Dating Greek men can be a fun and adventurous experience. Interested in knowing what it takes to ace the dating game in Greece? Read on!
In my numerous travel trips, meeting men from across continents and cultures, I’ve developed a special affection for Greek guys. There’s a laid-back, seductive aura around them, with their Mediterranean accent, olive complexion, and casual lifestyle. All of it makes them SO irresistible!
This guide will cover:
- What are Greek men like?
- How to meet a man from Greece?
- Pros and cons of dating a Greek man
- What does a Greek man look for in a woman?
- How to tell if a Greek man likes you?
Interested? Let us explore how you can pursue and seduce men from Greece.
What Are Greek Men Like?
The short answer is irresistible – there’s a reason the phrase Greek God is so popular today. Here’s more about their looks and personality.
What Do Greek Men Look Like?
They Are Tall
The average height for Greece guys is about 5’10”. Guys over 6 feet are commonplace, which adds to their appeal. If you are from the USA or Western Europe used to meeting tall guys, you are in for a treat, as Greek guys offer much more.
Greece Men Have Diverse Skin Tones
Skin tone varies across the country. There are Greeks with fair, peachy complexion but brown/olive skin tone is prevalent. Those living on the islands can look completely different from guys from the mainland, so I couldn’t generalize.
They Have Attractive Eyes and Hair
Blonde and brown hair are common for the majority of Greek guys. There are also men with black or red hair, although it’s rare. Most of the guys I met had large, brown-colored eyes with thick eyelashes, so blue, green, and gray eyes are also a rarity.
The Personality of Greek Men
They are family-oriented, honest, and loyal, making them the best life partners. Here are some other character traits that make girls swoon over them.
Greece Guys Are Gentlemen
They will shower you with compliments and make you feel special. When they ask you out for a date, they will pick you up, open the car door, pull the chair, and treat you like a queen. There will be surprise gifts and well-planned outings to make you fall for them even more.
They Are Stylish
Men from Greece have a refined taste in clothing. They know how to dress up without being flashy, and you’ll seldom notice a Greece man wearing vibrant colors. Their style quotient is subtle yet attractive, falling between the casual and comfortable. Light shade trousers are popular – it goes well with their skin tone and makes them look even hotter.
Their Passion Is Unmatched
There is a passionate, adventure-seeking adrenaline junkie underneath their modest and casual exterior. Passion makes up the DNA of Greece guys! If you are the one for living life as it comes rather than planning everything out, you are in for a thrilling ride.
Though I could go on about how that passion makes them great in bed, I’d rather leave it to your imagination!
Where to Meet Greek Men
Greek dating culture is a lot more traditional compared to Europe and USA. Singles seek their partners through common friend groups or work. Some traditional Greek men do not want to settle down with a foreigner. Also, people may see tourists as seeking casual hookups to pass the time rather than a serious relationship so clarify your expectations first.
Meeting Greek Men in Person
Single Greece men looking for a partner hang out at nightclubs, bars, and pubs with their friends. Here are the best places to meet these hotties.
The capital city is by far your best bet for meeting like-minded single men in person. Gazi is the city’s singles’ hub, where you can find these vibrant places to hang out:
- Toyroom Athens
- Death Disco
- Rock n Roll
- Ammos Beach Club
- Vertigo Pool Club
- Semiramis Art Hotel
Larissa is another viable option if you are in the country long enough to look past Athens. Being an agriculture center and a transport hub, it is well-connected with the rest of the country. Check out these popular tourist attractions where you can scout single guys:
- Diachronic Museum of Larissa
- Larissa Ancient Ruins
- Pinios River
- Kalipso Waterfall
- Red Button
- The Mind Trap
If you are in the country during the summer and want to explore other party destinations, you should head over to the picturesque islands like Mykonos, Ios, and Thessaloniki.
Online Dating in Greece
Online dating is still finding its feet in Greece. There are limited dating websites worth checking out, full of con artists looking for vulnerable ex-pats. Still, if you are yet to land in Greece, it is your only option to set up a foundation to build on.
