Is it a requirement that you need to be with a fellow Greek? Think about what the important issues are and when they arise while you’re dating, this is a good indication that you shouldn’t see each other again.
Women like men who are well-groomed so basic hygiene could go a long way in helping you secure a great woman.
My Yiayia still calls my youngest uncle 'to paidi' and I am still referred to as 'the paidi' or 'the mikri' (the little girl) in my family. As a matter of fact, there will always be at least a few Marias in every Greek family. and probably some spinach thrown in; and a stem of a plant they came across and ripped out the ground to plant in their garden at home. Including civilisation, the English language and the Olympics. Greeks living in Greece love Greece so much that they even want to holiday in Greece. Okay, twenty-five is a little excessive but no seriously, we come as tribes. Our Great Grandparents and Grandparents didn't have i Phones, or i Pads or even TV's back then so you know… We have many relatives who aren't actually relatives but everyone is 'Thia' and 'Thio'. We feel every single word with passion, with an ache. Greek songs are almost always about undying passion, or passionate pain, or passionate love. We believe in the power of the evil eye categorically.
We'lll come home and be given our post by our Mum with the line, "Sorry I thought it was for me! Greek Mums always open your post to make sure that the 'paidi' (the child) is ok and not in "TRUPPLE! If we're the youngest of the family, regardless of our age, we will always and forever be called "to paidi" (the child). As tradition, we take the names of our grandparents and so therefore the names duplicate. If she's been to the xorio (the village) you'll find chamomile, oregano, basil, sage, thyme, cinnamon etc. Oh and that person that lives 300 miles away in a village who doesn't even share your family name is your auntie.
The dating scene can feel like a jungle, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult as it seems.
By keeping these essential tips in mind, you’ll find someone to share your life with in no time!
Our parents' and grandparents' favourite phrase to say to the offspring when they're going on a night out, going on holiday, going for a walk, going on a date, crossing the road, ANYTHING.
" Believe it or not, I'm not calling my sister a wanker, but rather, in some twisted affectionate way, "sister".
Or even when a Greek is supporting his/her favourite sports team, but they're losing? It's not always used aggressively, insultingly or angrily, but essentially endearingly. And nope, it's not everyone's name, it actually means 'wanker'. This hand movement is used when it comes to situations where you are explaining yourself to someone, placing emphasis on a point you want to get across and or even when you want to end the conversation. When a particular player or team is doing well, especially when it comes to football, they are our best friends and our gods. While dating, it is important to remember that family matters to her just as much as it does for you.So, when she tells you that she can’t go out on Saturday because she has plans with her sisters, chances are very good that she expects you to understand and not get discouraged. Then you sort of move it away from and back towards your chest.