Ah, Hungary. The gorgeous country of natural hot springs, Harry Houdini, and paprika.
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Of course, there are plenty of other stunning things that you can enjoy when in Hungary, and one of them could be hanging out with some sexy Hungarian men.
We all know that international dating can get pretty hard and there are plenty of Hungarian men stereotypes.
But I’m here to break some of them, spill you the whole truth and give you some Hungarian men dating tips.
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What are Hungarian Men Like?
Well, this is never an easy question to answer.
The biggest problem is that you can’t generalize and say that the whole nation is the same in every aspect.
But there are still some things that most Hungarian men have in common.
For easy reference, I’ve decided to divide this part into different sections that I find important in a man.
Without further ado, let’s dive into it.
What Physical Traits Distinguish Hungarian Men from Other Men
First of all, Hungarian people have mixed origins.
Some of their ancestors came from Asia, but they are also loosely related to some other European ethnic groups, such as Finns and Estonians.
However, the Asian gene got kind of lost over as time went by, so you won’t find many people that have that look.
This is why typical Hungarian men can look like anything, really.
Well, the one thing that they all have in common is that they belong to the Caucasian race and they have that European look, but that’s where similarities end.
Your Hungarian boyfriend could be blonde and pale-skinned like he’s from Finland, or he could have completely dark hair and eyes, with tanned skin, like he’s from Turkey.
So, they can have paler or darker skin, the color of their hair ranges from blonde to black, and there are different eye colors that they can have.
Their height is average, somewhere around 5 feet 10 inches, and their physical build varies.
All in all, there are plenty of hot Hungarian men, but there are also those who aren’t that attractive.
The thing that I noticed is that Hungarian males like to dress sharply and fashionably, but what most of them consider to be fashionable could only be described as kitsch.
I think that the most important condition they have when it comes to the trendiness of their outfit is the price of it, and we all know that that’s not the case all the time.
But there are still plenty of handsome Hungarian guys who know how to dress well without overdoing it in any way.
Additional Rating – The Tinder 1000 Swipe Rating
On top of the physical trait ratings for Hungarian men, we have also created our own additional rating from the Hungarian men we see on Tinder. We call it the 1,000 Tinder swipe rating. It is extremely accurate and gives a very good overall picture of the men and how attractive they are.
This is how it works.
We swiped through 1000 different profiles in all of the major cities of Hungary and took note of how many handsome men there are. We jotted down how many 8’s, 9’s and 10’s there are based on their profile pictures. Here is a quick breakdown.
- 0-100 is poor
- 100-200 is OK
- 200-300 is Good
- 300 – 400 Is Incredible
- 400 + is Mindblowing (There are only a few of these)
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But, we all know how the saying goes.
“Never judge a book by its cover.”
Dating Hungarian men is more than just their looks and the way that they dress.
It’s also about their assertiveness, honesty, and maturity.
What are Hungarian guys like in relationships?
Here are some of the most important things that I noticed.
1. Gentleman Rating
The one thing that genuinely surprised me about Hungarian men is the way that they treat you once you start dating. And they surprised me in a good way.
American women looking for Hungarian men will also be pleasantly surprised by this because they are just used to getting full attention and never paying the bill.
People in Hungary certainly follow the gender roles and it’s always expected from men to pay the bill and treat their woman nicely, and most of them do exactly that.
And if you really want to know, that’s also what Hungarian men in bed are like.
However, there are still some of them that should at least learn some manners before they leave the house.
If there’s one thing that Hungarian men know, it’s what they want in life and what they stand for.
You can try to get into an argument with one of these fellas about some moral issues or a similar theme, but chances are that your arguments will fall on deaf ears.
Also, they are extremely assertive, so nobody can just walk over them.
Hungarian people, in general, are known to be pretty straightforward.
The one example of this is their usual answer to the question “How are you?”
In most western countries people would just answer with something similar to “Good, and you?”, but in Hungary, you’re probably going to get pleasantly or unpleasantly surprised with an honest answer.
One of the biggest Hungarian guy stereotypes is that they are pessimistic, but that’s not entirely true.
While it might seem like it at first, you should know that they are just being honest and that that’s good for you in the long run.
If you’re wondering about Hungarian guys in bed, you can rest assured that they’re loyal. Well, at least most of them are.
Remember, dating a Hungarian guy means that you’re with somebody who is honest and has integrity, and those things usually go together with loyalty.
They are also gentlemen and they are more likely to break up with you before they decide to stray.
5. How protective are they?
As I said before, Hungarian people tend to follow the typical gender roles when it comes to relationships.
This is why the man in the relationship is usually tough and assertive, and he’s ready to fight for his woman if the need arises.
Well, hopefully, it will never get to that point, but you should know that he’s here to protect you.
