Being married to anyone takes effort, hard work, patience and understanding but being in a close relationship with anyone outside of your own culture is all of this...some more!I don't know how far my own situation reflects other non-Greek women who have fallen in love and thrown in their lot with their Greek man.Greek men tend to sway from wonderful, cultured, caring beings to arrogant buffoons who believe that their word and their mother’s word is law.Ensnaring a Greek man is not a difficult task; they can usually be found lurking around coffee shops or down at the Mercedes garage.There is passion for the feminine, but no real love for the female, admiration for the lady, but contempt for the woman.An educated woman is doomed in the face of a sweet ignorant one, the experienced one scores far fewer points than the innocent. If you are determined to get involved with a Greek man, there are several rules you should follow.As a tourist, you can leave behind that dreary job, the relationship youve squeezed dry, and become someone new in a country with a beauty that few places can match, and a passionate people that truly enjoy having a good time. Being a Greek-American, I have come to know Greece both as a tourist and as a resident citizen.
If so, Elite Singles is a great place to get your search underway. Perhaps they didn’t have similar views when it comes to raising a family?After she spent much of her childhood battling against the Greek stereotype that a woman’s place is in the kitchen, author Ekaterina Botziou* shares her wisdom on how to keep your Greek man happy in the following opinion piece.A Greek male is a complex creature full of contradictions, hyperboles and oxymorons.However, when things do not go well in his life, everything is exaggerated and he seems to have little ability to control his mood or see things logically. One thing I love about Greece is the strong family relationships but, in my humble opinion, Greek men never leave their mothers.The high drama of a Greek tragedy is released and things get thrown around and smashed, loved ones are on the receiving end of verbal abuse and it seems all the Gods are converging over his head to bring him misery. She is always their in the background and he knows that whatever he does she will look after him.The Greek woman, however, knows the rules, and the clever ones play the game to their own advantage. First, it is imperative that he NOT still live with his mother.Second, not only should he not live with his mother, but she should live as far away as possible.There are many motivations to travel – adventure, learning, culture – but, hey, a little loving on the way helps.Here’s a guide to all the quirks of multi-cultural dating, relationships and picking up girls and guys around the world.In the early wooing stages, try to combine sexy with smart but don’t go too over the top.When you get to the ‘going out’ phase, you may dress as provocatively as he likes, but if you go out alone or with girlfriends, you should don a nun’s outfit. LOVE THE FAMILY (and his car): They say that behind every great man, there is a great woman. And his father, brother, uncle, sister, cousin, nephew, god-son, best friend, and anyone else who has known him for longer than you.Our membership is made up of many interesting and successful people all united by one common goal; the desire to find lasting love. Maybe they weren’t in tune with your religious beliefs?At Elite Singles, we value the importance of sharing a similar cultural upbringing with the person you’re forging a relationship with.Wooing a Greek man can take time and effort but if you are willing to go the distance, your rewards will be greater than King Midas’ stash of gold. COOK WELL: To most Greek men, a woman’s place is in the kitchen and if you can find the key to his stomach, you will have no problem unlocking the key to his heart.