What are Poles like? 7 truths about Polish women

by Ewelina Nurczyk in: Living in Poland, 08 Mar 2017     0 Comments

Italian women are heads of their families, all French girls look and dress like Brigitte Bardot, while ladies from Russia wear fur coats and hats all year long... These are just stereotypes, but let's see how Polish women are perceived and check if some of these are true.

1. Educated

If you want to impress a Polish woman, you need to address not only her beauty, but also her brains. Polish girls make up 57.7 percent of all students at universities in Poland (GUS, November 2015). Nowadays more and more of them choose technical studies as well.

2. Nurturing

Do not be surprised if a Polish woman offers to cook for you or to take care of you when you are sick. Apparently, it is in their blood – they are nurturing but they definitely expect the other person to appreciate their efforts, so remember to show that you are grateful. After all, who doesn't need a bit of spoiling from time to time? 

3. Family-oriented

Many Polish girls still cherish the same values held dearly by their ancestors and family is one of them. Mothers have a special place in Polish girls’ hearts – if you are trying to reach your girlfriend on the phone and the line is busy – leave it be for 30 minutes, she is probably just catching up with her mum or babcia (Polish for grandma). 

Being able to support your family is important to Polish women.
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4. Elegant

While you may not mind wearing your pyjama bottoms to pop into a local store to buy some milk, Polish girls will think twice before running such an errand without looking their best. This does not mean that they are overdressed, but they like to pay attention to their make-up and fashion choices. Whether it is a business meeting or a wedding reception, they are very likely to look put together. 

5. Easy-going

Polish girls are not hot-tempered and rarely do you witness a lovers’ quarrel in public places. Instead of making a scene, a Polish woman may keep her issues to herself and expect her partner to find out about them without making it clear to him.

6. Hospitable

When you are invited to a Polish house, expect the hostess to take it very seriously. Women in Poland love entertaining guests at home as they can show off their hosting and cooking skills. Bonus points if the party is to take place around Christmas – you are very likely to be full at least until New Year’s afterwards. Remember to accept all the food you are being offered, as refusing may result in your hostess' heartbreak. 

 

7. Romantic

Due to traditional upbringing, Polish women expect their partners to act as their knights in shining armour at least from time to time. Almost three quarters of them believes in love at first sight, so who knows, maybe it will take just one look after your arrival to Poland?

Let us know if there are any other qualities or stereotypes you may want to add to the list!

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Ewelina Nurczyk

Ewelina Nurczyk

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Editor at CareersinPoland.com. A graduate of English studies and Polish language and literature at Warsaw University, specialising in teaching Polish to foreigners. 

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