Websites like Tinder.com, EuroDate.com, GetOnce.com, Dating.com, and Once are worth a shot. These are decent options if you are yet to land in the country and have time on your hands, as it’ll take a lot of effort to connect with genuine profiles.
Tinder is your best option to navigate through fake profiles and meet genuine people, but it’s got a small pool to choose from.
Pros and Cons of Dating a Greek Man
Before you head out looking for your man, it is good to know a bit more about them. I’ve compiled some general observations about what it is like dating a Greek man based on my and my friends’ experiences.
Let’s start with the good stuff.
Greek Men Are Social
They have large social circles, and hanging out on weekday evenings is normal. I observed coffee shops starting to get crowded at night, with many of them open until as late as 2 am every day to accommodate their overly social guests. It can be a welcome change from the western world, where work takes up your entire week, and you live for the weekends.
You’ll Get Rich Cultural Exposure
Greeks are proud of their culture. You’ll get to be a part of numerous Greek traditions and festivals that will add color to your life. Dancing to island music and playing a game of tsounkrisma are some of the many fun activities to look forward to.
Meeting Parents is a Big Step
The progress of your relationship is dependent on his parents’ opinion of you. It takes time for Greek guys to introduce you to their family, sometimes even months, so do not freak out if you haven’t met the parents during the initial weeks.
You Get a Loving Family
If you marry a Greek man, you’ll likely move into his traditional family home with lots of people! For all the problems you might foresee, you get a big, loving family that’ll shower you with love. It is different from western cultures, where family get-togethers are rare, formal events.
Liked that? Let’s move to the not-so-good part before letting your imaginative horses wild!
Watch Out for the Mother
Greek mothers take special care of their sons and do everything they can to make their lives comfortable. While this may seem cute when he is 3, it is not so cute for a 30-year-old! Be prepared to be the second most important woman in your man’s life. Even if he’s with you, frequent calls will highlight this disturbing over-dependence.
Woman Does the Cooking
A typical Greek man has always been pampered by his mother and never needed to learn cooking. It is common for 30-year-olds to live with their family, where ladies of the house are expected to do all household chores. If your man knows as little as boiling eggs, hang on to him!
What Does a Greek Man Want in a Woman?
Cooking might not thrill you, but it is one of the best ways to find a way to your man’s heart. Explore the popular cuisines of his region and call him over for a treat. Next, you might be in for a spicier treat, if you know what I mean!
Dress To Impress
In the dating world, the first impression is often the last. Strike the right balance between casual, smart, and seductive, and your man won’t be able to take his eyes off you. As your relationship progresses, you can experiment with your clothes, slipping into sexy lingerie while having a date night at your home.
Respect His Mother
His mother may be keeping a hawk-eye on you, constantly judging every action of yours. Instead of fighting back, try to be in her good books and respect her for the many years she’s spent taking care of your man.
He may be a tough-acting grown-up, but he is not immune to compliments. He would love to reap the rewards for his effort in dressing up for you. Complimenting him for his looks or intelligence is a tried and tested way to his heart.
Under their charming personalities lies a human being who can be vulnerable to situations. If he shares something personal, just let him know you’re there. His ego might prevent him from sharing these details with anyone and if you are on the selected list, cherish your place!
Finally: How to Tell If a Greek Man Likes You
Though Greek men are often straightforward when it comes to expressing themselves, these are some sure-shot signs your relationship is headed the right way:
He Is Protective and Possessive
After the initial interactions, if your man starts getting protective about you, it is a sign he is ready to take things to the next level. He might start holding hands while you walk or showering you with hugs in public. Possessiveness is an indication he’s prepared to be with you and wants to show you off to the world.
He Showers Praises
If your man starts noticing those little changes you make to your appearance and compliments you for it, things are going great. They are used to being around pretty girls – if he notices you so minutely, you definitely stand out!
He Introduces You to His Friends
This is a very good sign that your man likes you and wants to tell the world about it. Greek societies are full of events, and if your man invites you to be with him for one of those, you’re on the right track.
He Talks About Meeting the Family
This is the biggest step towards the next level and is one of the strongest signs your man likes you a lot! Meeting the family is a big deal, and while it is a good sign, you need to bring your A-game to impress them!
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