Opinion The success of a southern European man starts in not being afraid to come up and talk to a girl.
Multilingualism is common in urban areas but is less common in rural areas. The unsuccessful Saint Elijah's Day (Ilinden) uprising of 1903 is the organizing metaphor of statehood.
Dating is done one-to-one and both girls and boys ask each other out and split the cost of the evening's entertainment.
In Russia dates take place at dances or at clubs where teens eat or chat with friends.
The Greeks have a poor time of it when it comes to their romantic image – sure, they had the original gods of Eros and Aphrodite, not to mention those dashing young heroes, Jason and Hercules – but the culture of catamites and homosexuality lingers on and makes Greeks the butt of dirty jokes in Europe today.
You might imagine that the beaches of Greece would be full of olive-skinned Greek girls and guys lying half-naked in the sun…