This duality is still present, so the rules pointed out below not always apply. Handshake is a safe and always acceptable way of greeting women in Poland. Finally, you can use a touch-free option for greeting Polish women (or women general for that matter) - just say hi, smile and nod.
Lean forward, smile and shake hands firmly, with affection, but not-too-strong! “Just say hi” however is a bad way of meeting your Polish date!
So, in general, yes, you are expected to pay, but don’t be pushy or macho, and if she wants, let her share the bill with you. If you don't like something about her now, you never gonna like it in the future. Fortunately there are millions of beautiful Polish Women on this planet - sooner or later you'll find the right one. There is a plenty of Polish language schools for foreigners in Poland and abroad – especially in the UK.
Overconfidence and bragging, especially about money, will get you nowhere with most Polish women. You may also look for a private tutor – there are lots of Polish native speakers in Western Europe and America.
Always, and I mean ALWAYS, order or cook more than you can possibly eat because your stick-thin Polish girlfriend will inevitably develop the appetite of a blue whale the moment her anxiously selected ‘small salad’ arrives. You can kiss other women She has female friends and it’s perfectly acceptable, in fact encouraged, for you to kiss all of them up to three times every time you see them. She’s smarter than you are The Polish education system is a marvel and good education is respected above almost everything else here.
Exactly where you put your hands while you are doing this is a issue I have yet to resolve successfully. Chances are that your Polish girlfriend not only speaks English, German, and Russian (how many languages do you speak) but also has a pretty good grasp of a lot of things that you slept through at school.
Just remember, when dating a Polish woman, it’s never wrong to offer getting the bill. If you don’t like the your Polish woman speaks or dresses, find another Polish woman, there are millions of them. I used the word ‘start’ deliberately, because the process of learning Polish language never really ends, also for native speakers.
If she refuses, ask, – ‘are you sure’ - and try not to insist beyond that point, but obviously use your own judgment; after all if the place is expensive and it was your idea to come here, you should insist… Don’t make fun of her, her friends or family members. Yes, it's pretty difficult but very rewarding - even a few words in Polish will bring you lots of sympathy.
Then come back to Polish and write an article about how it worked.
This one is controversial, since independent and professional Polish woman may not like the idea of a man paying the entire bill.
However most Polish women are of traditional background and they will appreciate your good manners. Be honest and stand up to your convictions if necessary.
You’re only hope is to pretend that such things ‘aren’t considered important in Western culture’ and shrug until she buys it.
Polish dating isn’t that much different from British dating, American dating or German dating.Love is an intense feeling of deep affection that’s unlike any other emotion.