there is this ingrained "Ordnung muss sein" thing. The cultural and language differences can result in extra dimensions to the relationship
Couldn't agree with that more. Finally, I have a boyfriend who not only DOESN'T leave his wet bath towels on the floor, but he makes sure they're hanging 'just so'.
And that comment about Germen men being controlling - it's very true. I have another friend who also has a German boyfriend and we both agree - they are trying to control us!
They are not humorless - mine is quite funny, romantic, sensitive and thougtful - but also stubborn, too organized, insensitive and a down-right pain-in-the-ass - sometimes! Depends on what day of the week!!!
I think German men, in general are not afraid to commit - as long as that doesn't mean getting married!!