For those who do date, it is common for a man to pay for the woman during a date. However, the prevalence of such practice decreases as the seriousness of the woman increases. Women who are into one-night stands far more often accept or even demand such arrangements and also gifts than women who are into serious relationships. In some cases, this "payment for a woman" is a thinly-veiled form of prostitution. In Lithuanian dating websites, one may find women profiles where sex is listed among the interests and "gifts", "richness" or "sponsorship" are among the preferred "qualities" of a man.
Often, the "price" such women expect is high and, on the higher tiers, may include demands for gifted cars and expensive jewelry. The women who effectively "sell themselves" long-term this way, are known in Lithuanian as "barracudas", usually a derogatory term. Their boyfriends and sometimes even husbands are, typically, rich men who seek a pretty and often younger girl beside them. Foreigners are a common target of the barracudas as well, as they are believed to have wages high enough to satisfy their tastes.
If a long-term relationship is a goal and "barracudas" are to be avoided, it may be advisable to avoid the situation where a man pays for a woman altogether. Lithuanian men like to say that Lithuanian girls are the prettiest in the world. Indeed their looks are not that far away from the Hollywood-inspired global ideal: Furthermore, a significant part of Lithuanian girls and younger women follow the so-called fyfa style that emphasizes their femininity high heels, heavy makeup even for Saturday shopping.
All this together made Lithuania a popular destination for foreign men to seek dates. That said, it is no longer the early s when many Lithuanian girls believed every foreigner to be rich and famous. There have been many sad public stories about Lithuanian girls who discovered something very different than they expected after moving abroad suffering abuse and losing their children after divorce due to laws preferring local citizens in custody battles.
We're northern and therefore more reserved. This also depends on what kind of girl she is, so I might be completely wrong. Just avoid being superficial and be you, and if enough things match between you two it will work out. This was helpful as well, thank you.
I know how to connect with another person but there are those subtle things like certain cultures preferring men to be more aggressive vs more passive. For example and I'm about to generalize like a mfer the same behavior that would seem way too aggressive to someone from Japan would seem like you were uninterested to someone from south America.
If you are serious, I would suggest reading up about Lithuania a bit geographic location, capital, president, etc. There is a stereotype, that americans don't know about anything besides their own country - could be nice to bust that one. And also maybe try avoiding mentioning Russia in the same sentence with Lithuania. Could not be true for her, but its often a sensitive topic. Yes I'm pretty well cultured for an American, so I know the basics. We actually did talk about Russia. I happened to be learning Russian just because I'm studying aerospace and they're a major player but I'm not so dense that I think everything east of France is Russia, but I am aware of the stereotype.
Personally, I blame Mississippi. This might come in handy https: Just a random russian dude, who was born in Lithuania, trying to help out. Sorry for the no "Lithuanian chick expert" side of me. Don't be an annoying cheerful twat. It's generally liked here when you act in accordance with how you actually feel. I feel that's one major cultural difference. I tend to not be, generally speaking, but that's only based on my frame of reference here. I know the annoyingly cheerful type and no es bueno. She is surely someone special since you want to pursue some kind of future with her even though she is on the other side of the planet.
They are something special, though, those Lithuanian girls. Anyways, I don't know much about American dating culture but I think, for example, that the Scandinavian dating scene is different from the Lithuanian. In Scandinavia it is praised to live the sex and the city life when you are in your twenties while I find Lithuanians to be much more relationship oriented.
They are more conservative when it comes to dating. I don't know if it's a Lithuanian thing but you should gift her only an odd number of flower because we give even numbers to dead people: The first 2 points are stereotypes, alright, who cares, but the third one is complete bullshit.
Unlike many other places in the world marriage in Lithuania can be done without religious interference in the town hall. Me and several of my friends have done this. Thanks, I knew the first two were whatever but I was raised catholic so it wouldn't have been the worst thing in the world if it was true and religious things like that are true way too often, even and maybe especially here but thanks for debunking it.
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Sorry for any typos. August 15, at 1: That depends on what the girl likes. August 16, at 1: How does that sound? Excluding the fact that Fontainebleau is a little far from Paris and its palace is a little bus ride away from the railway station. August 23, at 6: My buddy is going to have a heart attack when he reads this, he was planning to go to Lithuania to hunt for women. And Prague not only has Czech women but also Russian and Ukrainian, so voila!
