Unlike in some countries, Belgium does not have a homogeneous culture.
The country is divided into three language regions, where they speak Flemish/Dutch, French and Germany.
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.
It's also common to take a gift when invited to someone's home, such as flowers, wine or even candy, if children are there.
By no means give chrysanthemums, as they symbolise death.
What might be considered romantic, polite or respectful back home, might not be well received when dating in Belgium.
With access to an array of top Belgian foods and gourmet restaurants, an inner foodie hides in every Belgian; cooking skills, appreciation of fine food and proper table manners are great starting points to impress your date.
Belgian culture is typically modest, and Belgian women do not expect lavish gifts on a first date – add the Belgian trait of being thrifty, and it may even be seen as poor taste.
Despite Belgian women being socially and economically empowered, it hasn't replaced the traditional family values in Belgium.
Confusing Belgium's distinct cultures or being unaware of Belgian history would not impress your Belgian date.
If you are ever invited to someone's house, you should accept any drink offered by your host but don't ask for one if it's not offered.