Romanian women are beautiful and feminine. What is there not to love about them? I bet that’s why you ended up here on this article.
Because you know they’re amazing, and you want to learn more about them. And today, I am here to help you exactly with that by sharing my thoughts on Romanian women.
I’ll start with a spoiler, saying that there’s really nothing to worry about as long as your Romanian lady is a genuine and not a scammer. But read on to know all the signs and insider’s notes.
Looks And Maintenance of Romanian Women
Eastern Europeans get a reputation for being high-maintenance, and it’s not all myth. Romanian girls are no exception.
The average girl in Romania probably spends twice, if not three times as much time on her looks as her Western counterparts. And she sure as heck spends a much bigger part of her income on beauty.
Go in prepared and you will not be surprised when she looks a tad (or like a lot) different without makeup than she did when you first met. Usually and fortunately, she’ll still be beautiful!
But Is it All Lies with Romanian Girls?
A common complaint among men is that makeup is somehow false advertisement. While you are as entitled to your opinion as Romanian women are to their beauty routine, that is pretty much not true.
First off, girls do makeup, dress nicely, and wear extensions to feel good and look good. Yes, it is “for themselves” as well… and it is also for guys.
When it comes to Romanian women, though, they do it because it’s about showing status.
You are welcome to reflect on how the poorest nations have the most affinity for showing off and living beyond their means. But my point here is different:
Romanian Women Are Not Professional Husband Hunters
Unlike what some Eastern European dating websites would have you believe, Romanian girls are not desperate for finding a man.
They are not opposed to the idea, either, in fact nearly all want a family and the sooner, the better.
But unlike other nations, Romanians are not as concerned with the gender imbalance and the lack of high-value men.
Romanian women are modern and many of them start to feel more independent than ever.
Sure, there’s still a bit of a patriarchal feeling when you get here, with the man being the “head of the family” but this doesn’t mean in any way that Romanian women are not independent.
So don’t expect to come here, flaunting your foreigner status and have a line of women waiting to meet you just because of that. Yes, there are some for whom this matters (more about this below), but the genuine, real Romanian lady won’t really care where you come from and how rich you are.
(By the way, you can meet Romanian women on this website.)
A Very Romanian Relationship
So Romanian women might not be super desperate about finding a husband before 25, but they are all about being in a relationship.
The whole Romanian culture is mostly about longer-term, stable relationships. People get paired up in serious, committed couples very young – and they pretty much do everything together.
Shopping, going to parties, working out, vacations – everything is better with a partner.
I think this is a consequence of people jumping into relationships young, but Romanian women will not miss out on life just because they now have a boyfriend.
She will not give up Friday night at her favorite club but she won’t say it’s ‘girl-only’, either.
In fact, women in Romania rarely go to the club completely unaccompanied. So, expect your future Romanian darling to bring you to a lot of her favorite bars and clubs. Of course, this is person-specific. Clubs are not everyone’s scene but…
Romanian Women Love to Party
Romanians love their nights out, much more than Westerners. Those social awkwardness jokes that rule Western Twitter and Instagram?
Romanians don’t really get them. In fact, a trip to Romania might feel like going into a 90s high-school movie, even if you are way past that age.
Women, especially young women, are all about status and popularity.
Although this is most visible in high schools and universities, it continues well into their adult years.
Looking, feeling, and being the popular girl never goes out of style. Which is exactly why everyone (or 99.9% to be fair to those who are Romanian and a bit antisocial) goes clubbing or to at least some sort of party / pub / event.
A Romanian party will have people within a much larger age range than you would imagine. There will be women in their 40s and teenagers, too. Absolutely no problem with that.
Meeting The Parents
But it’s not all party and clubs. As I said, there’s still a bit of traditionalism left in Romania and meeting the parents will happen sooner rather than later.
Way too soon, way too serious than you might be expecting. I was surprised when my Romanian girlfriend took me to meet her parents (a basically unofficial visit to her home) after 2-3 weeks after starting our relationship.
Dating for just a couple of weeks is enough for her to ask you to meet mom and dad in many occasions. Since she probably lives with them, it might even happen earlier. That’s the way things are.
Romanian women are much more relaxed about introducing you to their family. People, in general, are much more family-oriented and family-loving around here.
There is no ‘Maybe I should call mom… in a couple of weeks!’ Both men and women tend to live with their parents until they are married – sometimes even after.
Even if they go to a different city for school or work, they visit regularly and are very close to their entire extended family.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that Romanian women are not ones to shy away from introducing you to their parents. The usual rules for impressing them apply.
Look polished, bring a gift, and avoid politics. Also, expect copious amounts of food to be served. Romanian mothers take pride in feeding their children (plus anyone they bring in their home) the best food in the world. And the truth is that Romanian food is awesome!
Gold Digging, Minorities, And The Living Standard
There is no going around the fact that Romania is one of the poorest countries in Europe. Things are improving at a rapid pace, but this is still true.
A problem people often mention is there is a very small middle class. You are either wealthy or very poor.
Yes, maybe by Western standards most families live below the poverty line. Not all of them are starving, though.
Life is much cheaper in Romania (a cool surprise for Westerners). Even if your date makes in a year what you make in just a couple of months, that doesn’t mean she is in financial trouble.
That being said, there is still a poverty problem in Romania. The country has a huge Roma community, largely unintegrated and sometimes openly discriminated against.
These are also the least well-off people (in the general case). Roma neighborhoods tend to have a higher crime rate and the living standard there could truly be shocking.
And, along with poverty, various other problems arise. I know this is supposed to be a fun article on the joys of dating Romanian women but you just can’t ignore these issues.
But fortunately, you won’t have to deal with this. Keep your eyes open, though. Some girls might be out there just for the love of money, trying to squeeze some extra for them and their family. Just watch for the common sense signs of a scammer and you will be fine.
First off, that you should not look down on people. That is just a general life tip. But it’s also Romanian women’s biggest pet peeve.
Just because they are from a less developed country doesn’t mean they spent their childhood starving or that they would marry the first foreigner that comes their way just to get away.
At the same time, be a bit extra cautious. Gold diggers and aspiring sugar babies are abundant in Romania.
These are very real issues for women in Romania. Don’t underestimate them. A bit of common sense would be nice, too.
It’s not an unsafe country as long as you’re not being an idiot. Other than that, have fun meeting and dating Romanian women – they are great and they get better the more you get to know them.
And if you’re looking for some off the beaten path places for meeting them, check out my previous article sharing some smaller cities where you can meet genuine Romanian women.