October 25, at 5: April 3, at 2: I am glad you guys not coming as we not some kind cheep material for the western rich spoiled guys ,we have some pride. May 1, at 5: I am a guy from the northern part of India. I met my Lithuanian girlfriend before 4 years and she is just amazing and well cultured. We live together today and will be getting married within next 2 years. What I found out within this time which we spent together, is that Lithuania has its own unique culture and much different than Russia or even Latvia.
Lithuanian woman is feminine, pretty, well cultured, independent and confident in herself. Rather I am happy to be with one and appreciate what I have. In my belief every girl around the world is same. What she needs is love, respect, space and someone who can put in his trust in her. April 6, at 3: If we are so bad, then why visit Lithuania? April 8, at 7: April 11, at 4: Plus, if you do not have a genuine interest in their culture, you are wasting your time and theirs. I am french from russian origins and i often travel in Russia to practice russian and spend time with friends.
Ok, there are a bit more attractive girls there than in France, but remember that paris is where all the most beautiful girls from Europe goes like London. The difference is that girls in Paris are bit more feminist, and will be more exigent in the relationship, but still way less than scandinavian and Germans.
Most of the girls you will meet there and accept to move out the country with you will leave you as soon as they will get what they want. The good ones are the ones who do not want to leave the country and i bet you guys do not plan to learn estonian. There are many very rich guys in Moscow and many guys spending outrageously to make their girlfriend happy in this country.
It is something cultural. Even though more girls in Russia are entrepreneurs and have high corporate positions than in any other country in Europe, men do provide and spare no expenses for their girlfriends, which is quite a great deal of difference with the west where many couple split the bills. April 27, at Because most foreigners are intellectualy mediocre. And only stupid girls sleep with stupid. July 5, at 5: May 26, at People are working like slaves in here and still cannot live with dignity.
Everyone is depressed because they have to count pennies. Except rich monopolists or politicians. As women we have strict values and we respect ourselves, knowing our worth. There was a few times when man who were foreigners tried pulling me to the dancefloor without politely asking for a dance or were having a narcissistic attitude.
What I have found though, is that Baltic women can be very trainable. Something casual, something smart, clothes that you feel comfortable in. Quite honestly, I found the ladies in Estonia to be the most beautiful in all of E. Totally agree, you need to live in Lithuania to really select the good out of the tons of garbage. They typical trap is tell you that they wanna a baby, even without being married. Julia Teslenko July 7, at 6:
You have to treat us with respect if you want to be treated the same way. Then we will be warm and gentle. I always love meeting new people, despite their race or gender, everyone is interesting in their own special way. I am an ukrainian girl living in UK. I am in war with a lithuanian girl who stole me the UK guy with whom I was flirting. She is a supermodel and I cannot compete with her.
I cannot accept this situation. I want to die when I see them kissing each other in front of me. I am sure she will leave him for another richer guy. I hate her a lot. For her fault , this guy not even says me hello. April 25, at 1: Such a stupid provokation against ukrainian People , i think some jelous lithianian have write that ,and so tall body is also not very Good for me short girls are much more cute. Now about Lithuanian girls. I think Lithuanian girls have more similarities with Polish and Belarusian girls, neither to Latvian or Scandinavian, but are more shy, and I like it. Lots of jobless, more than thousand, huge emigration, totally corruption, lots of stupidity among politicians, stupid russophobia, econimical idiotism, pseudodemocracy sic!
We miss real socialism, not Soviet-like, but Scandinavian-like. December 29, at 2: I appreciate your post. I rarely respond to these websites however stumbled across yours and was intrigued. I have never been to Lithuania appears I missed out , however, would like to share a perspective with you, that you may, or may not find interesting.
I spent a great deal of time in the Ukraine back in when working as an engineering consultant with the Senior Architectural Project Manager during the planning and development of the Ocean Plaza Mall located in Kiev. This was not my first sojourn however, as I have been traveling the globe between projects for several years I am a structural engineer , now retired and will be residing in Lviv, Ukraine for the remainder of my days after finalizing my messy divorce here at home.
