What Slovakia lacks in size, it makes up for in Slovakian Girls. Well, there are also beautiful landscapes, romantic towns, and more castles per-capita than any other country in the world. Here’s everything you need to know to win the princesses’ heart.
Slovakian girls love to be cherished. It’s a very affectionate culture. Families are tightly knit and girls receive tons of attention.
The hot-and-cold fuckboy behaviour won’t work on a Slovakian. They are way above investing in someone that won’t commit.
Chivalry is far from dead in Slovakia. In fact, it is the only acceptable behaviour for a man. You will be judged on seemingly small things. Opening the door for her, pulling her chair, taking her coat.
The following is an actual quote by a Slovakian friend of mine:
We were crossing the street and he sort of guided me toward the sidewalk, “shielding” me from the car that was coming. I was absurdly attracted to him at that moment.
Yes, it was just that! He was walking from the side of the traffic when they crossed the street. Most dudes wouldn’t think twice about a small detail like that. To Slovakian girls, it’s everything.
Make her feel taken care of, and you’re one step ahead of the game.
As a follow-up from the last paragraph, you do have to take the lead.
Picking the date venue is your job. Ordering for her (as in, talking to the waiter for her, not literally picking her meal) and choosing the wine go without saying. Learn a thing or two about wine – it goes a very long way.
There is an art to choosing and enjoying wine. We won’t go into all that. There are two tricks that always work for me:
There is a third rule, especially for Slovakian girls. Most of them drink white. Red wine is messy, it gets on your teeth, and generally not a great choice for a date. Besides, Slovakian girls view it as un-feminine. When in doubt, order the white.
And if you really, really want to impress your girl, order Tokaj wine. Tokaj is an up-and-coming wine region in Slovakia. It is nowhere as famous as Tokaj in Hungary, which is why she’d appreciate your knowledge. Slovakians are fiercely patriotic. They always love to see foreigners appreciating their country.
On that note:
These are two different countries. I shouldn’t even have to say that. It’s obvious – different names, different capitals, different languages. What is so hard about distinguishing them?
Apparently, a lot, since Slovenian and Slovakian foreign officers have frequent meetings to exchange correspondence that wasn’t addressed correctly.
If you’re going to date Slovakian girls, you better learn a thing or two about their country. In short:
Seriously, Slovaks might be a friendly bunch. Confuse them for Slovenians, and you might get beat up. Because:
Personally, I see Slovakian women as a mix of Scandinavian and Slavic. I know, I know. Slovakia is nowhere near Scandinavia. Style and behaviour-wise, though, Slovakian girls can “feel” very Scandinavian.
Slovakia is a developed country where most girls work full-time and have high aspirations. Unlike Ukraine and some parts of Russia, there is less pressure to marry at an early age. These chicks are tough, they work hard, and they’re not raised much different than boys. Slovakian society places a heavy emphasis on working hard to improve yourself and provide for your family.
That being said, Slovakian girls are still very conservative. This is a Catholic country and most families are quite devout. Slut shaming is not even a concept most Slovakians understand. To them, it’s natural to judge a girl that is being immodest.
All in all, Slovakia is a weird little mix of traditional and modern values. Slovakian girls lack the urgency to marry and they’re not super keen on being girly, either. In some ways, traditional gender roles have been completely forgotten. When it comes right down to dating, though, most Slovakian girls are just as conservative as their Ukrainian and Russian counterparts.
In other words:
I mean, that’s not set in stone. Obviously, one night stands exist in Slovakia. The whole thing is kept a lot more hush-hush, though. Catholic values and all.
This is good news for you.
If you’re just a horny foreigner, you stand pretty great chances. Think like a local girl:
Just because Slovakian girls want to keep their pristine reputations, it doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy sex. Sometimes, you need it with no strings attached. Foreigners work super nice for that purpose.
But all that aside, Slovakian girls don’t generally look for flings. They’re all about relationships. Don’t even dare to ask if you’re “exclusive”. If you are dating, you’re exclusive. Asking implies that you’re fooling around with other people and it could cut your relationship short.
It’s the inside that counts. But people see your outside first. Slovak culture is still somewhat conservative (as you learned in the last paragraph). Take note and dress accordingly.
