Navigating numerous social conventions that are intrinsic to dating is already difficult enough in your own language and country, taking this endeavour abroad could add a couple extra layers of potential awkwardness.
But if you heart just skipped a beat for someone Polish, don’t worry.
Here are seven tips that will help you break the ice. Showing up late is a sign of disrespect and will not sit well with your date.
Most Poles would wait for 15 minutes before calling it quits, a custom which has its origin in academic life.
When it comes to giving presents to Polish people there are some small things you should know.
In general, Poles get embarrassed when given a overly expensive gift.
Other gift giving occasions are birthdays, name days (the birth date of the saint they are named after) and Christmas.
Toasts are always made with hard liquor such as vodka, and the host should always be the one to make the first toast.
Business etiquette When it comes to business customs, Poland is not that different from other European countries.
Although less common now, even a kiss on the hand of a lady as a way of greeting is a Polish custom. Arriving late is considered bad manners and poor etiquette.
To address Poles properly you need to use “Pan” for men and “Pani” for women together with their surname.