So, you’re going to Germany’s and probably one of Europe’s events of the year. Who else can you expect to be there? Well, expect to see just about everyone from every different culture. Oktoberfest attracts visitors from every country, and that’s a good thing because firstly, Germans are very hospitable people, and secondly, Germans enjoy it when others take an interest in their customs. So don’t be shy, the Deutsche won’t bite. Expect quite the opposite actually. In Bavaria everyone addresses each other informally, except for authority figures. Just call everyone “du”, it simplifies things and gives a familiar tone to conversations.
The Oktoberfest Social Atmosphere
When everyone’s drinking beer, the atmosphere is very welcoming and candid. People joke, laugh and chat. Interpersonal relations are finally relaxed. People are always flirting, and even if you’re not trying, something is bound to happen anyway. And if you are trying, something will happen as well.
There are many different sorts of people at Oktoberfest to chat and flirt with. To help you get along with others that little bit better, here’s the most important groups of people you need to know:
Many Munich locals will go to the Löwenbräu or Hacker tents. It’s best to meet people outside the tent in the beer garden, where it’s more peaceful and where you can have a better conversation over quieter music. You can tell the locals apart because they’re the ones with contented expressions, slightly larger figures, and healthy, sometimes pink faces, as well as their amicable, but hard to decipher banter. Some local men will sport a beard, sometimes styled, and some smoke cigars. Local women are most often very attractive, laugh a lot and are alluring with a stunning, natural charm.
How to Flirt With a Local
Just approach them confidently, and either it works or it doesn’t. You’ll miss your chance if you hesitate too long or beat around the bush.
About 200,000 Italians travel to Oktoberfest, especially during the second weekend. Italians often travel in large, closed groups, but like everyone else at Oktoberfest, you won’t have to try hard to make one your friend.
Flirting with Italians
Knowing a few Italians phrases will certainly get you off to a good start. A good sentence such as, “Vorrei un po di piu schiuma sulla mia birra,” which means, “I would like a little more foam on my beer.” This will make most Italians laugh. And laughter opens the way for conversation.
Many Asians enjoy the Oktoberfest traditions, Tracht, and music, as well as the old-fashioned Bavarian traditions. You can have fun with Asians, and most people in fact, on afternoons or evenings.
How to Flirt With Asians
Asians at Oktoberfest tend to be shy. It’s easy to start a conversation, but difficult to flirt. Just try a few fast-paced drinking games that you remember from your college or high school days.
A General Guide for Everyone
Since Bavarians have “live and let live” aligned for their values and attitudes, everyone is accepted and can be befriended and get lucky at Oktoberfest. Everyone is equal in the beer tent.