cherryblossom 15 Aug 2006 / #1Hello all! I am a 23 year old american girl who has been dating a polish man for about two months, and he is very dear to me. We are complete and total opposites in every way... he is serious and stern, I am easy going and carefree... he is logical and I am abstract... he is into business and current affairs where I am into art and literature. Even though we disagree on... pretty much everything, I think it is wonderful how we always accept our differences and we always come out of our diagreements with smiles on our faces. Anyway, I would love to learn about his culture and how it affects a polish male/american female relationship dynamic. I know it is unfair to generalize, but lets cut the politically correct crap here for just a second. What are the differences between Polish and American men? I've noticed he is very brash... when we go out to eat, I think he treats the waiters rather rude. When I tell him that he should be nicer to people, he seems genuinely confused and says "but I *was* being nice!" (remind me to never get on his bad side! hee hee). He is wonderfully chivalrous, such as always opening doors for me, and just putting me before himself in general. He is exceptionally stubborn, and once he gets that idea in his head there is just no talking sense into him (but maybe thats not so much of a Polish thing as a male thing.) Are these traits typical of Poles or am I dating the oddball? I am very interested to hear your insights into the mind of the Polish male, and how do they view women and relationships? Thanks much!