Polish people are the most ignorant people in the world!
This post title is exaggerated, because Poland is years ahead of Africa and many other countries.
My opinion, also based on living there for 5 years is:
- Poles have a good education system, more wide knowledge rather than very deep: quantity vs quality: communism style. They do have several nobel prizes and talented people working everywhere, but their educational level is not as high as UK, Italy, Scandinavia, Netherlands, USA, Japan, etc.
One good example is the average quality of their english: Very rusty, often confusing teaching with learning (because of their own language system). I did met some fluent speakers, but no more than 3 ou 4. Something interesting, was meeting a couple of poles, who were private english teachers, and their english level was medium at best.
- Customer service in Poland (and other ex-communist countries) is one of the worst I have felt: they don't smile but the worst part is that they feel like they are the client and, instead, the client needs to make the effort. And I lived in the capital.....
- Most of the Poles are too proud/arrogant to change, regarding their job or relationship: They learned that way and that's it. Guys can be even worst, because they were taugh to be very self-confident but also because they have many woman to choose from, therefore they make no effort to dress better or listen more his girlfriend.
What is sad and ironic, is that more and more foreigners are visiting or moving to Poland, and seducing many Polish woman. Unfortunately, instead of observing and learning with them, the Poles rather call them ******* for choosing foreigners only because of the Money!!!! When I asked why foreigners had so much attention and more success, and the women replied: Generally, foreigners know how to dress, most of them have a more attractive face than the Poles, know how to speak (not being totally wasted helps), and don't act like they are the best.
Unfortunately, there are also some tourists, who come to Poland thinking that they are so gorgeous and they will easily conquer Polish woman....
- Poles, like Eastern Europeans in general, have a huge problem in telling the truth: For instance, they have no issues in lying in their CV: I know few cases that was written fluent english and MS Excel proficiency, but when the time came to show their skills, they admitted they didn't know but they would learn it very quickly.....
Therefore, user RUR, take the polish flag from your dupa, because as much as you would like to, Poland is still miles away from a Top civilized country.
Regarding relationships, the typical Eastern Europe couple is a Big and Bad Bold Guy with a attractive woman. Man are taught to be a combination of aggressive ( strong, yelling, telling her to shut up or beating if necessary) and sort of gentleman (opening doors, flowers and paying most of the things). Similar to Russians, a Polish woman feels quite feminine when the man pays for everything, opposite to other cultures, who could feel ofended or even "bought".
Moreover Woman are taugh to shut up instead of being honest with the problems and what is bothering her. They are used to keep things inside and disguise with a smile. A latin woman, under similar situations, would scream and slap the guy in 1 sec :P
That also explains, in my opinion, why they also cheat more easily: when their relationship is not so good, they are not honest & strong enough to quit their boyfriend, so they rather cheat to feel woman again and come back to the relationship, because it's always better than being alone - It's part of their insecurities.
They also generally change quite fast from one relationship to the other, therefore the fame of Polish Woman being quite friendly and not so hard to seduce, is more connected, in my opinion, to the russian culture heritage described above rather than something typically Polish....
Now, they also have good things: they appreciate when you learn their language, they help a lot each other, they recovered from a devasted war, are getting slowly more European, most of the movies nowadays have at least one Polish name there, they have nice parties and diversed geography.
To conclude, Poland could be a better country, if their citizens would be more flexible and improve themselves. But there are worst cases in Europe.