Remember Sebastian Stan, the Hollywood badass who plays Winter Soldier?
Well, I bet you had no idea he was of Romanian descent!
But if you like what you see, Romania has plenty more!
Living in this Eastern European country for five years, I’ve learned what it means to date Romanian men. I’ve gotten to know what they are like, what makes them tick, and the type of women they prefer.
So if you are interested to find out more, this article will walk you through finding and dating Romanian men step-by-step.
What you will read about in this article:
- What are Romania men like
- How to meet a man from Romania
- Pros and cons of dating a Romanian man
- What do Romanian men like in a woman
So, let’s decode Romanian men together!
What are Romanian men like
Coming from different backgrounds, it’s kind of hard to put all Romanian guys in one basket, but I tried summarizing their most common traits:
What do Romanian men look like?
When it comes to looks, they come in all shapes and sizes – tall, short, blonde, dark-haired, fit, with dad-bods. You name it, and they’ve got it!
You can’t miss the towering Romanian guys with blond hair and bright blue eyes. Those men are probably of Germanic descent.
On the other hand, the fair-eyed Romanians with Russian roots are on the shorter side but will steal your attention in a heartbeat.
And if you are looking for a dark-skinned, dark-eyed Romanian boyfriend, they’ve got plenty of them too! These guys likely have Latin or Turkish ancestors.
Romanians are truly handsome men, but they also prefer to dress simple and casual, even though younger generations lean towards trendy, street-style clothing.
Now, if you have the chance to attend wedding celebrations or special occasions in Romania, you might catch men wearing colorful, traditional attire, which foreigners love! These garments play a big role in Romanian culture and are part of a centuries-old tradition.
The personality of Romanian men
If you are looking for an old-fashioned, well-mannered, hard-working gentleman, plenty of single Romanian guys will treat you like a real lady.
Romanian men will make you feel like you are a queen, from holding doors and buying flowers to serving drinks and paying bills.
Unfortunately, they can be stuck in traditional male/female roles, so gender equality is not a forte of Romanian people. Most Romanians look for women who’d rather be stay-at-home moms, raise children and take care of the house. That means you won’t feel the pressure of earning a living because that’s his job.
Your Romanian boyfriend will always keep you safe and protected, whether financially, emotionally, or physically. That also speaks volumes of their integrity. They are family oriented with strong traditional values and principles, making them excellent fathers.
Romanian guys are also very confident, macho-like, and (you guessed it) great lovers! (Ahh, that boiling Latin blood, right?)
BUT… They are also proud people and among the most conservative European men, so don’t even think of having male friends, suggesting an open relationship, or, god forbid, cheating!
That also means they are pretty loyal partners and great family men.
Where to meet Romanian men
Now that we know how awesome Romanian men are, let’s see where you can find yourself one fine specimen!
The two easiest ways to meet hot Romanian guys as a foreigner are:
- Through dating apps
You can expect them to make the first step, but they also like daring women who are not afraid to go after what they want.
These red-blooded men will make you drink till the morning and dance the night away.
The same applies to online dating. If you match, be bold and text first. Romanian men love and appreciate intelligent women with a great sense of humor.
Online dating in Romania
The biggest advantage of Dating.com is its international flare, so chances are you will run into many Romanian men looking for a partner there. Whether you are searching from back home or after you have already traveled to Romania, all it takes is to set your search parameters.
Dating.com also differs from most subscription-based systems. It is a credit-based platform, so once you find your perfect match, you decide whether you spend your credits on chatting, broadcasting, sending gifts, or whatever feels most fun.
Although it falls on the more expensive side, the app has some unique features and is available on Android and iOS.
Having one of the largest dating pools in Europe, EuroDate.com ranks high with foreign women looking to date Romanian men.
Whether you are looking for a committed relationship or just a casual fling with multiple Romanian men, EuroDate.com is a great online platform to start from.
The fact that the website has been running for almost three decades shows how trustworthy and reliable this matching service is.
With recent updates, EuroDate.com is now available both in the browser and as an Android app.
It also offers multiple subscription options and a high level of security.
Claiming it can pair you with a perfect match from any spot in the world, InternationalCupid.com boasts a large clientele from Europe and North America, Asia, Latin America, and many other places.
If you’ve been planning to visit Romania, InternationalCupid.com will help you kill loneliness and perhaps find true love. However, this is not a quick hookup platform. You might need to put some effort into building a full profile to boost your chances of finding a date.
InternationalCupid.com offers three levels of membership options for which you can choose to pay weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually.
