This, she says, is the opposite of Brazilian men, who are pros at flirting but tend to be macho and unfaithful.
This is where it can be handy to learn some German - Austrians often don’t want to look stupid and may be shy about speaking English - so learning a few cheesy chat up lines like "Ich möchte dich nicht dumm anmachen, aber ich hätte nichts dagegen, wenn du es tust" could be a game changer.
Your constant whinging isn’t fun for those around you?
Don’t worry, your Austrian partner is likely to tell you this in no uncertain terms. And some people have told us this honesty is rather refreshing.
As a former smoker, it’s a real turn-off”, says British expat Chris.
However, he adds that Austrian women do make the effort to take care of themselves and generally appear well groomed.
Discounting some of the more bitter responses - “weird and psychotic” or “hard work and volatile” we have put together a list of nine things which might help you understand the Austrian psyche before you embark on a date.
We’ve tried to avoid the obvious stereotypes, and apologise for any offense we might inadvertently cause.
Of course, it's single men willing to create a family; western single men are handsome, courageous and romantic heroes from a fairy tale. Austrian men are thoughtful and reliable, and these very qualities are most appreciated in single men by women seeking a partner.
It is remarkable that according to Austrian Institute for Public Opinion family is still number one value for 91% of Austrians (health ranks second with 84%, and success goes third with 52%).
Could well be a smoker Statistics show that Austria has a high rate of smokers, especially among younger women, and only two in five smokers have tried to quit the habit.