1 Her name. About 90 percent of all women in Poland are named Magda, Ola, Anna, Dorota, or Kasia.
You forget the Aga and the Asia. There are billions of them.
2. Women's Day It's in April some time
It's on March 8th and is celebrated in many countries. It is an international day.
3. She is a a princess. When a little exasperated by this I often point out to my girlfriend that she's being a 'bit of a princess' to which she usually smiles and flutters her eyelids in complete ignorance of the negative connotations of the phrase in British and American English. Oh well.
She just needs to be reminded occasionally about who is the prince :)
You're both correct. Polish women have so much class, they actually are princesses and it makes any man want to respect them. Usually with pleasure you will comply to this. But on another hand, you must also be quite affirmative as a male, otherwise they will perceive you as a wimp and stop respecting you.
4. Walking is impossible. the expectation that whenever you are walking somewhere together she should have her arm looped through yours.
You're absolutely correct and this is devil's strategy! Everytime my girlfriend put her arm around mine in town, I could expect to be quickly taken back home and raped :-) in a delicate atmosphere of perfumed candles, dimmed lights and sexy underwear.
5. You are furniture
Correct. In my case I'm essentially an all-purpose pillow.
6. She has a mother...
who is usually a king-size mother in her role of watchdog, lowering your defense by cooking for you the best Polish food ever.
7. Your food is not your own. Always, and I mean ALWAYS, order or cook more than you can possibly eat because your stick-thin Polish girlfriend will inevitably develop the appetite of a blue whale the moment her anxiously selected 'small salad' arrives.
Actually my food was always my own but I wonder why they order so small dishes. The first time, she wanted to pay for her dish, probably to show me that she didn't want to just profit of me. But I insisted on paying. And the following times she would just order rosól while I was having a starter then an Argentinian steak. Go figure...
Actually the Poland education system is still the typical European one. She will only look smarter if you're from the U.S., where it's considered normal not to learn anything that has nothing to do with the U.S. or where the traditional cursus in average school will be 15 minutes of math and 5 minutes of geography stuck somewhere between 2 hours of football. A bit exagerating but you got my point.
10. ...uh oh I've forgotten the last one! I'm in big trouble.
Yes you are, because the last one is one the most important: she has a religion. Poland is catholic, and king-size mother will make sure that you follow the rule, or are something as close as possible to it. I know well 4 Polish girls: one colleague from work, one true friend, and two girlfriends. In each case, we developped a good relationship, with fun, comments on our private life etc.. but it's ONLY after having a conversation about religion and they learnt that I' a catholic as well and I sometimes attend church that they really became fully open, relaxed and trustful. The difference before/after was striking. I experienced it again last week with my new girlfriend. We know each other for a few months. The same evening where she put the religion into the conversation was the evening where we kissed for the first time. Maybe the generation accounts for something. She is in her early/mid thirties and i'm in my late thirties.
IHope you enjoyed this article that I found. Truth is I am getting married to my Polish Girl in July :)
Thanks for posting this! ;-) And congratulations on your wedding. All the best for both of you...