Greek dating rituals

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Greece is a laid-back country – society is not in a hurry and the people don’t rush around in mad circles.

It’s an identity that dates back to antiquity and is reflected in the shared history of the Greeks, both within and without the nation state.

Greek boys can do no wrong in the eyes of their Greek mothers. 10 Gauge whether or not yours is a ‘good’ Greek girl or a ‘bad’ Greek girl If she’s good, you’re in for a treat and will soon be learning all about her culture and traditions, and she might even let you watch her make some kourabiedes.

If she’s a ‘bad’ Greek – like me – she sometimes might just string along the twelve-or-so Greek words she knows and adjust tone accordingly to sound fluently displeased and super cultured.

For example, you probably didn’t know that a Greek person is actually able to have an entire conversation with another Greek just by using facial expressions.

Some of the basic gestures are simple and easy to learn.

Generations upon generations of yiayias have been predicting the future of family members by looking at the coffee grounds left at the bottom of their Eliniko café (Greek coffee).Greeks cash in so big on their ”name day”, that this day is actually considered to be of greater importance than their birthday.How it works is that most Greek names have saints associated to them, which means that when the Feast day of your saint comes up, it is your nameday.In fact, every Greek person will have at least one name day to celebrate within the calendar year.Also on the subject of names, in every Greek family, as a tradition, you are named after your grandparents or other family members.

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