”But across Germany, hostility to asylum seekers has been on the rise since groups of foreigners -- mostly young men from northern Africa -- robbed and groped dozens of women on New Year’s Eve in Cologne.Most of the hostility targets young male asylum-seekers from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, who make up the majority of the migrants reshaping Germany.
Since tomorrow is a special day for W and me, I figured it would be a great idea to share with you what it’s like to be married to a German.
No, it’s not only about beer, potatoes and sausages….
Normally, Wenzel’s students are shy, wealthy German men. He decided to volunteer his skills to help Germany as it struggles to integrate more than 1 million refugees who have arrived over the past two years, most of them from war-torn Muslim countries with vastly different relations between the sexes.“Finding a relationship is the best way to integrate, and that’s why I’m giving these classes,” Wenzel said.
But after the arrival of hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers in Germany, most of them young single men, he decided to also offer his advice to migrants. Last week, in downtown Dortmund, he offered his third installment of “How to fall in love in Germany,” taking 11 young men through the paces. Omar Mohammed, a shy, 24-year-old goldsmith from Syria with spiky black hair and almond-shaped eyes, said he’s attracted to German women, with their Nordic looks and punctuated accents.
Interest is indicated by way of a studied, concentrated look on the part of the man -- a gaze which may, but often doesn't, include a smile.