Having browsed through a number of profile photos the Shallow Man advises the following.Be as honest as is reasonable when describing what you are looking for in a compatible match.Just imagine that after dating this person, that they might end up sitting next to you on the sofa for the rest of your days.

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Create a password, that shouldn’t be the same name as your pet dog, cat or rat, then you’re good to go. While joining this site is easier than kissing a complete stranger at Cafe Bubbles, cancelling membership is more difficult than getting a Dutchman to pay the bill on a first date.

To cancel the contract requires sending a fax, which for those of you under the age of thirty, is a machine akin to a photocopier, but which you can use send documents via the telephone.

The first step after registering is to create your profile.

Some say that the Shallow Man is old, others, when they see my elegantly suited and well trained physique, prefer to think of me as having matured like a Henri Jayer Vosne-Romanee Burgundy. Being so mature, the Shallow Man can remember the days when one would actually have to leave one’s palace to meet a potential partner for life, or the for the night.

Due to my role as the elder statesmen of expat affairs, (albeit an unofficial title) the Shallow Man has received the following request.“Shallow Man, I tried some of your dating tips, but really can’t be bothered to stroke someone’s Lion King hair, or compliment them on their appearance if I don’t like how they are dressed, for me, that’s a little bit….shallow?

Do you have any experience in online dating in Amsterdam? ”Being as always, Jeeves to the Bertie Wooster of my expat flock, I have carried out some research on online dating and below will present my findings.Of course, in order to make sure that the advice I provide is based on real world experience, I sacrificed myself, and actually joined several dating sites and had a number of dates whose results I shall keep to myself while smiling at my screen.The Expat herd tend to flock online, (Don’t’ say that too quickly) to the Expatica dating site which is the best place found by the Shallow Man for online dating in Amsterdam.It’s great not only to meet Expats, but open minded locals as well.The Expatica site is incredibly easy to use and has local sites in a number of countries including my present home, the Netherlands.Registering is easier than than finding a kebab shop in Amsterdam East.