How Are Romanian Girls Different From Other Eastern European Women?

Eastern Europe

Romanian girls are not exactly the first that pops to mind when you think of Eastern Europe.

Russia? Yes.

Ukraine? Absolutely.

Serbia and Bulgaria? Not as much, but still yes.

Romania, however, remains largely ignored by lovers of all things Eastern Europe.

And I am not blaming you, either. Romanian girls are not like other Eastern European women.

Granted, they may be similar (or at least more similar than any Western woman could hope to be), but definitely not the same. So what exactly makes women in Romania so different? I’m glad you asked.

Panslavism (Or A Fancy Way To Say ‘I Love My Tribe’)

I don’t know how familiar you are with ethnic groups in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Judging by the game shows I have seen Stateside (which are way more than anyone should see), no too familiar. Basically, Slavs are the major ‘tribe’.

Technically speaking:

Slavs are an Indo-European ethno-linguistic group, who speak various Slavic languages of the Balto-Slavic language group.

That is from Wikipedia. They first appeared in written history around the 6th century. They probably came from somewhere in Eastern Europe/Western Asia. We only learned about them when the Germanic tribes started migrating. Slavs settled at those abandoned lands fleeing the Huns and their allies. When the Byzantines realized they have a bunch of people at the border, it was a bit too late. The Slavs were there to stay.

Modern-day Slavic people are:

Romanians are not on that list. They speak a Romance language and are ethnically different. When Pan-Slavism came about during the 19th century, it emphasized the common heritage and values of Slavic people. The Balkans were the main focus, as Slavs there were still oppressed.

Sadly, Pan-Slavism failed Slavs in the Balkans big time. Both the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union used it as a political tool. There are many examples of atrocities that happened thanks to that. The creation and existence of Yugoslavia (and it’s consequent separation which claimed thousands of lives) is one of them.

Either way, that is an entirely different article.


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Romanians vs Slavs

Slavic people, love it or hate it, have had the tendency of sticking together. Romanians are not included in that. Although cultures have fused together and theirs has a lot of Slavic features, Romanians are still a separate ethnic group with a different language and heritage. Or, to quote Wikipedia once again:

The Romanians are an Romance ethnic group native to Romania that share a common Romanian culture, ancestry, and speak the Romanian language.

The most obvious difference between Romanian girls and other women in Eastern Europe is the language.

If anything, you will have it much “easier” if you try to learn Romanian. It is very similar to Spanish, French, and Portuguese. I hope you are lucky enough to have learned at least one of these.

Where Did Romanians Come From?

So I gave you a pretty extensive origin story for Slavic people but they are not even the subject of this article. How did Romanians end up on the Balkan peninsula? Well, there are two theories.

The Daco-Roman continuity theory says they come from the ancient Dacians, which inhabited these lands before the Romans came to conquer. These indigenous tribes were Romanized and eventually morphed into what is now known as Romanians. This would make Romanians one of the oldest nations on the peninsula.

The south-of-the-Danube origin theory says it wasn’t the Dacians at all. It goes that Romans moved northward across the Danube river into modern-day Romania. These ancestors were a combination of Romans and Romanized peoples of Illyria, Moesia and Thrace. In other words, not locals.

Finally, there is genetics. Surprisingly enough, Romanians are not as genetically different to their Slavic neighbours as it may seem at first. This genetic affinity is not reflected in the language, though.

In other words, Romanian girls may look like Slavic girls, but don’t you dare equate their culture to Slavic culture.

Romanian Vs Eastern European Looks

Girls in Eastern Europe try harder. This is true for both Slavic and Romanian women. Both are naturally gorgeous but they also put a lot of effort in their looks.

Romanian girls tend to be darker than other Eastern Europeans. The gypsy community is much larger in Romania, too. There is still a lot of stigma against them, but gypsies are becoming more integrated into Romanian society. Even if we’re talking ethnic Romanians, though, they usually have light brown to olive skin and shiny black or hazelnut hair.

Naturally, that is.

Romanian women often go blonde. Thankfully, fashion has been shifting toward more natural hues. The days of platinum blonde hair and black eyebrows are over. Which makes Romanian girls all the more attractive.

When it comes to facial structure, Romanians have larger features. Think Penelope Cruz or Kat Dennings, not Taylor Swift.

Almost all Romanian girls have big, almond-shaped eyes and full lips. Romanian women are on the curvier side, too. They are not as frail and girlish as their Slavic counterparts. Although, they do work hard at the gym to keep fit so they are not fatties either.


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Beauty Is Power

This is universal throughout Eastern Europe. Women here work harder to look good. They do their hair, put make-up on, wear flattering clothes, get their nails done, tan, never miss their cosmetologist appointments, etc.

