Europeans no strangers to flirting on the train

Close to one-fourth of Dutch, German and French travellers have experienced come-ons from their...

Close to one-fourth of Dutch, German and French travellers have experienced come-ons from their fellow train passengers. (CandyBox Images/Shutterstock.com)

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Around one fourth of Europeans (23%) have been the object of open flirting on a train, according to a survey carried out by Ifop for the European rail operator Thalys.

Released just ahead of Valentine's Day, the survey indicates that the Dutch are approached slightly more frequently than the French by pick-up artists on trains (28% vs. 21%). Unsurprisingly, women are more likely to experience the phenomenon: 28% of female respondents reported having experienced advances from their fellow passengers, compared to just 17% of men.

The Dutch emerged as the most likely to instigate flirting on a train, with 20% of respondents from the Netherlands admit