This undoubtedly stems from the very defined gender roles in Serbian culture, which are also particularly noticeable when it comes to the dating dress code.Here, it seems you are either a masculine man or a feminine woman. Men tend to have a rugged edge and would never be seen wearing skinny jeans, while women don't hold back on anything, their appearances meticulously put together with hair done, nails painted and makeup perfectly applied.
“There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection.It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection.Under no circumstances can the food be omitted.” ― Judith Martin “The invention of the teenager was a mistake. women were brought up to have only one set of manners.Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don't have to pay taxes - naturally, no one wants to live any other way.” ― Judith Martin “. A woman was either a lady or she wasn't, and we all know what the latter meant.As for my friends from outside of Serbia, they mainly just want to know if Serbian men are similar to Russians... In Serbia, it seems traditional dating customs hold strong, manners are not forgotten and chivalry is not dead.
Perhaps I am used to the norms of London living, but I am always surprised and impressed when here there is no discussion on splitting the bill and your date always makes sure you get home safe.Southern dinner and table manners are used for formal dinners, like when you're meeting your beux's parents for the first time, holidays, when courting and always at Sunday dinner.There is a unique set of manners used for courting a belle. We still sometimes employ these manners at formal dinners in the South, but probably not as much when you're bringing your date to an Applebees or even on Sunday dinners anymore.During the customary introductions, she told us she was here as part of her university studies, and over the next six weeks would be conducting an anthropological study into the Serbian dating scene.On that note, she wanted to know if we had any single male Serbian friends interested in taking her out. With no 'data collection samples’ to suggest, we watched her wander off, no doubt in search of an eligible case study.A friend and I were recently in a café in my neighbourhood when a young Canadian girl approached us and introduced herself.