Romanian girls favour more revealing, body-hugging styles of clothes than Slavic ones. They are also edgier in their sense of style. Bright red lipstick is not uncommon on the streets of Bucharest, and neither are other bold choices. Take note before you smooch. Lipstick stains are not as sexy as they are claimed to be.

In the gym, Romanian women emphasize strength, rather than slimness. They aren’t big on diets but they do work out a lot. Most are the perfect mixture of curvy and toned.

Independence of Romanian Girls

Romanian girls are raised to be independent. They value education and work hard on building a career. The gold-diggers and aspiring trophy wives are an exception, definitely not the rule.

In a typical Romanian family both partners work full-time. Grandparents are usually around to watch the kids. If not, it is daycare for 8 hours every day.

This is the family model that Romanian girls grew up with. These fierce females will not expect you to provide while they watch soap operas and get their nails done.

Romanian Girls Are Caring, Too

Romanian women have a life of their own. But that does not mean they are not caring and devoted to their partners and families.

Romania has a very couple-friendly culture. Date night is a must, even after kids, and so is looking pretty for your husband. There might be some exceptions but most Romanian women will never let themselves go.


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Have I Told You About That Cuisine…

Here is a confession:

At first, I hated Romanian food with passion. 

It was weird, the textures were funky, I did not recognize most of the products used, not to mention it all smelled a little too unusual for my liking. And I wasn’t the only one. Before my first trip to Romania, a buddy warned me that ‘You will love the place, and hate the food. Bring Oreos in bulk if you don’t want to starve’.

I am now a reformed Romanian food hater. Get yourself a Romanian girlfriend and you can be one, too.

You can’t get a real feel of what Romanian cuisine is like in a restaurant. Homemade will always be light years ahead. Lucky for you, Romanian women are also caring girlfriends and wives. You will never be without Mămăligă, Pilaf, or Tochitură wine and pork stew ever again.

Settling Down With A Romanian

Eastern European people get married early. Romanians, too, but not that early. Most girls only consider settling down after they get a degree, and perhaps get started on a career. Unlike Russians, who are happy to get married as teens.

Since Romanian girls get into serious relationships later in life, they are not the party enthusiast wives you might expect. Granted, Romanians love fun but settling down usually means you have your craziest years behind you.

Russian and Ukrainian girls, on the other hand, are notorious for their love of the party scene, even after marriage.

The other thing that makes long-term relationships with Romanian girls different is their willingness to move out. Eastern European girls, in general are often happy to relocate for love. With Romanians, you would be hard-pressed to find a woman that will not consider it.

Two very obvious reasons for that:

  • Long-term equals absolute commitment for Romanian girls.
  • The country is not doing so well economically. Moving abroad means choosing a better life for herself and her future children.

What do you think makes Romanian girls different? Have you dated one, or maybe are you currently with a Romanian? Give us all the details in the comments below.

PS: Meet Romanian girls and browse the Balkan beauty section of International Cupid.

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[…] Eastern Europeans get a reputation for being high-maintenance,and it’s not all myth. Romanian girls are no exception. […]

Richard August 30, 2018

Romanian women are well out on their own when considering a perfect partner or wife. Romanian women are generally close allies, family loving and fiercely defensive mothers. Romanian women have an inner strength rarely found in women of other nations, they are generally smarter, more reliable and much more womanly.

If you are a heterosexual man who truly loves women, and will be prepared to respect and honour your commitment to a wife and family, then a Romanian woman will generally give you a life of pure gold.

As you might have guessed, I absolutely adore Romanian women.

Guy December 18, 2019

I have been living as an expat in Romania for 4 years because Romanian women are definitely the very best there is, and yes I live in Moscow too for 2 years and love it but Romanian women are in my personal list top. I agree with your statements 80%, only because your description of a Romanian woman features is limited. Yes it is true that most of them are having black hair, but that is only because so many of their natural blondes are dying their hair to mainly black. You can see it in their blonde hair roots coming out. What I have learned is that in spite there actually being a certain features that could describe a considerable number of their population, it doesn’t apply to the majority of them. This coupled with their extraordinary language skills, means that so many Romanians abroad are taken for locals in Western countries. They have all the natural eye and hair colors, as well as mostly fair complexity. But the best about Romanian women is in their heart, they give their all for their man and their family.

    Liliah July 24, 2020

    This was such a heartwarming comment. As a romanian girl, who has always been afraid to express her origins abroad, due to fear of discrimination, your message made me smile. In regards to the skin complexion, maybe 70% of the girls get really tanned during summer time, like 2-3, even 4 nuances. The rest (me included) either get a bit red or do not tan at all. I am still as white as a paper sheet, even after 5 days sunbathing. Yes, I have natural brunette hair, hazel eyes, white skin and a slight sun allergy. Nope, not a vampire, even though I look like one. Cheers!

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