Greek mother: You better be talking about the Aegean Sea!
As she threatens you with the κουτάλα(wooden spoon). That said Greek women are very strong, maybe it comes from the rugged nature we inhabit or maybe it comes from having a father who always said,“ you are equal if not better then my sons, achieve!
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By the way, when in Greece, make sure to check this list too. They are what they are, but also carry a bit of culture inside them, as they are connected to our evolution through times and eras where they meant something for daily life. That has to do with our belief that nobody must leave the table feeling not fulfilled. Well, it also means that you can shout out Maria in a square and 50 women will turn their heads. Greeks have contributed (at least ancient Greeks did) with the philosophical background on Reason. Chinese did too, along with more ancient civilizations like Egyptians, Persians, and more. You can walk in Greek forests without thinking that all plantation and insects may kill you.
That is another superstition, of course, but it is part of our idea for hospitality. Greeks abroad miss Greece for the “chaotic” part too.
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Now the non Greeks who are still with their spouses are the ones who became more Greek than the Greek! Have converted(major factor), and raise their children immersed in Greekness! It’s not just Greeks who don't date or marry within or out of their culture,this happens to all people’s (why scope out Greeks). Eros will release his arrow from his bow you just never know where it will land!
Its a matter of preference, love, attraction and environment.
It is also for those who are curious about how to handle their Greek significant other. We love to dance as dancing is a form of expressing our feelings. If she is slightly traditional prepare to consume lots and significantly cooked food.
Ladies and gentlemen, sit comfortable and read this guide. Well, yes some times, some Greeks dance Zeimpekiko just because it “looks good,” but that is an exception. For some particular reason, there is a rumor that Greek taxi drivers know everything. When we order food, we tend to order more than we will eat.
1 We’re screamers When you’re with us at a family gathering, you’ll be mildly horrified by the fact that we all murderously scream at one another.