A little about myself, I am American, son of an American father and Ukrainian mother. I am now 52 years old, however, first traveled to Ukraine will keep this to E. Europe in when I was I travelled alone, added to the adventure. It was a different world then, social media still in the infancy stages, etc. They were still unfamiliar with Americans, and would even stop and stare in the streets of Kiev when I would walk by — or stop me and ask a 1, questions, especially once they found I spoke their dialect.
I remember looking back, asking myself how they knew I was an American? The ladies have never been an issue, home or abroad. They were absolutely not an issue in Ukraine back in Especially Kiev, Odessa and Sevastopol. I remember being in a club in Odessa, and the women actually competing over my attention. Everyone wanted to know more about the American, especially one who could communicate effortlessly.
If I were searching for a mate back then, I would have seriously considered Sevastopol or Lviv. Sevastopol in particular seemed to have beautiful, tall, tanned ladies brimming from every corner. I also remember the ladies in Sevastopol and Lviv smiling more than the other cities. I also remember the cost of goods and restaurants was unbelievably inexpensive. As with all Russians, they were suspicious in nature, however their curiosity overcame their natural apprehensiveness. The only pessimism I remember from this early trip, were a couple of cantankerous encounters with men over 40 had a couple of major spats that came very close to leading to something more , however found the younger generation more inquisitive and accepting.
The other negative experience, I had were with a couple of gold-diggers wanting to bounce me pole-to-pole for expensive entertainment. Once I understood their game, they were quickly kicked to the curb. There were several subsequent visits to the Ukraine after this, but nothing to rival this first visit. When working on the Ocean Plaza Mall project, I was only able to tour about Kiev working hour days , however, it has taken on a completely different vibe if you will re: Americans from my earlier visit.
No longer did runway model types stop on the street with their girlfriends, smile and giggle when you walked by.
It had been a little-big city, it was now an international city of stature. The only indifference I could say which was a bonus was being able to gain entry into some of the more exclusive clubs in Kiev i. On occasion, my team and I would frequent these clubs and my advice to them once we neared the front entrance, was begin conversing in English loudly that the doorman could hear them. This would almost assure entry as Ukrainian belief is that traveling Americans and their money are easily parted. Actually, we later became well acquainted with the manager of the Sky Bar, Vadim.
He also always provided valuable insight on the lay of the land and the ladies within the club. Quite honestly, I found the ladies in Estonia to be the most beautiful in all of E. The Estonian ladies are strikingly similar to the Norwegian ladies and smile more. Do not get me wrong, anyone who has traveled knows there are no more beautiful women in the world than those found in Stockholm and Oslo. Of course, they would absolutely have more luck getting laid in Poland. When in Nikolaev, I had lunch with a lady who confessed she had serious intentions to get married and live happily ever after.
She had placed herself in several of the mail-order-bride online sites, however was only interested in someone relatively close to her in age and interests.
As importantly, she admitted that if she was to move away from her family and friends, he would need to be wealthy, able to fly her back and forth when she wished as well as help her family if need be. She laughed when telling me of emails from gents old enough to be her father, pouring their hearts out to her; of course she was not interested.
She also asked me how I got so tall, as most of the men writing her from America online were short, bald and fat? She then smiled and continued to eat her meal — got me! There remain quality ladies who have not been ruined if you know where to look.
When in Kiev in , I began dating a lady who worked at the laundry facility where I had my clothes dry cleaned. She was I believe everything a man could want in a woman, educated, hardworking, tall, lovely, womanly, traditional, however, I made it a rule to not become romantically entangled with a Ukrainian woman.
Anyhow, just wanted to share a few words of my time in Ukraine. And dont forget that lithianians are Baltic ,maybe im wrong but i bet this is more germanic genetic, some lithuanians remind me German or swedish Beauty. June 28, at 7: August 8, at If you are looking for a woman who is only interested in your money……then look no furter. These woman are ruthless and if you are an idiot and fall for the lies that they tell you, then you have no one to blame but yourself.
They will literally take any man regardless of looks and personality if they consider him to be wealthy and willing to spend money on them. I genuinely feel sorry for the men who are trapped and duped by these calculating deceptive wonen.
Granted there are some who are very attractive…. I know which I would prefer. December 29, at 4: Totally agree, you need to live in Lithuania to really select the good out of the tons of garbage. Lithuanian girls are really keen to squeeze a man if they think they can get something from him. They typical trap is tell you that they wanna a baby, even without being married. Russian girls are less Machiavellian and more caring.