On the face of it, dating a local in your new country makes good sense. You’ll probably pick up the native language faster, you’ll feel more integrated - and you’ll even have your very own (free) tour guide.
But there are also some very good reasons why it might be a good idea not to go native when looking for love. So, here, for what it’s worth, are ten reasons why you might prefer to date a fellow outsider - and if you’re convinced, why not check out The Local’s very own dating section for expats?
Click here to view our gallery of ten reasons why you should date a fellow expat.
Still looking for a date this Valentine's Day? Join The Local's very own dating service for expats just like you