In Australia this is not merely an expression – it’s a way of life.
Aussie guys like to take it easy, they are not planners and they certainly don’t pursue girls in the same way as, for instance, the French.
I’ll bring the bevos, she’ll be right.” Translation: “My trader friends are having a barbeque this evening and it would be lovely if you would accompany me.
Don’t worry about bringing alcohol, I’ll gladly bring enough for both of us”.
As with many of the study's participants, restauranteur Sun Meidong and electrician James Burke met on a dating website.
laid back Ever heard that turn of phrase, “no worries”?In fact, you should count yourself lucky if he turns up in a shirt with sleeves or closed footwear!Likewise, you shouldn’t rock up to a date with an Aussie in your Balenciaga booties, which would not only be wasted on him but may cause him to perceive you as “too done up”.Not receiving a barrage of texts or a stream of consecutive invitations from an Aussie doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s not interested in you.It simply means that you may have to take matters in your own hands.Researcher Amy Forbes said their study participants reported that Chinese spouses would often push their partners to achieve more."The women were also instrumental in creating change in their husbands in terms of being more entrepreneurial," Dr Forbes said.Mr Burke said he did not think the evolution of the dumpling cart was a cultural thing, but said it is typical of his wife's nature."She is a workaholic, she has always got to keep busy," he said.and you should (pretend to) as well While the sport of choice varies by region (think Australian rules football in Victoria, rugby in Queensland, hockey in Western Australia), the common denominator is always the same. During on-season they have an absolute obligation to watch their team play once a week, as well as niggling moral pressure to watch as many other games as possible.Trying to get between an Aussie man and his sport would be an instant red card – pun intended – so you might as well join in the fun .Of the 12 couples involved in the study, the majority had meet via online dating sites and six of the women had very limited English language skills."Even for those already married for a couple of years here in Australia, many of them can still not communicate in either language," Dr Li said.Dr Li said as more people turn to the internet to find love, intercultural relationships are likely to continue to grow."Because of the trade and economic exchange between Australia and China, I think in the future there will be more intercultural marriages between the two countries," she said.