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Advice To Men On How To Treat A Polish Woman On A First Date

American and Polish culture is often very different and this can sometimes be problematic when dating. However, do not let this stop you dating Eastern European ladies, who have as much to offer as any American woman. Although Poland is becoming increasingly modern, the traditions of etiquette and manners remain strong. Rather like the French refer to women as "Madame" or "Mademoiselle," the Polish use the title "Pani" for ladies, followed by the first name. Polish women are used to being treated with respect and reverence and the modern day issues of equal rights often do not apply with things like paying the bill at a restaurant or asking men on dates. Eastern European women often have an air of mystery and elegance about them. There are usually two types of women in Poland though, the elegant, well dressed lady and the ones who come from villages and are often a little naïve and innocent. Polish women can be graceful, polite and coy, but often quite stubborn! You may find a Polish woman to be very frank and open because this is part of Polish culture, so do not misinterpret her as being rude. Each lady no doubt will be charmingly different, however they have been brought up with the Polish culture and hopefully some of the above tips will help any American men who want to date polish women.

First Date

On a first date always bring fresh flowers. If you are not going on a private date it is good to bring flowers for the lady who has caught your attention and a good bottle of alcohol for the host, whether it be her father, uncle or brother. In Poland it is common for a gentleman to kiss his date on the hand and open doors for her, however the best thing to do on a date is to be yourself. If you go to a restaurant for a date, allow your date to be seated first and pay the bill, at least on the first date. In Poland it is often a custom for the person who arranged the date to pay the bills, however this is slowly changing to the more Western system of splitting the bill equally. It is best to be a gentleman; allow your date to talk and listen to her attentively, offer her your jacket if it is cold outside, pour her wine for her, allow her to choose what she would like to eat and never joke at her accent. Like that famous song "Treat Her Like A Lady," make sure you do this to any woman, not only a Pole. Also this guide is not necessarily good for every Polish Girl; it just depends on her character and individual preferences.

Do not misinterpret this advice. Polish women are no different to American women; Dating Polish Women is not different either; it is only their cultural upbringing which may be different. Some times a Polish woman's jokes do not seem funny and this is because they retain an innocence in their jokes and also because sense of humours are different in differing countries. There are many things which can influence a relationship including the past, cultural differences and religious differences, however do not allow this to blind you to the elegant beauty of Eastern European women who have a lot to offer. Treat a Polish lady how you would any woman; with respect. After the date, if you enjoyed it, call her and tell her as it is better than ignoring her for a week and trying to play hard-to-get. Remember that you are just as mysterious to your date as she is to you and try not to feel uncomfortable or on edge.