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She had overheard us speaking English and from our conversation realised we were foreigners, like her, living in Belgrade. During the customary introductions, she told us she was here as part of her university studies, and over the next six weeks would be conducting an anthropological study into the Serbian dating scene.
On that note, she wanted to know if we had any single male Serbian friends interested in taking her out. A rather odd request. It got me thinking about my own experiences when being courted by Serbian men, and how different, if at all, it really is.
Locals are mainly interested in how their fellow Serbs have behaved and whether they have shown themselves in a good light, largely because of their consciousness of their international image. As for my friends from outside of Serbia, they mainly just want to know if Serbian men are similar to Russians….
In Serbia, it seems traditional dating customs hold strong, manners are not forgotten and chivalry is not dead. Perhaps I am used to the norms of London living, but I am always surprised and impressed when here there is no discussion on splitting the bill and your date always makes sure you get home safe.
This undoubtedly stems from the very defined gender roles in Serbian culture, which are also particularly noticeable when it comes to the dating dress code. Here, it seems you are either a masculine man or a feminine woman. They also have an uncanny ability to wear six-inch heels in all weather and on all surfaces — including the cobbled Skadarska Street. For myself, who does not even own a pair of high heels, this is a feat I am sure I will never master.
This expectation of all-out glamour is hard to compete with, especially when what is deemed attractive among somethings back home in Australia is looking as if you put in minimal effort but you happen to look good. One other trait of Serbian courtship that has surprised me is the importance of the zodiac. Yes, star s matter. Recently I was on a date where the person asked me, with great seriousness, what my star is.
And I have also since learned that Sagittarii match with Leo and Aries. Now I know who to look for. Here is where to find a copy. When it comes to dating Serbian men, high heels and a basic knowledge of astrology are useful. Flickr: Nate Edwards.
As for my friends from outside of Serbia, they mainly just want to know if Serbian men are similar to Russians… Well, this is what I have observed. In Serbia, however, the effort shows, and it is meant to. Follow us.
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