When it comes to jealousy, I didn’t get the vibe that they’re that jealous, at least not from my experience.
6. Are they resourceful?
Financially wise, I could say that typical Hungarian guys are pretty resourceful, especially the younger generation. They would most likely be able to make enough income for both of you.
When it comes to things like fixing stuff around the house, most of them could compete with professionals.
But, if you were imagining some sexy Hungarian guys making you some goulash, I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to ruin your dreams.
Hungarian men are notoriously spoiled, especially when it comes to food and cooking.
I’d say that Hungarian guys are pretty mature, even when they’re younger.
This is also something that can be connected to their honesty and straightforwardness, but I find it kind of amusing.
However, this is something that can get confusing and pretty boring if you aren’t used to their dry and sarcastic sense of humor. But just give them a chance!
Based on all of the previous traits that I listed you would think that Budapest is filled with handsome Hungarian men who know that they’re handsome and are not afraid to use it to gain an advantage when it comes to catching your attention.
Well, that’s not the case.
You can go to a bar in Budapest and not a single guy will approach you. Why is that?
The best place to meet Hungarian men turns out to be dating sites or dating apps.
They’re more open there, so I think it’s safe to say that it’s a confidence thing, although I have no idea why.
9. Are they friendly or reserved?
The truth is, the first thing that you’ll think when you meet Hungarian guys is going to be “Why do they hate me?”
They don’t hate you, they just seem cold at first.
This seems to be the usual turn of events in this part of Europe. Most of the Scandinavians are even worse!
However, this shouldn’t discourage you.
Hungarian people are great friends once you get through all the layers protecting their hearts.
Hungary is a country with a rich cultural history in arts, music, sports, and so much more. Visit this country during the summertime and take as many pictures as you like.
Hungarian men are simple and easy-going, you can have a good time in the country and at the same time enjoy the company of good men.
Read further to know more about the culture of a Hungary man and know if you will be willing to go all the way.
Dating a Hungarian Man: Pros and Cons
Dating Hungarian guys has its pros and cons, as does dating any ethnicity in general.
The one thing that you should remember to always be prepared for when it comes to international dating is that the people and the dating culture might be completely different than when you’re from.
What are Hungarian men like in relationships? What are the good things and the bad things?
Let’s find out.
As I mentioned before, dating a Hungarian man means dating a serious and straightforward person who won’t lie to you.
These guys value their honesty and it would be best if that honesty is reciprocated.
Why would you want to be with a guy who lies to you?
If nothing else, their honesty is something that you can surely count on.
With that in mind, another good thing is that they care about your feelings. They’re always honest, but never brutally honest.
A good choice if you’re hoping for endgame
Most of these guys truly value tradition and marriage is an important step in any relationship.
So, if you want something really long-lasting and serious, a Hungarian guy might be just the one for you.
Also, a lot of single Hungarian men have expressed that they would be willing to move abroad with their spouse if the need arises.
Another good thing for us is that they love foreign women.
Get ready to eat some amazing food
The one thing that I noticed in Budapest was the abundance of food joints with food all around the world.
There are just so many options!
But none of those will ever come close to the beauty of Hungarian cuisine.
Seriously, I would eat all of the goulash and langos that you put in from of me.
They like to drink
Whether it’s beer or palinka, a Hungarian guy is going to love to get drunk with his friends.
I get that this is a cultural thing, but I also think that picking your boyfriend up from the floor because he can’t walk every week is kind of a sign of immaturity and a big red flag.
This is why it might seem like a bar is the best place where to meet Hungarian guys.
They like to smoke
One of the things that you probably aren’t going to like about Hungarian guys if you’re from one of the western countries is that they like to smoke a lot.
According to statistics, around 30% of people aged 15 and up in Hungary are smokers.
You might like this if you’re a smoker, but most other people don’t.
I said this before and I’ll say it again. Most Hungarian guys are typical mama’s boys.
And most of them don’t even know how to cook! But they’ll still expect from you to cook their national dishes that you’ve never even heard of before just the way that their moms make them.
How to meet Hungarian men
Now that I’ve (hopefully) answered the question “What are Hungarian men like?”, it’s time to get into action.
If you’re wondering how to meet Hungarian men I have a simple answer for you.
As I said before, even though the bars might be filled with single Hungarian guys, you’re going to have more luck on some of the dating websites that are used there often.
Also, you’ll have more luck in bigger places, like Budapest.
One of the best ones that you can sign up to is Randivonal.hu.
This is one of the oldest and most visited dating sites in Hungary. The user base is vast, with plenty of people of different ages.
The website is easy to use and relatively easy to sign up to.
You can choose to connect your Facebook account or you can use your email and fill out some basic information.
