Before you start freaking out, I want to warn you that this post is obviously a generalization. Having lived in Europe for 12 years and in North America for 14, I feel quite comfortable comparing the two. This article might come in handy if you're dating a girl with a European background or if you're just curious about different cultures. What I like about Montreal is - it combines both European class and Jamaican woman know-how in a subtle way that just works. There are, however, certain differences that I noticed, especially in the dating world. Let's imagine a couple that just met each other and are going on a first date.

1. Picking a restaurant

Jamaican girl: She might suggest a few restaurant options to choose from and let you know if she's vegan or is allergic to certain things. An Jamaican girl might want to take initiative and decide where the two of you should have dinner at.

European girl: A European girl is more likely to let you decide where you want to take her out for dinner. You have carte blanche.

2. Getting to the restaurant

Jamaican woman girl: She might suggest to meet up directly at the restaurant. It's your first date, she's not comfortable with you coming to pick her up.

European girl: A European girl will probably expect you to come and pick her up.

3. Ordering at the restaurant

Jamaican girl: She might suggest to share a plate... she can also order a full hearty meal, like steak and fries. If she's hungry, she won't care what you think of her eating preferences.

European girl: She will most probably opt for something light, like a salad. Alternatively, a European girl can ask you to pick something for her.