What does your blazer (or lack-there-of) have to do with conservative values?
The way that you present yourself, tells the world about who you are. If you decide to rock a bright yellow Tshirt and sandals over white socks, that is your prerogative. Don’t expect much luck with the Slovakian ladies, though.
Slovak people might not be into showing off but they can still spot tacky from miles away. When you look like a low-class fuckboy, don’t expect the high-value girls to notice you. There are two scenarios for your interaction with Slovakian girls:
People subconsciously judge you within the very first seconds of meeting you. This is the make-or-break moment with Slovakian girls. Whether you’re in it for some sexy time with no strings attached, for future wife hunting, the way you look is crucial.
The Slovakian style is all about low-key elegance.
Dressing in classical, high-quality garments is your first step to winning over a Slovakian girl.
No matter how much you love athleisure, go for Oxfords over sneakers. Most (if not all) women don’t care how pricey and “high-fashion” your sneaker is. To them, it’s the kind of shoe you wear to the gym. Showing up in gym attire to a date is an absolute no-go!
Your shirt is the next big thing. Don’t you even dare wear a cheap one! You can tell. The same goes for ties. A high-quality shirt (and a good watch) is one of the best investments you can make.
And don’t come to me with the “It’s not noticeable unless you look up close”. Firstly, yes, it is noticeable. Wearing cheap clothes gives your entire look a cheap feel. It’s not always something you can put your finger to. It is there, though.
Secondly… Don’t you want her to be up close? Exactly.
Buy a damn shirt. You won’t go broke.
Finally, for a good rule of thumb, think Tom Hiddleston. There is a reason he is such a sex symbol. The guy doesn’t have Chris Pratt’s muscles or Tom Hardy’s chiselled face. He’s not too unfortunate looking, yes, but his distinguishing feature is his… Overall charm? Britishness? A certain je-ne-sais-quoi?
Style plays a huge part in that. You can build “secret attraction” just by dressing well. When asked, girls won’t even be able to say what draws them to you. Great style+confidence and you’ll have any Slovakian chick fall for you!
We already touched on this a little bit. You need to make the right impression. If you’re taking out a high-value girl, a low-value date won’t do. Think of it as an investment.
Slovakian girls aren’t particularly superficial. The thing with Eastern European women only dating oligarchs is 100% a myth. They enjoy wining and dining as much as the next gal but quirky date ideas work, too. Originality, when used in moderation, can be your best friend.
Most Slovakian people are very outdoorsy. With all those mountains, stunning chateaux, caves, natural springs, and architectural wonders, you have a never-ending source of day trip options. Take her for a hike and picnic – unlike dinner and a movie, that would actually give you time to get to know each other.
For winter, ice skating is the activity of choice. Biology says that we associate adrenaline with love. Except, our memories don’t distinguish where the adrenaline came from. Bring your date somewhere that gets her blood pumping and she’ll associate the rush with you.
Overwhelmed with date options? Don’t ask her. Going in with something like “Hey, I don’t know any good restaurants around, where do you want to go?” puts her in a very uncomfortable position.
Don’t worry, I’ve got you. Take your pick from these tried and tested date venues.
While hardly authentic, BeAbout still offers the best hamburgers in Bratislava. It’s a favourite among locals and visitors alike. They have a slightly more upscale vibe – it’s still a burger joint but nice enough for a date.
BeAbout is great for low-key outings – a first Tinder date, for instance. It is more casual than a bona fide restaurant but it still has the dimmed lights and delicious food. Weirdly enough, they also serve great cocktails. At just 4 euros a pop, you can get drunk on a budget. I don’t recommend doing that in front of your date, though…
The epitome of classic and elegant, this venue is equally awesome for a lunch and a dinner date. They have special offers based on season – including some mouth-watering seafood options in summer. Get a table in the garden and be prepared to offer your jacket if it gets cold. Chivalry is key, remember?
I saved the best for last. Bratislava’s very own UFO is hard to miss. That weird, spaceship-shaped building houses one of the city’s most vibrant spaces. There is an observation deck you can visit (and I highly recommend that you do).
Much more important is the restaurant up on top. It offers the ultimate scenic view plus some quite decent food.
