Posted by Billy K. on August 14, 2000 at 21:32:23:
In Reply to: Re: Do Greek men prefer Greek women? posted by cleo on August 09, 2000 at 08:41:49:
Good points concerning fathers and chauvinism...
But I would like to go a bit further on that...
In Greece itself, although it has become modern,
some of the old values remain.
I personally have problems dealing with the women
in Greece. Due to the fathers, the girls often
are at the two extremes---either quiet and withdrawn, or on the opposite end where they
scream at you. Other Greek-American men visiting there have a problem with that, and in fact, some
of the female visitors don't like the fact you
can't keep a civilized conversation with the women there.
As for Greek-American women, some of the fathers
have another agenda--the princess thing. They feel
that the daughters have to marry "above" what they
are, this image thing. Give you a case in point---truck drivers make a decent living---but some of these fathers will discourage the daughters from
dating a truck driver....because you should only
marry a doctor, lawyer, etc.
So, the dads do scare guys away, even though they
are Greek and are decent human beings. Gets to be
a waste of time for guys to deal with the fathers.
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