This is the definitive list of ‘things to remember’ …at least until I think of the next definitive list.
1 Her name Bear with me, I’m not being (completely) flippant. If you can’t remember your Polish girlfriend’s first name ask her what her second name is. Unfortunately it’s usually just one of the above, but you might get lucky and come across a Jadwiga (if you’ll pardon the expression). Women’s Day This is one of approximately 74 occasions during the year when you are required to give a Polish girlfriend flowers.
Polish dating veterans will tell you that a bit of Polish cuisine can go a long way when impressing a date, and there are plenty of restaurants and bakeries a Polish date will take you to if you want to find out first hand.
One of the best Polish dating benefits is having a partner with a great accent!
You’ll score a plenty of points with her by being a gentleman, and you’ll be in better control of your relationship’s destiny. Sent by Javier | Stockholm, Sweden Copyright Note: No part of this article can be reproduced or otherwise used for any purpose, without a written permission from its author.
About 90 percent of all women in Poland are named Magda, Ola, Anna, Dorota, or Kasia. Flower-selling is an immensely profitable and stable business in Poland. I’m not even mentioning Valentine’s Day; that’s so obvious that you entirely deserve to lose a testicle if you forget it in Poland. She is a a princess Polish girls are brought up in the tradition of old-fashioned chivalry and deference to the ‘weaker sex.’ That means YOU carry the bags, open the door, mend things, make tea in the morning, escort her to the bus stop etc. Walking is impossible Part of the chivalry thing mentioned above is the expectation that whenever you are walking somewhere together she should have her arm looped through yours.
There are flower sellers everywhere and, until recently, they were about the only businesses that stayed open on a Sunday. When a little exasperated by this I often point out to my girlfriend that she’s being a ‘bit of a princess’ to which she usually smiles and flutters her eyelids in complete ignorance of the negative connotations of the phrase in British and American English. Down narrow and crowded streets this makes progress painfully slow.
Saying “after you” or “you first” with a nice smile, is expected and will be appreciated (rewarded).
Sometimes, when the door is heavy or you go into a packed place, the rule may mean you go first and hold the door for her.