.These days, you don’t have to start a blog to be part of the on-line expat community.After eight years in Brussels, we’re fortunate to have built an incredible network of international friends (and yes, many of them are Belgian.) But it wasn’t easy, especially for me, as a trailing spouse and introvert.While Andrew was at work, surrounded by a network of co-workers, I was at home alone.