Levels of relationships do not differ even among Polish women. It would usually start with dates to understand each other better. Then next comes the romantic stage where you grow more attached and intimate to each other. And, afterwards, wedding bells, right? Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as that. Amongst Polish families, you must know the family of your sweetheart first before you can begin planning the wedding.
Many European people value close family ties. This is even more true among Polish women. Meeting the family is sacred to them and therefore you should prepare well for it and look your best.
It does sound a bit stressful, especially if you’re a foreigner but don’t worry because here are a few tips for you to take into account before meeting the love of your life’s parents.
Tip # 1: Look nice
When dating Polish ladies, you must know that you should always look smart casual. This is similarly true with their family members. Although they may not be alarmed when you pair spots and stripes in one outfit, what they will be more anxious about is whether you’re a good enough man for their daughter to have in her life. Just see to it that you portray this with your image and appearance. Shave if necessary.
Tip # 2: Offer gifts
Offering of gifts is a culture in Poland. One great gift can be a special bouquet of flowers for her mother to win her over. Every lady loves receiving such beautiful flower arrangements anytime.
You may give her father a bottle of red wine. Her father will enjoy this manly gesture and he could even invite you to taste it after dinner (don’t worry, you’re probably not going to finish it in one sitting).
Tip # 3: Don’t be afraid to express yourself
Parents will always feel delighted and proud if others let them know that they did a good job in raising their children or daughter. It’s the same thing when meeting your bride’s parents. Offer compliments, be sociable, and let them know and see just how much you cherish their daughter. This shows that you know their daughter well enough and that your interest in her is genuine.
Tip # 4: Show your charm
Don’t worry if you don’t have great looks since all you have to do to be charming is be fascinated by other people. It is simple. Just look and feel confident and talk logically all throughout your date. Don’t be silent, instead, offer to help, ask questions, pay compliments, socialize and so forth. If you can do that, they will definitely love you.
One last thing before you go the most important meal (or lunch) of your life: be genuine. You don’t have to make things lavish. If you are nice and your intents are clear, every parent will see that and will give you their love and full support.