Posted by Billy K. on May 15, 2000 at 20:32:34:
In Reply to: Re: Greek girls & white boys posted by Stellios on May 04, 2000 at 10:06:05:
Stelios, I would have to agree with you, as far
as the Greek-Americans go.....too much of the
"country club/status mentality". I have gotten
"blown off" by some of these women myself.
But I have also had to deal with the other extreme
--the "pawn off the dead fish" routine. Some well-
meaning people have strategically placed me at a
table next to "somebody" at a Greek event. They
expect me to click immediately with her.
Problem is, personality is big thing with me. If
they don't say anything, and have me carry the
conversation, this is NOT the woman I would be
interested in; I need an equal partner, not
someone to dominate.
These "well-meaning" Greeks asked me what I thought, and immediately I gave them the "thumbs
down". The came back with, "Her family has money!"
where I answered back, "SO....."
Much as I hate to say this, you will be disappointed in the situation of women in Greece.
It is better than it was, but still not a good
place for a single guy.
A lot of it has to do with the double-standards
imposed on women. To make a long story short,
you have the ones that "say two words then sit
in a corner" or the ones that are pushy screamers.
Very few in between.
Then you have the nightclubs. A lot of men are out
there cheating on your wives, but relatively few
local women, due to the double-standard. Often, in many parts of Greece, you have a 3-to-1 ratio of men to women. And if you are an Americano Greek like myself, you don't have a prayer against the locals, at meeting anyone.
It's much worse in Greece, believe me.
I hold a space in my heart, though for the Greek-
Australians.....they have all of the culture, but
virtually none of the B.S. you get here in the
states. And Canadian Greeks are right behind the
Aussies, on the friendliness level. You're better
off going to Melbourne, compared to Athens.
I'm not sure where you're from, but here in the
S.F. Bay Area, it's a nice thought to think that
I'd find a nice Greek girl here--but not exactly
realistic, considering the demographics here.
I figure if I find someone that was Italian or Russian, that is probably as close as I will get.
Unless, of course, I move to Chicago, where there
is really not much of an excuse NOT to marry
I have to like the PERSON first---nationality
is a bonus.
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