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Is dating a Greek really like My Big Fat Greek Wedding portrayed it? Well, it is quite accurate, to be honest. Greeks are very social and even the smallest event calls for a celebration in the grandest way possible. Need more convincing? Here are 10 reasons why you should date a Greek person.
Greeks are fun-loving, social and know how to party. So being with a Greek person means you can be sure that you will have a good time. Drinks on a Monday or on a Tuesday are not unusual and a spontaneous night out with his/her friends is never out of the question. From family reunions to dining out with your partner’s best buddies, you will quickly understand what living the Greek life is.
Can you imagine spending your vacations in Greece? Getting to know the best spots that tourists don’t know and having your own guide? Yes, that’s possible when you are with a Greek. Of course, things need to be serious before your partner invites you to tag along, but once you have a stable relationship, you can be sure that you will get to spend summers in the family home or at least, spend some time in Greece.
You’ve arrived 10 minutes late to your date? No big deal! Greeks are pretty laid-back and don’t care about the small things. As long as you get there and are ready to have a good time, the time you arrive at has little importance.
Whether your partner is doing the cooking, or if his/her mom sees you off after a family dinner with a Tupperware filled with leftovers, rest assured that there will always be food on the table (or in the fridge) during those busy weekdays when you don’t have time to cook dinner.
Whether their friend is sick or has a flat tire in the middle of nowhere, Greeks will do everything they can to help them. Have you ever been lost while visiting a place in Greece and had to ask a stranger for directions? Chances are, that person helped you find your way and maybe even gave you a ride. That’s how Greeks are, they love to help and will never refuse to do so.
Greeks are a proud nation. As such, if you are dating a Greek woman and things are going great, she will be very affectionate and is most likely to show you off to her friends and family as her man. Greek men, as passionate as they are, will do the same. They will spontaneously give you compliments, tell you how beautiful you are and show their affection by taking you out and treating you like a queen.
As a Mediterranean people, Greeks love passion and are not afraid to say what they think and feel. So, they won’t be afraid to express their feelings, often with big, dramatic words and gestures (after all, they invented drama), or even dedicate songs to you. The same can be said for arguments.
For Greeks, family is sacred, so having a good relationship with them is of the utmost importance. So, when things are serious and you pass the family test (and more specifically, if the mother likes you), know that you will be treated as an integral member of the family.
Maybe it’s their southern temperament, or maybe it’s simply in their genes, but know that the stereotype that Greeks are passionate lovers is true. If you are a bit adventurous and like to keep things spicy, you are definitely off to a good start by finding yourself a Greek woman or man.
Greek men love to be in charge so they can provide and take care of their families. They will not be against having a partner that works, as nowadays, two salaries are better than one, but they also appreciate a woman who takes care of her home and children. Likewise, Greek women, like many women, like to be taken care of and will expect their man to take charge and reach for the bill on dates.