Woman Surprised That Men In Other Countries Don't Buy Her Drinks Like In The US


The perplexing tale of Americans overseas unfolds once more as a woman recounts her exasperation and bewilderment with the dating scene in Australia.

Tate, an American expat who recently relocated to Melbourne in the Land Down Under, shared her experience of strangers offering to buy her drinks in bars back in the US. However, she hasn't had the same luck in Australia.

"Australian men just sit back, and I think it's so weird," she expressed in a TikTok video that has now gone viral. "At first, I felt like I was so ugly, and I couldn't understand why lots of men weren't approaching me." Take a listen:


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As she continued speaking, she unveiled how the contrasting cultural norms made her feel rejected.

"One of the first nights I went out in Australia, I left the bar feeling so defeated," she explained. "In America, it is very common for men to approach you and offer to buy you a drink. Sometimes, it's too aggressive."

"I've been out in Arizona and Los Angeles where men will come up to you, grab your arm, and tell you they're buying you a drink."

"It's so different here. Men kind of sit back, let you approach them more, and they're not as aggressive with it," she continued.

"After one of the first few times I went out, I felt like I was so ugly, I was like 'Why are these guys not approaching me?'"

"That sounds very conceited, but going from what I know, I just thought it was so weird that guys weren't approaching any girls."

Tate shared that an Australian friend explained to her that Aussie men don't often offer to buy drinks for women they don't know. This behavior left her feeling 'shocked' because she was not used to paying for her own drinks back in the States.

"There were times I'd go out in America and wouldn't even bring my wallet or card or anything because we would scheme, scam, and look for men," she joked.

"Everyone would do this, it was such a cultural norm. The guys wouldn't expect anything for it - most of the time you wouldn't get guys who were berating you for not giving them something afterwards."

However, some Australian commentators were puzzled by the American's dating expectations, and one of them asked: "Why would anyone buy a stranger a drink without at least expecting a conversation?"

"Cost of living is through the roof," another wrote. "Drinks are way too expensive for that."

Tate's video is the newest addition to a series of perplexing experiences shared by American travelers.

Just a few weeks ago, some Americans visiting Europe sparked a debate by claiming that Europeans hardly drink water.

One user posted: "I feel like my organs are turning into beef jerky [because] they're so dry. I can drink a whole bottle of water before my first course even comes at a restaurant."

It's clear that a lot of Europeans were not happy with that claim and pointed out various ways to get water while being outside.

One shared: "Water from the tap works perfectly fine, fill your own water bottle for free. Sincerely Sweden."

Another wondered, "Why are these people so dramatic for no reason?"