The platform is user-friendly and simple to navigate. Unfortunately, it’s only available to Android users.
So, if you are looking for a reliable online dating platform to match you with the Romanian man from your dreams, InternationalCupid.com is the perfect place to start.
Meeting men in Romania
Online dating makes things easy but isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Here’s where to go to meet Romanian men in person.
Old Town Bucharest is where younger men go to pick up girls and have fun. The bad thing is that it also attracts many tourists, and with them come scams. So be sure you are dating a real guy, not a scammer.
The capital of Romania boasts a long list of places perfect for a first date or meeting new Romanian men. Some places include:
Most Romanian men in Brasov are to be found in the city center and the surrounding areas for dating during the day or at night.
Here’s where to look for nice Romanian men for fun or long-term relationships:
- Il Caminetto
- Kundera Pub
- 4 Rooms
- Club 13
- Bridge Pub
Intrigued by Romania’s vampire frenzy? Look no further because Cluj-Napoca is the place to be. Hot Romanian men, lots of alcohol, and Transylvania’s spooky vibe can be quite the turn-on, am I right, ladies?
Here are some of the best places to go hunting for hot guys in Cluj-Napoca:
- Revolution Club
- Form Space
- Flying Circus
- After Eight
- Euphoria Music Hall
- Club Noa
- Club Midi
- Charlie Pub & Restaurant
- Caro Vintage Club
Being among the most beautiful cities in Romania, Timisoara is also home to some of the most handsome Romanian guys.
Old Town Tamisoara is where people mingle with their close friends or hang out with foreigners, both during the day and at night.
As a foreign woman, show up at D’arc, Epic Society, Heaven, Coco, and Fratelli Lounge & Club to increase your chances of scoring a date with a Romanian man.
Pros and cons of dating Romanian men
International dating can be great fun but comes with its fair share of challenges. So let’s see the advantages and disadvantages of dating hot Romanian guys.
- You’ll notice the difference
They are probably unlike any other men you’ve dated before. A lot different than the typical Western European men.
- Outgoing and entertaining
Romanian men are great fun. They are warm, generous, and have a great sense of humor.
- Strong family values
As I already mentioned, Romanian men maintain a tight-knit relationship with their families and usually go for the housewife type of woman.
Your Easter European McDreamy will sweep you off your feet with his courage and determination. Romanian men are never afraid to go after what they want and rarely back down from their goals.
- True Gentlemen
You’ve probably figured it out by now, but Romanian guys will treat you as a queen. They will take you out to nice restaurants, buy you drinks, shower you with compliments, give you gifts and, most importantly, keep your heart safe.
- Language barrier
Regarding communication, Romanians speak their mother tongue and some other Romance languages like Italian and Spanish. English is not their strong suit!
But even if your Romanian man can’t speak a word in English, at least the Romanian language is easy on the ear and sounds like a melody.
- Toxic jealousy
Yep, I said it! Romanian men can be extremely jealous and overprotective. This borderline possessive behavior can soon strain your relationship, especially if you are a Western woman in love with her freedoms and options.
- Afraid of Powerful Women
You may not see it at first, but as a strong, independent, well-paid woman dating a Romanian man, you’ll soon notice his confidence going down the drain. Romanian men are easily intimidated by powerful women, to the point they may break up or ghost you.
What do Romanian men like in a woman
- Family Values
Romanian guys are family-oriented, so it’s natural for them to look for women with similar values. They will want someone who wants to raise children, manage the household, take care of their parents and maintain a close relationship with the wider family.
This is probably the same for any man in the world, but Romanian guys love girls who are dedicated to the relationship and put effort into growing together as a couple.
- Cooking Skills
I guess this is pretty self-explanatory, but Romanian people are great cooks, and they will expect you to have at least some basic cooking skills. Like most passionate men, the way to Romanian men’s hearts is through their stomachs.
- Great Looks
Beauty and good looks are extremely important in this country! Local men prefer ladies who take good care of themselves, from makeup and hair to fitness and style.
- Modest Personality
If you are a chatty, gossip girl who loves to talk for hours, don’t be disappointed when your guy vanishes into thin air. Even though Romanian men love outgoing, fun-loving girls, they are not into someone who will talk their ear off.
A final word on dating men from Romania
Modern Romanian people are kind and welcoming, so even if they can’t understand your foreign language, they will make you feel accepted and at home.
Romanian men are quite the catch once you figure out what makes them tick.
Being faithful partners and even better fathers and family men are some of their strongest traits.
In a few words, Romania is a must-visit destination whether you are going for the men or for the experience.