As you might already have heard, Serbian men are of patriarchal behavior and that means are not able to treat women in a very kind manner and for most of Western women it could be even unacceptable. But there are many stereotypes which we know about Serbian men and very often they do not have anything common with the reality. Men are different everywhere, you cannot judge person according to the origin or the country he/she is from. But if you do, it would be unfair at least for the reason all Serbian men are different. Today we talk about stereotypes and the most common we would describe in our article.
In general Serbian man differs, for example, from American man by traditional point of view on life towards a woman, her spot in the structure of family, etc. Serb will expect his woman to prepare food and do the house chores. They like when woman is dressed up well and this is what women in Serbia do. Opinion of Serbian men about American women is they often have problems with extra weight, appearance of many is not as appearance of local Serbian women, and that they dress carelessly.
If you go for a date with Serbian man, he will pay for both in restaurant, otherwise he might be offended. If you propose to split the bill, he might think you considered him to be poor or earn not much.
Serbian man adores his mother and sisters and would always defend them. In some Serbian families it is common when man lives with his wife and parents and here the problems appears with mother-in-law, as she is eager to give advices about everything, including your family life, cooking and cleaning the house, she is authority in the family and very often she is the reason of divorce in many families. Serbian man worships his mother and her opinion I usually more important to him than the opinion of his wife. Sometimes men from Serbia are very possessive, demanding and jealous. It might be hard for Western, usually much emancipated woman, got used to ‘normal’ behavior of Serbian man, who is always dominant in relationship and family life. If you can’t take that fact and it is unacceptable to you, you better not start building relationship with Serbian man.
Very often the mother of Serbian guy becomes kind of subconcsious competitor for his girlfriend or wife. She would check you and even if you are doing well. Even if she is smiling to you, she might treat you not very good. And if you are foreign woman, this sometimes could be doubled. It is like the tradition in Serbian families, when mother-in-law does not like her daughter-in-law and in every possible moment tries to teach her life. Of course, it is not always like that, don’t be upset. Just in case we described that sometimes such things might take place so you could be prepared and plan in advance how to act and what position to take.
We gave some negative examples and bad generalizations, let’s say, the worst could happen to woman who got married man in Serbia. But generalizations are not always good thing to do, as they might be offensive and even inappropriate in many cases. Many foreign women, who were married to Serbian men feel themselves under strong defense and say their husbands treat them like queens. Many men many minds, but it is better to know all the possible attitudes, learn from the experience of other women who had relationship with Serbian men and hope for the best, building your own happiness.