Having lived in Poland for 15 years now its quite evident that a lot of marriages between Poles and ex-pats seem to nearly always be between a Polish woman and a foreign man, not the other way around. Why is that?
Why is it that it’s not so common to see a Polish man married to a foreign girl. Sure it happens but nobody can argue that it’s not even close when it comes to the numbers.
We outlined some tongue-in-cheek reasons below and goes without saying that you should take them with a pinch of salt. They are all fun stereotypes but what are the real reasons intermarriage seems to work mostly in one direction. Any comments are appreciated…
Reasons why English-speaking men get hitched to Polish women:
1. Most cities in Poland are not yet multicultural so if they want to stay in Poland for good there’s no choice but to pick a Polish girl.
2. Polish girls are famous for being extremely beautiful.
3. Polish girls like to improve their language skills.
4. Polish women are open-minded
Reasons why Polish women fall in love with English-speaking men:
1. The excitement of being with somebody from another culture.
2. Prestige and esteem among friends and colleagues.
3. Expats who come to Poland are usually highly-qualified and thought of as financially well off.
4. The thought of raising bilingual children can be attractive to some women.
Reasons why foreign women do not fancy having a Polish boyfriend or husband:
1. They find male Poles narrow-minded?
2. Polish guys are not as romantic as a foreigner.
3. Male Poles are overly jealous.
4. Maybe Polish men have a stereotype around the world of not being educated to a high level and rather have physical labor jobs when they move outside Poland?
Reasons why Polish chaps do not even try to pick up English-speaking women:
1. There’s a cultural and a language barrier
2. They are afraid of being rebuffed
3. Polish girls are easier to impress as they are familiar with what they like and do not like.
Like I said, these are all tongue in cheek reasons but some of them could have some truth in them. What do you think?