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is it really that difficult in Cyprus...

Postby pbm32 » Sat Oct 23, 2004 10:20 pm

...for a foreign guy to meet cypriot women? I was over at the weekend as I am due to go over at the end of the year and was astonished by how attractive the women are....but i hear locals and non locals dont mix. Is this true? does anyone know of any English/Irish guys who have cypriot girlfriends/wives,if so how does it work out?
Seems a shame. Not all of us english guys are obsessed with beer , football and fighting..some of us have good jobs, good morals and a good nature. Would be nice to learn your language too, if only I had a nice teacher.... :D
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Postby brother » Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:44 am

there are a lot of cypriot women married to other nationals its that in there own backyard they are under a lot of pressure to marry there own, but do not let this put you off, its all about the chace and the end result is usually worth it.

And for the record most cypriot men love to drink and talk BS, so not to worry about the alcohol bit too.
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Postby rotate » Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:44 pm

I'm an Englishman married to a Cypriot. Met in the UK whilst we were both studying. Future mother-in-law in Cyprus passed out when my then girl friend told her she wanted to marry an Englishman. Good as gold after that, treated me better than her own children and their husbands/wives.

A couple of shocks after we were married, Priest came to bless the marriage bed at six in the morning, while we were still in it!
All the Cypriots wondered if I was ok (if you know what I mean) because we decided against having children for a couple of years after getting married. Plenty more but I would have to write a book to relate them all.
Nothing nasty just a little bewildering at first.

The film 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' is not as far fetched as you may think, but if you are lucky enough to meet a Cypriot girl dont fight the differences just look at life from a different perspective.

I was once asked by some English friends what it was like to be married to a foreigner? My reply was that 'as I had never been married to an English woman I could'nt say'.
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Postby cannedmoose » Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:56 pm

rotate wrote:I'm an Englishman married to a Cypriot. Met in the UK whilst we were both studying. Future mother-in-law in Cyprus passed out when my then girl friend told her she wanted to marry an Englishman. Good as gold after that, treated me better than her own children and their husbands/wives.

A couple of shocks after we were married, Priest came to bless the marriage bed at six in the morning, while we were still in it!
All the Cypriots wondered if I was ok (if you know what I mean) because we decided against having children for a couple of years after getting married. Plenty more but I would have to write a book to relate them all.
Nothing nasty just a little bewildering at first.

The film 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' is not as far fetched as you may think, but if you are lucky enough to meet a Cypriot girl dont fight the differences just look at life from a different perspective.

I was once asked by some English friends what it was like to be married to a foreigner? My reply was that 'as I had never been married to an English woman I could'nt say'.


I'm in the same boat as 'rotate'. I'm English and married to a Cypriot. However, I've had the red carpet treatment since day one, probably because her parents are not what I would label as 'village Cypriots'. They both lived in the UK for a number of years and accepted me straight away. Even her elderly grandparents have accepted me completely as a grandchild (and also as a godson since they Christened me Orthodox too!) :angel:

Thankfully no priest darkened our bed before the wedding, although I was ritually shaved by her uncle that morning... crazy Cypriot, very little English, very sharp razor... :shocked: . Wedding was also utterly mad, well over 1,000 people in attendance followed by 15 rounds of zivania at the party afterwards... needless to say everyone was slightly worse for wear next morning :?

I would reiterate what 'rotate' has said about My Big Fat Greek Wedding as it does ring true in so many respects: cousins teaching me swear-words, uncles jokingly telling me "treat her well or we'll treat you well..." and being chased around with brains and eyes on a fork at our engagement party. :eyecrazy:

Things are going so well that my parents are also emigrating to Cyprus, so ultimately the two families have also merged as a result.

Although it's worked out in my case, I'm not sure this is how all examples would work. Cypriots are very welcoming of foreigners, but not all would be so welcoming of a foreigner in the family. Many of my wife's friends parents would baulk at the idea of them returning with a non-Cypriot. Attitudes are changing, but the insular character remains. Also, with Brits particularly, the perception of many Cypriots derives from the Ayia Napa crowd - i.e. beer swilling, pot-bellied idiots :roll: . Hopefully 'rotate' and I can do something to change their minds!

Anyway, enough of my heart-warming life story, sounds like an American made-for-tv weepy film. :roll:
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Postby sk » Sun Feb 06, 2005 1:09 am

hehe, i dont think is hard to meet cypriot girls,but since u will meet them in cyprus,try to be a traditional british gentleman rather than a modern english guy!!!!
two very good friends of mine are british and one of them is determined to get married with a cypriot girl because he needs a woman who knows how to cook according to him.....(not sure though if most cypriot girls cook ,usually their grandmothers cook)
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Postby brother » Sun Feb 06, 2005 2:47 pm

Is he in for a surprise if he hits a cypriot girl with that mentality.
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Postby fallen » Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:31 pm

Cypriot Girls/Women are a bit bitchy and difficult to get. I mean, they are bitchy and tease Cypriots a lot. But when u manage to get 'em, they're wonderful. hehe
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Postby Webbie » Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:01 am

No offence, but from what I have seen the majority of Cypriots (male and female) take themselves far too seriously. They walk around with their faces like smacked arses and NEVER seem to have a laugh about anything.

Again, I will wager that everybody will disagree and have a pop at me for saying this, but it is the truth (something a lot of members seem to want to hide from when it comes to the downside of Cyprus life).

As for having to work at being accepted into somebody's family - no way should anybody have to actually work at this.........for the crime of being from the UK and daring to want to marry a Cypriot? It is a disgrace and very racist that you people actually put up with this nonesense!

Do Greeks have to "work" at being accepted into a UK family? NO! Why? We are now in the year 2005 and that sort of bullsh*t died out years ago. Another little problemo with Cyprus, dragging their heels about coming out of the dark ages!
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Postby jippii » Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:01 pm

where did u meet the girls was it in Cyprus or in ur country????
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Postby Marina2005 » Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:52 pm

No offence, but from what I have seen the majority of Cypriots (male and female) take themselves far too seriously. They walk around with their faces like smacked arses and NEVER seem to have a laugh about anything.


So whats better, walking around like a slapper laughing loudly with a fag hanging out the side of your mouth or trying to be a bit more serious!
I personally think that most Cypriot girls carry themselves very well, don't forget that Cyprus is small and the last thing a girl wants is to get "labelled" something she is n't just because you think that they should be walking down the street in party mode 24/7!
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