The joy of receiving a bouquet can easily turn into a real disaster if you are not aware of the cultural differences between the rest of the world and Eastern Europe. If you master the art of giving flowers the way people do it in Eastern Europe however, you will be able to multiply the pleasure of both yourself and your Eastern European girl.
Giving flowers is one of the best ways to show your lady that you care for her. However, you will have to learn these simple facts about the etiquette of giving flowers to an Eastern European girl to avoid awkward situations:
Never give your date an even number of flowers. This is very, very important. In Western Europe, people often give flowers in half dozens or a dozen. In the majority of Eastern European countries, such as Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Latvia and few more countries an even number of flowers is given only to the dead.
People in Eastern Europe bring even numbers of flowers when visiting the graveyard or when going to a funeral. These are the only occasions when you will see Eastern European girls giving flowers in twos, fours, sixes, and so on.
When you are giving a flower or a bouquet of flowers to a girl from Eastern Europe – be it on a date or when visiting her at home – always try to give uneven numbers. The only exception to this rule is the number 13. Even though it is an uneven number, it is believed to bring bad luck. You can buy either eleven or fifteen instead, but do not give thirteen flowers to your lady.
The color of the flowers you choose to give plays a very small role but it is still worth mentioning. Generally, it does not matter hugely what type of flowers you decide to give to your lady. However, there are still a few things you are best being aware of.
White flowers, especially calla lilies, are used mostly at weddings. However, white chrysanthemum flowers are most likely to be seen at a funeral. It is a good idea to avoid giving white and yellow flowers in the first place, and you will be sure to avoid any misunderstanding.
Good choices when it comes to flowers to bring on your first date are pink, purple and other strong colored blooms. Roses are always an excellent choice. Pay special attention to the fact that a red rose has a very strong symbolical meaning in expressing your love for someone, so do not bring a single red rose on your very first date with your Eastern European girl.