Expect dating greek man

Our friend, Akis, for example, maintains that while there is not a chance of his ever being faithful to his wife, he would never forgive his wife one night of passion with another man. These criticisms may seem a bit harsh, but they are not inaccurate.

The average Greek man may be looking for a companion, but he is certainly not looking for an equal partner.

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How shocked I was when a 35-year-old acquaintance whom Ill call Akis informed me that he really doesnt think women are as mentally capable as men. A conversation with a lawyer friend of mine left me even more disappointed.

As proof he offered, "There are so many more published male authors than female." My explanation that the discrepancy is owed to the fact that women have only been allowed to publish books relatively recently in comparison with men was petulantly answered with, "Well, no female writer has ever sparked my interest." I wonder if hes read any? This young man whom I believed to be open-minded, with great depth and intelligence, casually explained that for a Greek man there are two kinds of women: the ones that bring out great passion and with whom every man desires a tumultuous love affair, "and the ones that you marry." I twinged inside as I looked at this truly beautiful man, so capable, so full of potential, caught within the vice of the madonna-whore complex. He had his tumultuous affair with an incredibly beautiful and vibrant woman throughout his years at university.

Illegality is so much a part of the system in Greece that if you own a business of your own, every 3 years the tax office (I call them the Tax Mafia) offers to let you pay a nice little sum (starting at around 3000 euros for small businesses) up front and thereby avoid being audited.

Those who refuse to pay the sum are audited, and 99% of the time they are fined a far greater sum for some small discrepancy found in their books.

In fact, to get anything important done in Greece, its easiest to pay someone off. Why pay the 1000 euros needed for the mandatory driving lessons when you already know how to drive and can pay someone half that to get a proper license from an employee of the Ministry of Transportation? You come out cheaper and far less hassled if you just pay someone who works there to pass it for you.

Try to do things the proper way in Greece and you will be strangled by red tape and gagged with fines.

At one interview for an administrative position in a school, I was asked by my male interviewer how I would handle sexual harassment coming from my boss (in other words, himself) versus an overture by the janitor.

Needless to say, I didnt pursue that position further!

As a tourist, you can leave behind that dreary job, the relationship youve squeezed dry, and become someone new in a country with a beauty that few places can match, and a passionate people that truly enjoy having a good time. Being a Greek-American, I have come to know Greece both as a tourist and as a resident citizen.

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