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.
Greek men are notoriously close to their mothers, so creating strong ties with your potential mother-in-law is very important.
Initially they will treat you like a goddess, but keeping their attention can be problematic; that first burst of wild untamed passion can soon slide into apathy and misogynistic expectations if you don’t keep them on their toes.
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.
Although it goes without saying that your cooking will never match up to his mother’s culinary skills, being a whizz in the food department will definitely get his tongue drooling. DRESS APPROPRIATELY: Men are very visual creatures and Greek men in particular take great pride in showing off their shiniest, glossiest, most expensive belongings.
In the early wooing stages, try to combine sexy with smart but don’t go too over the top.
A Greek male is a complex creature full of contradictions, hyperboles and oxymorons.
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.
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.Always be kind and courteous to his family and never, ever complain about how often they turn up on your doorstep. KEEP YOUR OPINIONS TO YOURSELF: Greek men can be easily offended, so don’t ever try to make fun of them, especially on your first few dates.Ensnaring a Greek man is not a difficult task; they can usually be found lurking around coffee shops or down at the Mercedes garage.With a reputation for being notorious Lotharios, most treat women like fresh meat out of the boat; they appear starved of female companionship and a woman is like a beautiful siren calling them to their deaths.
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