Then again keep certain things in mind while giving of flowers to a girl.Flowers are usually gifted in odd numbers only, except for the dozen since an even number means bad luck.Politics and religion are especially controversial in nature and you would do well to stick to subjects like art and culture.Indeed the Austrians are quite proud of their achievements in the sphere of high arts like music and architecture.Also if you have been invited to your girlfriend’s house, unwrap before giving it to her.Keep in mind that red roses are gifted only in specifically romantic context while red carnations may carry political connotations since it is the official flower of the Social Democratic Party.Don’t rush to shake hands with her and above all avoid swooping on her to hug or kiss since people here are quite protective of their personal space.
For instance here men usually precede women while entering restaurants and even if you hold out the door open for your Austrian girl in an attempt to be polite, you may leave her unsure what to do.
Rather reserved in nature Overall social interaction in Austrian society maintains a formal stance.
So upon first meeting an Austrian woman, introduce yourself with your name and wait for her to offer her hand for a handshake.
Even when dressed informally, women prefer to turn out neat but stylishly.
Their clothes never scream for attention but are nevertheless classy and expensive.