Instead of choosing to visit the pub where you will invariably just be sat together in silence while getting drunk, pick a fun and physical date activity.
A game of bowling can be understood in any language.
The couple tend to speak English together which for Zach means simplifying.
Janka meanwhile struggles with the limitations of her second language.“In Hungarian you can take any noun and make it a verb – she could say she was ‘Zaching’, meaning spending time with me – and she gets frustrated she can’t do that in English,” says Zach.
We live in a multicultural world in which people from different cultures and backgrounds live on top of each other – often speaking different languages.
To close yourself to the opportunity of dating somebody who doesn’t speak perfect English is to close yourself to somebody who is potentially really special.
That’s exactly what happened to me when I studied abroad in Granada, Spain last spring and, BOY, do I wish I had someone warn me that such a romance isn’t all rainbows and butterflies.You know that feeling when you’re both snuggled up on the sofa and your partner turns to look at you and says, “Is there a word in English meaning ‘to defile corpses’?Well, chances are you’re not in a bilingual relationship.If you want to date someone who speaks a different language than your own, you are going to have to be willing to give a bit of effort to both learn your partner’s language, as well as teach your own.Dating someone who doesn’t speak the same language as you can indeed be difficult, but you can make things easier (and improve your chances with them) by being willing to learn their language.