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Dating & Romance

There is no point in trying to dress it up. Poland is very much a hunting ground for the male tourist. The legion of Anias, Agnieszkas, Alicjas and Asias which invaded the EU like African Killer Bees when Poland got the nod in 2004 verified all the rumours of a stunning, nubile race of supermodels and their apparent lack of pickiness with regards to men was an unquestionable morale-booster.

Local women hissed and spat at these brazen new-comers in the most uncomplimentary of terms but for unattractive, ignored males everywhere, the impossible suddenly became possible – simply rough it in Poland for a day or two, take your pick and then swan back home to wallow in the envy of your not so high-and-mighty peers. Visits to the EU’s very own sweet shop duly went through the roof and, if you can’t think of someone with a Polish girlfriend, then you’re just not trying hard enough.

Finding a foreign woman with a Polish boyfriend, on the other hand, is on the same scale of probability as being able to pronounce Szczecin perfectly at the first attempt. Not very likely at all. The simple fact of the matter is that no woman, unless either extremely charitable or strait-jacketed, will choose to make a (long-term) conquest of a shaven-headed plumber who doesn’t speak their own language. Not that Polish men actually care. They do after all live among that stunning, nubile race of supermodels.

Dating Polish Girls

Getting a date with a Polish girl is easy enough. The high competition makes all approachable and, for many, a foreign boyfriend is still the ultimate accessory, promising travel, money & jealousy from other women (not to be underestimated). Asking a girl out after just a few minutes of polite conversation is quite sufficient and, if you can demonstrate the courteous, old-fashioned, sponsorship-kind of romance they crave, that date will go swimmingly. That doesn’t mean an immediate „What-do-you-fancy-for-breakfast?” scenario though and that contract you subconsciously signed on the first date has smallprint.

You will have to prove yourself romantically and financially over a number of dates to get even remotely close to her little Catholic bedroom and during that time you will be required to honour her princess status at all times. Presents, especially flowers, are regarded as a right rather than a privelege. Also, as you are hers and hers only, the biggest no-no is to either look at or to verbally notice another girl (even one on TV). A seemingly-trivial remark on your part about an „interesting” hair style, for example, would be tantamount to romantic suicide.

Dating Polish Guys

Polish guys will not expect you to be interested in them so, if you plan on waiting for them to ask you out, think again. They won’t. They are well and truly spoilt for choice(see above) so you face the gruelling and largely unrewarding task of emulating Polish women and then openly competing with them. If you’re not prepared to tone that tummy and look generally good for your man in between bouts of cooking and cleaning then don’t bother. Oh, and you’ll also have to be fluent in Polish or you won’t understand his various requests.

Aly Kerr