After that, you should fill out the part where you describe yourself and what you’re searching for in a relationship.
This part of the process might seem tedious, but it’s actually less time-consuming than on other websites.
Whatever you do, don’t try to speed up this process by just writing some gibberish or whatever. This site has strict security and they will flag your account and your email if they notice suspicious activity.
Take your time and be patient! After all, a well filled-out profile is going to make your chances better.
After that, you can get to locate your matches.
You can do this easily by searching for people based on profiles that match yours, people who are looking for other people like you, profiles that are similar to yours, etc.
When you click on a profile you’ll see more about the person and your compatibility percentage.
Now the only thing left is to message the members that you’re interested in. You can do this easily, but you should know that you’ll only be allowed to message platinum members if you’re a free member.
Becoming a platinum or gold member will open more opportunities for you on this website.
However, a thing that you should be aware of as a foreign woman, is the language barrier.
A lot of Hungarian people speak English well, but a lot of them don’t. You won’t know until you try to get in touch with them.
All in all, this site is the best place where to meet Hungarian men. But how do you make them stay?
Don’t worry, because I’m here to give you some Hungarian guy dating tips!
How to conquer a Hungarian man’s heart
Now that I’ve taught you all about their virtues and flaws, and how to meet a Hungarian guy, it’s time to teach you how to get to their hearts.
1. Show him that you can cook and that you can do it well
If there’s one thing that Hungarian men love it’s a woman who can cook.
I mean, the saying says it all. The way to a man’s heart unquestionably is through his stomach. Especially when he’s spoiled.
Speaking of that, don’t just cook them anything. The best thing that you can make to get a Hungarian man on his knees is some traditional Hungarian food.
This could be the part where you start to panic because you never made any Hungarian food in your life, but chill out.
Follow some recipes that you find online, follow your instincts, and make it with love.
If he’s a normal guy he’ll appreciate the effort, at least. And if he’s not a normal guy leave him.
2. Do your research
If you want to get a Hungarian man to like you, you should do your research on the history of this amazing country.
And get ready, because there’s a lot of it, and it can get complicated.
A typical Hungarian guy might seem pessimistic and like they hate the country where they come from, and that’s mostly based on its history, but they don’t genuinely hate it, they’re just passionate about it.
A good conversation about their history is bound to get the two of you closer.
Culture and history are important things to share with somebody when it comes to international dating, and you should be considerate of this.
3. Let him pay the bill
The traditional values and gender roles are kind of really important in the Hungarian dating culture.
This means that the man is the one who’s supposed to pay the bill. And you should let him do it.
Hungarian guys are gentlemen, and this is important to them.
You will notice this for sure the first time you dine out with him because as soon as you call for the bill the waiter will put it in front of him, and not in front of you or in the middle.
You can ask to split the bill, but chances are that they’ll insist.
They might split the bill or even let you pay later on in the relationship.
4. Don’t compliment him too much
Western people, mostly Americans, come from countries where it’s normal to give people compliments all the time.
This kind of makes those compliments lose weight and meaning. At least that is what most Hungarian people would say.
Giving compliments for things that are considered normal is just weird in Hungary.
And if you do decide to do it you’ll likely be met with a reaction that shows how unused your Hungarian date is to that.
You can still compliment him, just don’t do it too much.
5. Learn the language
One of the best tips for dating a Hungarian man that I have to give you is to learn the language.
I get it, Hungarian could fall into the category of the hardest languages to learn, but you can at least try to get a hold of some of the phrases.
Most Hungarian guys can speak English well, but you should still try to speak a bit of Hungarian, out of respect.
Also, showing him that you care about his culture and his language will undoubtedly make him fall in love with you, and it’s a great thing if you’re planning to have something long-lasting.
Top 3 Hottest Hungarian Men
There are plenty of hot Hungarian guys, but I managed to make a list of some of my favorites. Enjoy!
This 38-year-old man is a member of one of the most popular hip hop bands in Hungary.
He has that rugged masculine man look, and his beard makes him undeniable.
So, he’s musically talented and he looks good for his age? Sign me up!
Here’s a sports guy with an unlikely profession: a kayaker.
Well, don’t be surprised, because this means that he has shoulder and back muscles that are to die for.
Unfortunately, his successful career stopped in 2015, but at least he still looks good.
This former competitive swimmer is one of the best Hungarian swimmers up to date.
Besides his Olympic gold medal, he also won three world championships and two European Championships.
This 30-year-old man has the body of a Greek god, and based on his Instagram we can see that he knows it.
Now that you know a lot more about Hungarian men, don’t you think it is time to take that trip you have been thinking about for a while now and learn new cultures as you find love alongside?
If you are willing to try online dating first, I will recommend that you use the ultimate guide for online dating to increase your chances of success.
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