In summer, the embankment underneath turns into a “beach”. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset over the Danube river. With the castle right across, the lights of the city, and the great beer on the menu, there isn’t really any reason not to visit.
Friday and Saturday nights are for partying, with guest DJ’s rocking it up until sunrise.
In short, the UFO has it all!
So you followed my date advice and it all went smoothly. Where do you take it from here?
Navigating the first weeks/months of a new relationship is tricky. Even more so when it’s a foreign country and a different culture.
The best advice I ever got on the matter is:
You didn’t grow up Slovakian. Her experiences, values, and even random childhood memories would be very different than yours. Fortunately, opposites attract. Just because you had a drastically different upbringing, it doesn’t mean that you can’t find common ground.
In fact, I already know about one common ground:
You both like each other.
The tricky part is making it work in the long term. I’m a firm believer in laying solid foundations. So, if you’re genuinely interested in your Slovakian girl, make a point out of getting to know each other.
This is easy – you’re both interested in one another, remember? Just try not to get too caught up in the physical stuff. As fun and sexy as the beginning stages of a relationship may be, you want to use some of the time for non-bedroom activities.
Contrary to what dating sites would have you believe, compatibility is neither simple nor immediately obvious. This is exactly why you need to ask the good questions. As the Slovak proverb goes:
Desaťkrát meraj a potom strihaj.
Measure ten times before you cut once.
In the case of a new relationship, “measuring” means questions.
So what are some things that could help you decide?
The “why principle” is usually used for business. If you haven’t seen the TED talk, I highly recommend it – check it out here.
Anyway, that’s just where the expression comes from. When it comes to relationships, it means to be brutally honest with yourself and the other person about motives. I know half of the pick-up gurus would tell you to lure women in, instead of stating your intentions (or lack thereof) right off the bat. That might work for hookups.
When it comes to dating Slovakian girls, though, why is your most important question. Though Slovakia doesn’t have a very high density of gold-diggers, there are still quite a few. Don’t lie to yourself. If it feels too good to be true, it probably is.
The best answer to “Why do you want to be with me?” would involve family values and her vision of the future. If a Slovakian girl tells you that she can see herself with you in the future, you’re onto pure gold.
As mentioned above, it is important to draw the fling Vs. serious relationship line. Girls that want casual hookups, don’t want a relationship. They might date you for a little while, especially if you bring them to nice places. When you ask why they might mention having fun or attraction. They would never say anything about feeling safe, seeing themselves with you on the long run, etc.
The simple lesson is: Ask why or fall prey to gold-diggers.
Slovakia is a Catholic majority country. Women might be emancipated and independent but they’re still very much under the influence of their families.
If her dad hates you, so much for your Slovakian fairytale.
When a girl likes you enough, she’ll have you meet her family way earlier than expected. Don’t sweat it, it’s a great sign. If she doesn’t see you sticking for long, she’d hide you away from both relatives and friends. That is what you do with casual flings.
When a Slovakian chick is genuinely interested, she’d want to show you off. More importantly, she would also need her family’s second (and wiser) opinion. The good news are that she already hyped you up. I guarantee that her mom knows more details about your relationship than even you do. Don’t mess up first impressions:
Seriously, put yourself in her family’s shoes. What qualities would you like to see?
Mature, successful, and humble are right on top of the list. Unlike stereotypical American dads, Slovakian fathers don’t care if you can shoot a gun, play tennis, or how you vote. Prove that you are a respectful and respectable man, and you’ll have their approval.
A little trick here is to bring flowers. Not for the dad, obviously, bring flowers for her mom. Small acts of chivalry are all-telling. Respecting women and treating them right are two things that you definitely want to show. I mean, they are also two things that you definitely want to have, but I’ll assume you do. All you need now is to take an extra step to prove it.
Ultimately, though, don’t sweat it.
If they’re meant to hate you, they will. In most cases, they won’t. Slovak people are friendly and warm, especially toward foreigners. You already did the hard thing – you won your girl over. From here on out, it’s (almost) all fun. Congrats, tiger!
Slovakian girls are among the most beautiful in the world. Nothing nice ever comes easy, right? So, if you follow our tips, you are one step ahead of the game. Good luck and remember to share your field reports!
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