If you find yourself hopelessly attracted to a Czech woman, despair not. That is considered normal and is even expected as these women have been playing a vital role in society not only in the past but up to the modern times. These women are strong, independent, intelligent, and are known the world over as women who make their own marks. Once you find yourself dating a Czech woman, here are a few dos and don’ts to ensure smooth sailing in the relationship and to help it grow into a lifetime partnership.
When giving gifts
Whenever you find yourself in Prague, en route to a date with a lovely Czech maiden, let it be known that small gifts are expected. Better yet, think of them as required. This way, you get on the good side of both your lovely date and her family. Small gifts can be defined as a simple bottle of wine, a nice box of chocolates, and the usual bouquet for the lady. Just don’t forget to ensure that the number of blooms is always odd, except for 13, and that they are any flower except for chrysanthemums. One last piece of advice when giving her gifts: don’t make it too expensive or she’ll think you’re trying to buy her affection. Staying below 15 USD should be a safe marker.
When meeting and greeting
Dating a Czech woman is also a silent and unwritten agreement to learn and assimilate into the custom of the Czech world. One should make a conscious effort to learn the proper greetings and gestures that accompany them. For example, when you’re introduced to a lady, it is customary to give her a quick peck on the cheek, or if you would like the extra flair (or you’re just not comfortable with kissing her on the cheek right off the bat) you can give her a gentlemanly kiss on the hand. Don’t ever offer your hand for a handshake or you better kiss your chances with dating her goodbye.
On matters of paying for dinner
Okay, this should be self-explanatory. Not only limited to the Czech lovelies but this should extend to all women of all nationalities and cultures; the man should pay for the first date. He pays for dinner, for the coffee, for the taxi when he sees her to her door. Once the relationship has progressed to a serious degree, then matters of who pays for dinner can now be discussed. But in the initial stages, this is given.
On being chivalrous and gentleman-like…
If you intend for your first date to be followed by a second and a third, always be a gentleman. Open doors for her, seat her first, take her coat, offer to bring her things, and the whole nine-yards of the chivalry code. Prove to her that she is a lady worth all the efforts. This also extends to good grooming habits. A gentleman will always be well groomed and well-dressed when he goes to meet his lady. Never, ever, show up for a date in jeans and a t-shirt. If so, better flush your chances down the toilet. Dating a Czech woman means dressing up for her as she does for you.
These few pointers should be enough to get you started, but as mentioned, please learn her culture. This woman is worth all the efforts you are putting in, and she will reward you by being your lifetime partner.