Are Americans really that friendly and start conversations with random people they don't know and stuff?
European here, if another man I don't know suddenly starts a conversation with me I think (in this order):
1. He's gay and he wants to fuck me
2. He's a thief and he wants to steal my wallet
3. He wants to sell me something
Europeans are very wary of strangers.
I personally don't start conversations with strangers that often, but if I'm waiting in line or something and someone starts idle conversation with me, I don't find it strange.
>So after talking to you he shakes your hand and tells you his name ?
no, we just go on our merry way. shaking hands and introducing yourself would make it weird, unless you plan on meeting again.
What part of Europe do you live in faggot? Europe is not the same everywhere you fucking idiot, it's not one shitty country. I bet it's poland or other kind of eastern eu, you worthless filth
Usually guys, and as someone else said, often older people. They don't necessarily do the whole hand shake and introduction thing unless we' re been talking for like 20 minutes or something.
it's pretty much like this
>So you can make friends like that, does it happen often? I hear it's more common in the south?
yeah it's mostly in the south because those dumbasses have nothing else on their mind than talking about dumb shit like the weather.
Honestly, it depends. You should ALWAYS be wary of people but if your in small towns in the US like something from Twin Peaks or a backwater little town you don't have to be AS wary.
Now if that shit happened in NYC I'd be running in the other direction calling a cop.
Sorry dude, but I was both in Italy amd Romania and I think that people in Italy are opened and friendly. In romania it's disaster, i'm talking about thieves and like when I was there in Romania, watching news in a hotel, it was about doctor having sex with nurse, well who puts such shit in tv
Meh, people dont just walk up to you and start conversations, but at things like parties or events or even while in the elevator yeah. Typically its men, but women also talk, just small talk and stuff, most of the time ots about what you are doing/where you are going to. Ive made some friends this way.
we usually just depart, unless we've been talking for more than 15 mins, then its a handshake and a "nice to meet you"
Yeah Italians are friendly but again it's not common to talk to strangers. They talk to you and act like that because you're American.
When have you been to Romania? It changed a lot in the past 10 years and I've seen people are becoming more opened and friendlier. They're also among the most pro-America countries in Europe if not the most.
Depends where you are.
If Im in a major city, they're trying to fuck me and/or steal my shit. If I'm in my hometown or a small town like it (<5k population), I'll talk to a dog walking down the street, idc. It's just how I was brought up. Be nice to strangers, hold doors for them, stop and see if they need a jump if they're broken down on the side of the road, etc. Its usually older people since I'm only 21, but I'll meet people my age that are friendly enough to make small talk with me every so often.
I talked to a guy about the weather and a tornado that touched down last week while I was getting gas a couple days ago. Name was Mike. He has a daughter who hates storms and a son who loves them and wants to be a storm chaser when he grows up. Never spoke to him before that, and I doubt I will again.
Poland, it's normal for me, I sometimes start talking to ppl just to have some fun and gain somee information. I think when you are a positive and open, smiled person people wouldn't mind having some time filled talking with you.
I experienced it some time ago on a pure holiday flight from somewhere in Germany to somewhere in Spain.
I guess only people who do not fly that often do it. On commuting flights or bigger international flights I never experienced it.
I've actually seen the theater thing happen once, but only once. I was young so I'm guessing it was a kids movie and it was the kids who started it. Happened in illinois, so it's hard to say if it's a southern thing. Even up here people are pretty folksy. Lots of lifted trucks and cowboy boots and yes ma'am's
Only been two flights, and nobody clapped.